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September in the Marais -Last Minute Special

Sometimes the best trips result from last-minute impulses! Summer may be over, but that doesn’t have to mean an end to your travels. Due to a  last minute cancellation, Haven in Paris is offering a great special offer on the spectacular
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The Straight Story: Buying & Renovating a flat in Paris

After living for years in Paris, Bill O’Such and his wife Ineke relocated to the United States. In an effort to “keep one foot in France,” they bought and renovated a pied-à-terre which they rent to tourists when they
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Paris on wheels: Fat Tire Bike Tours-no bikes in the bus lane here

Although Paris isn’t quite as bike-centric as Amsterdam just yet, bicycles have definitely become the hip and green way to get around. As Sarah pointed out earlier, the now-ubiquitous Vélibs’ have converted Parisians over to the scenic
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Overdose of Life – Paris it is!

I recently shot this incredibly snuggly photo of my kitty before heading out for an evening stroll of Montmartre. Stumbling upon the above quote on the window of a neighborhood boutique somehow seemed appropriate. Paris we may be, English most
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What to Wear in France in the Summer

August might be drawing to a close, but don’t pack up your summer wardrobe just yet! The warm weather extends well into the Fall in Paris. Below, expert Julie Blakley helps to demystify the “rules” of Parisian street fashion.
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Images of August – Paris relaxes

Did I mention I love August in Paris? I do! It’s the best. Everything winds down and the city breathes. Here are a few images of the city of lights relaxing and enjoying. I’m taking it while it lasts; the rentrée is right around the
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Paris by Vélib’

Photo Erica Berman The nice thing about Paris is that it’s small for such a major city; a lot of things you might want to see and do are within walking distance of each other. The Louvre is not far from the Marais, from which you can
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Tying the Knot… French Style

All photos courtesy of FeteinFrance Summer may be waning, but wedding season is far from over in France. For many foreigners, the idea of planning a wedding here is both enchanting and daunting. But don’t be deterred by the  logistical
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Insider Paris: Linda Donahue’s Parisien Salon

Photos by Linda Donahue A self-proclaimed wanderer and observer, Linda Donahue knows how to make herself at home. A writer and photographer by trade, Linda has built a career around roaming, exploring, and simply getting to know the ins-and-outs
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Da Carmine – Napoli in Paris. Pizza & terrace on rue des Martyrs

Terrace & Pizza Da Carmine. Photo Erica Berman Last Wednesday was perfect weather in Paris (not a common occurrence) and I was having dinner with good friends. What better time to find a terrace to dine on and enjoy the setting sun and
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HiP Paris Eats: Communal-Style Dining

Glou Restaurant – Picture by Erica Berman Our friends over at Parisien Salon, a website with great tips on things to do in Paris, recently posted  a helpful list of tasty restaurants that feature canteen-style (communal) tables. Perfect
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Neighborhood Spotlight: A day in the Marais

The Marais is one of Paris’ oldest and most famous neighborhoods. Home to scores of galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants and riddled with narrow cobble-stoned streets, it is one of the best Parisian neighborhoods to explore for the leisurely
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Rachel Khoo’s Cucumber & Mint Soup

Photo courtesy of rkhooks.net The markets of Paris are bursting with fresh produce, but who wants to spend August slaving over a hot stove? Food creative Rachel Khoo has come to our rescue with a chilled soup that is perfect for a simple summer meal.
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Jonesing for Gelato in Paris – Caramella – rue des Martyrs

I’ve been back from Italy 8 days now. I am settling nicely into my Parisian rhythm, but I still heed the call for gelato. As I thought luck would have it, there is an Italian-owned gelato shop, Caramella, right around the corner from me on
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Cul de Poule – Chicken’s arse or mixing bowl, in any case interesting dining!

After reading David Lebovitz’s super upbeat post and Geneviève’s gently scathing article about the Cul de Poule restaurant, I was unsure whether I would find a trendy hipster resto with snooty servers and less than average food, or a
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Sassy Summer Recipes from Rachel Khoo

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Slow Travels Through Europe

View from the Ecoles apartment where Pauline stayed – Photo Barbara van Zanten. www.europaphotogenica.com Pauline Kenny, founder & owner of www.sloweurope.com, can be difficult to track down.  After renting a 2 bedroom in the Latin