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Autumn in Paris: French Fashion for Fall

Autumn is here and that means its time to pack away all of my summer dresses and sandals, and pull out all my winter woolies, coats, and boots.
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Travel

A Weekend in Marseille

Sitting on a natural harbor on France’s Mediterranean coast, Marseille has been attracting travelers since ancient times. Here’s how to spend the perfect weekend in Marseille....read more
Tours and Classes

French Cooking Classes Online

Every year, thousands of people come to France with the objective of sampling its amazing cuisine. Many go a step further by learning to make French food themselves, taking hands-on cooking classes in Paris and around the country. The Covid-19 crisis is preventing many from being able to do this, or at least, in person. But the pandemic has actually expanded the possibilities of learning how ...read more
Events

La Rentrée Events in Paris

After the quietness of August, the city comes back to life in September and there are plenty of events to attend, albeit in tweaked Covid-friendly formats....read more
Travel

Exploring a Different Side of Provence: Arles, Camargue & Les Alpilles

For many, Provence equals rolling fields of lavender and quaint villages. But this southern French region also has a rich history and immense natural diversity. You can discover these lesser-known facets in the city of Arles and its surroundings, home to impressive Roman vestiges, France’s largest wetlands, otherworldly rocky mountains, and sites linked to artist Vincent van Gogh....read more

Parisian Living

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Learning to Speak French with a Mask

I moved to France three years ago, speaking rusty high-school French and ready to live large. By the beginning of 2020, I was getting the hang of it. One thing I couldn’t do, though, was talk on the phone. Then Covid-19 happened. Now, we live in masks. And it’s like talking on the phone all the time....read more
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Our Favorite Bistro Cookbooks, Part 2

Here at HIP Paris, we know so many of our readers are longing to visit the City of Light for their much-needed French fix. The next best thing, in our opinion, is re-creating your favorite bistro dishes at home. When we set out to do a round-up of the best bistro cookbooks, there were simply too many to fit in one post. And we’ve saved some of our most beloved for this installment!...read more
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Paris’ Best Hidden Gardens

There are some green spaces that are hidden in plain sight and are only visited by those in the know. Enjoy a moment of greenery and tranquility at these hidden Paris gardens....read more
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Food & Drink

Where to Eat Around the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or inventive cuisine, a short walk will take you to these great restaurants near the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre....read more

Paris Restaurants Are Taking It to the Streets

I can’t speak for everyone in Paris, but all I really want to do now that the quarantine is slowly lifting is go outside. Eat outside, drink outside, walk outside. ...read more

August in Paris: Restaurants & Cafés Staying Open

Lots of restaurants and cafes close in August, which can make it tricky to find somewhere to eat and drink if you’re visiting the city, or one of the few locals (i.e. me) to remain. I’ve made it my mission to hunt down some of the best restaurants and cafés that will be open this month in the city:...read more

Paris’ Best New Summer Terraces

It’s summer in Paris and that means it’s time to take advantage of the many terraces and rooftop bars the city has to offer. Here are this year’s best new spots for you to check out. ...read more
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