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Hidden Kitchen Paris – Underground foodie heaven

Hidden Kitchen private dinner club in Paris – with no idea what to expect, and no expectations to fufill, we were unexpectedly seduced and thrilled by this underground off the beaten path Parisian dining extravaganza. Expertly run by an
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Paris apartment Spotlight – Luxurious 2 Bedroom haven by Palais Royal & the Louvre

Paris Apartment rental Spotlight – Sleek Opulence in the Heart of Paris: This week on the HiP Blog we bring you an inside look into one of our favorite properties of the moment: our Rameau two-bedroom flat, located right smack in the
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Perfect Pizza in Paris

While most people don’t come to Paris for pizza, if you get the urge for a fix of authentic Italian eats, the Golfe de Naples is the place to go. This bustling inconspicuous restaurant nestled on a corner behind the Bd St. Germain by the
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Vintage Shopping by HiP Canal St. Martin

Although we all want to channel a little Coco Chanel/Edith Piaf/Laetitia Casta while wandering through St. Germain, the price points attached to the fashion dream can be more than a little dissuasive. Here to rescue the dream felled by
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A walk in Paris in the sun

After many years of living Paris the beauty of the city is often lost behind the cloudy grey weather and daily train-train*.  Often I find I must make a concerted effort to find the time to take advantage of this beautiful city. Yesterday, a
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Recession-Friendly Travel: Comparing Luxury Hotel Rates With Luxury Apartment Rates

Same services, same amenities, drastically different budgets When you think vacation, what first springs to mind? Finally getting a full night’s sleep in luxurious sheets, sleeping in ‘til noon, lifelong friendships that spring from random
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B&B – Chambres et table d’hotes – in the Creuse ‘les Puits’

Feb 1, 2009 –  Tonight we head toward our B&B I found in La Creuse, a little known & lovely region of France. Orleans, to Vierzon to Le Chatre to Boussac..la Creuse. We arrive in fog and drizzle to a little village in the middle of
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Domaine de la Piale – B&B in the Lot

Photo Erica Berman Many hours of driving on winding roads, a near collision with a large male deer, and poor directions later we arrived at our Chambre D’hotes – Bed & Breakfast – Domaine de la Piale in the tiny town of
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Live like a Parisian for a week

How would you like to walk in a Parisian’s shoes for a week and live the good life? Now with French Links Tours’s customized art de vivre experience you can. Not only does French Links assist you in renting a fabulous furnished, air-conditioned
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Exploring Paris’ Green Spaces

Photo Erica Berman Text Jen Holup Open the infamous little red “Plan de Paris” to a map of any arrondissement, and you will be presented with pleasant green shapes on every page.  Full of green spaces to discover, Paris is a
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Les Trois Baudets, Valhere & Gluten Free Restautant ‘Des si et des Mets ‘

Last night I attended the French rock concert of Valhere at the newly opened concert halle  ‘Les Trois Baudets’ in Montmartre – Serge Gainsbourg, George Brassens, Jacques Brel and Juliet Greco all had their start in this club
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Atrabilaire

Over a long Parisian lunch today, my friend Thomas mentioned that he was grumpy this morning and great food and excellent company had put him in a much better frame of mind. I said to to him, “tu étais d’humeur atrabilaire ce
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Americans in Paris

This website, chock-full of interesting cultural tid-bits and recommendations, is like a crash course in life in France. Whether you’re looking to understand how French cell phone contracts work, trying to find American organizations in
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Gridskipper

For incredibly useful, under-the-radar finds, be sure to check out Gridskipper. This well-curated blog features interactive maps spotlighting often obscure but always titillating gems, ranging from Paris’ best bespoke perfume shops to the best
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Haven in Paris & Hipparis Newsletter

HAVEN IN PARIS NEWSLETTER Please sign up to receive our email newsletter. You will find all sort of Last Minute Paris vacation rentals and early bird Specials offers, +  tons of useful information on Paris, France and Italy please fill in the
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France Monthly

France Monthly – A cultural link to “La Belle France” and a great way to continue building Franco-American ties. A huge database on travel information about France. Information on France’s regions, history & the best
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Eco-Friendly Shopping Tours in Paris