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The Best Markets in Provence

The following Provence markets are some of our favorites, featuring excellent local producers, passionate artisans, a lively authentic atmosphere, and much 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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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My Perfect Day in Normandy: Sharon Santoni

British-born, Sharon Santoni has spent most of her life in France. A maven of good taste, Sharon launched My French Country Home in 2010, and My French Country Home Magazine in 2019. Read on for a taste of authentic French living that will make
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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.
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Dorie Greenspan’s Summer Vegetable Tian

Tian is the word for both the the dish itself and the pottery casserole in which this dish is cooked. My friend and cookbook author Lucinda Scala Quinn (Mad Hungry), summed up the dish perfectly: She said the best ones should have too much oil,
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Four Paris Vacation Apartments to Dream of Now

Are you dreaming of traveling again? Paris, with all it has to offer, never ceases to seduce and surprise, whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been coming back for decades. Planning travel right now is tricky, but with the right
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Favorite French Basket Bags for Summer

The basket bag has become the must-have summer accessory. To get that effortlessly chic look, check out one of these French brands making the perfect basket bags for summer.
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A Guide to Paris’s Latin Quarter

Where Hemingway once walked, and students now weave in and out of Soufflot Hall and the Bibliothèque Saint-Geneviève, is the storied Latin Quarter, straddling parts of the fifth and sixth arrondissements of Paris.
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Where to Eat Around the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe

Here is a selection of venues around the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe that are well worth eating at, compared to the chain restaurants that unfortunately line the world-famous avenue. In fact, in the case of some⁠, you may even have
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The Best Homeware Stores in Paris

I dream of the day I’ll have my own place to deck out completely in the furniture and homeware of my choice. And when I do, I know where I’ll be heading...
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Square Spotting: Paris’s Prettiest Squares for Summer

It’s finally summer. And as we are now able to stroll around the city as usual, here are some bookmark-worthy ideas and inspiration for exploring! We've been through the City of Light’s prettiest secret streets, so here are some of the most
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Our Favorite French Soap Brands

We’ve all been doing a lot of hand washing lately. But this task that we have to perform many times a day doesn’t have to be a chore. Bring a little luxury to your hand washing routine with some of these lovely French soap brands.
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Slow Flowers: The Sustainable Movement is Growing in Paris

The Ferme Florale Urbaine cultivates sustainable, seasonal flowers and sells them to both florists and individuals. They are part of the growing “Slow Flower” movement, joining the ranks of slow food and fashion.
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Fragonard Giveaway: The Perfect Summer Soap By Go-To French Heritage Perfume-Makers

A ubiquitous joie de vivre weaved its way through France, and all to the scent of Fragonard’s exclusive fruity parfums. Popular with members of high society on both sides of the Atlantic, the French house’s pretty glass flasks of perfumes were