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La REcyclerie: Head North of Montmartre for Urban Gardening & Eclectic Food & Drink

HiP Paris Blog, La Recyclerie, Isabel Miller-Bottome DSC_0031 Up until recently, the only reason people passed through Porte de Clignancourt, on the outskirts of the 18th arrondissement, was for the famous Marché aux puces antique market in St. Ouen. The creation of Les Jardins du Ruisseau, a community garden located on the abandoned platforms of the city’s former commuter rail system, increased the appeal of this rough-around-the-edges area, attracting urban explorers and city picnickers since the gardens opened their doors almost ten years ago. HiP Paris Blog, La Recyclerie, Isabel Miller-Bottome DSC_0044 More »

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September Events in Paris

Jazz at la Villette, Festival d’Automne, Fete de l’humanite, Sneakerness, Sinkane, Techno Parade, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Park(ing) Day, les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, Duchamp, Les Sept Soirées Ensembles

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Paris' Best Mexican Restaurants

When I spent a semester abroad in London in college, I desperately missed Mexican food. I remember asking a local if you could get it anywhere in the city. He replied “You mean like Doritos?” Obviously Mexican food was a long ways from catching on. But not in Paris.

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Luxury Lingerie

There is nothing more Parisienne that underwear that oozes sexy attitude with understated elegance and there is no where better for a decadent splurge on intimate underthings than the area around the Carrefour de la Croix Rouge on the the Rive Gauche.

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La Table de Cybèle

It’s seems that Boulogne, a relatively staid suburb of Paris, is becoming spunkier as a different breed of establishment seems to be seeping into the area. Concept stores, pizza joints with NYC aspirations, a combo cookie shop/tattoo parlor and the like are making a bit of a buzz that has caused some to liken the area to the “Brooklyn of Paris.”

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Best Bike Rides in Paris

A bicycle provides the perfect tempo for exploring a city. You can get from point A to point B faster than you would walking, but it’s slow enough that you get to take in the scenery in a way that riding a bus or the subway never allows. Here are some of the best bike rides around the City of Light.

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Eating & Drinking Around Montreuil

Approaching Montreuil on the eastern bound line nine, you’re welcomed to the unique Paris suburb as your metro tram whizzes by the Montreuil station Maraîchers. Named after the market gardeners of this formerly green and fertile region, Montreuil is a city proud of its bucolic past and embracing its diverse and progressive present.

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Finding an Apartment in Paris

One of the questions we receive most frequently from our readers and guests is “I’m looking to buy an apartment in Paris – where should I start?” Buying real estate anywhere has its challenges. When you’re navigating listings, visits, brokers, fees, and regulations from across a continent or an ocean, the whole process can take on herculean proportions. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Top Five Movie Houses in Paris

In France, cinema is the 7th art, as culturally important as painting or literature and like museums or libraries, movie houses play a key role in local culture. Netflix has not yet come up the Seine, and according to the Office de Tourisme there are 84 theaters in Paris with well over 350 screens.

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