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How to Spend Sunday in Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Left Bank epicenter of artistic life, is decidedly more bourgeois than bohemian today, but it’s tough to beat its quintessential cobblestoned streets, hidden corners, and see-and-be-seen cafés. While you could spend
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Five Paris Art Venues to Check Out Now

Paris is one of those cities where there’s always a new opening, and this holds true for its art venues too. From a bar inside an abandoned train station that hosts exhibitions and live music performances to a fashion tycoon’s accessible art
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The Best Hidden Hilltop Villages of Provence

Provence is famous the world over for its postcard-worthy villages. Get off the beaten path and savor a real taste of Provence at these lesser-known, but equally beautiful hilltop villages across the region!
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My Perfect Day in Paris with Lina Nordin Gee

When Swede in Paris Lina Nordin Gee isn't designing beautiful shoes and bags for her line of accessories, she picks up her paints and brushes to indulge her artistic side.
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Zero-Waste Fashion the French Way

Shopping in the French capital doesn't need to take a hit on the environment. There are so many options for zero-waste fashion in Paris! Here's our advice for limiting your carbon footprint in style.
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Our Favorite Parisian Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Leaves have started to turn color and drop from trees in Paris, and the first crisp bites of autumn are settling in as we leave summer behind for la rentrée. Whether you’re sticking to télétravail (working from home) or getting back into the
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Outdoor Yoga in Paris Parks

With a world-wide pandemic, America’s Pacific coast fire apocalypse, the economy crashing, and us being trapped far from our loved ones (or cooped up with them), we’ve got to find small pleasures wherever we can. I found one this week. Outdoor
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What to do in Paris in October & Online Events

If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris this October, some of our favorite events are going ahead in Covid-adapted formats. And if you’re not, there are still some events you can participate in virtually!
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The Best Wine Bars in Paris

If you walk along the streets of Paris, you’ll be sure to find an eclectic array of wine bars. Given the complexity of finding the right address, we’ve handpicked a few of our favorite Parisian gems.
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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How to Spend a Weekend in Aix-en-Provence

While many people are attracted to the villages of Provence, the southern French region also has some wonderful cities. Here’s how to spend the perfect weekend in Aix-en-Provence.