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An Independent Tea House’s Success in Montmartre: Neo. T.

HiP Paris Blog visits Neo TAli Postma

The popularity of the Abbesses neighborhood and its village-like atmosphere has made the area a well loved destination for tourists. The neighborhood’s popularity has led to higher rents forcing some of the independent shops of Abbesses close their doors only to be replaced by bland franchised stores found all over  in France.

Despite this sad reality, a few specialty shops are able to stay true to the authentic quirky Montmartrois spirit.

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HiP Paris Blog on the museums that can be visited all year long

The All-Rounders: Paris Museums and Galleries to Visit All Year Long

No matter what exhibition is on, there are some museums in Paris that are worth visiting all year round. Whether it be stunning architecture or impressive permanent collections, these museums never fail to impress!

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HiP Paris Blog explores the expat mom experience

The Expat Mom Experience: To Paris and Back with Bébé

In our son Georges’ almost two-year life, he has crossed the Atlantic twelve times. And you would think after ten times, mom would have the system down like a pro. But no. Each time, I’m that mom. I’m the mom that scares girls in their early 20s, making me an involuntary PSA for birth control. Why? Because I make it look hard.

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HiP Paris Blog seeks out the best tsukemen in Paris

Desperately Seeking Tsukemen: Where to Find Paris' Best Japanese Noodles

Tsukemen differs from traditional ramen dishes in that the noodles don’t come in a soup. Instead, they’re served separately, and you use chopsticks to dunk them into a reduced broth or sauce, before slurping them up with delicate finesse.

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HiP Paris Blog visits Ibrik Cafe

Ibrik Cafe: Turkish Coffee, Pastries and Mezze in Paris

From the moment you step into Ibrik, you know you’re in a coffee shop that is unlike all the others that have recently opened in the French capital. The obvious presence of the hovoli sets the tone but, namely, a warmth exudes from the well-organized space.

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HiP Paris Blog tells you what to do in Paris when the Parisians disappear

August in Paris: What to do When the Parisians Disappear

For those with a glass-half-full attitude when the city is half-empty, August is the best time to explore the city. Although it’s true that a lot of many places close their doors completely during this period, there are still plenty of options. And best of all, you are free to enjoy them without the crowds!

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HiP Paris Blog round up the top events this August

August Events in Paris: Cinema en Plein Air, Rollerdisco and Rock en Seine

Here are our top picks of what’s on this month in Paris, including a garden dinner party, music festivals, open air cinema and roller disco.

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HiP Paris Blog rounds up this summer's artistic offerings

Paris' Summer Art Expos Not To Be Missed: Art/Afrique, Guy Bourdin and David Hockney

It’s nearly August, and while most of the French may be going on summer holidays, there’s still plenty to do in Paris. Cafés and shops may close, but many of the city’s art galleries and museums remain open. The mass exodus of Parisians during the summer holidays means there are often less crowds, making it the perfect time to visit.

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HiP Paris visits Le Cairn - naturopathy and coffee shop

Le Cairn: Naturopathy, Beauty Products and a Gluten Free Cafe in Paris' 7th

If you’re fortunate enough to have stumbled upon Le Cairn, a charming coffee café and naturopathy, you’ll hear soothing, indie soft rock on loop harmonizing alongside the comforting hum of the espresso machine. Welcome to the barista / wellness hideaway where you’ll truly feel at home.

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