Lounge Here Now: Best Places to Loiter in Paris

by Tory Hoen
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Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

8 comments on “Lounge Here Now: Best Places to Loiter in Paris

Melissa Watkins

Ahhhh…. Fontaine des Médicis is my favorite spot in Paris as well!

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Great. Thanks for doing such a good job. I will definitely check back to find out more and recommend my friends about your writing.

Dear HiP Paris, I recently came across your website and am so inspired by your work. I am an avid traveler myself, having grown up all over the world, now living in The Netherlands but traveling to Paris at least once a year. Thanks to bloggers like you, I have started my own photography blog, Again, thank you for your continued inspiration! Keep up the great posts!

Today I went to Buttes Chaumont for the first time and actually also took a stroll along Canal St Martin too (although not the first time) and I had a great time. So many different cultures, the smell of flowers and trees, hundreds of dogs, old couples, a lot of kids playing… It was a wonderful day. Buttes Chaumont was much more beautiful than I expected. I wonder though about Bois de Boulogne. I have been there but didnt find it that nice at all. It felt to ‘consrtucted’ (I was at the big lake with the small islands in the middle) and was actually disappointed. Where to go in this huge park for a nice stroll??

Is there anywhere in the south easterly corner, down near Notre Dame or the Pantheon?

I can’t wait to find my place to lounge and loiter. Legally, of course. One wouldn’t want to be arrested for loitering in a non-public place, lol!

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