Author: Lily Heise

Lily Heise has been living in Paris for more than 10 years. When she’s not getting into romantic mischief, she writes on dating, travel, and culture. Her writing has been featured in Frommer’s Guides, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, City Secrets, DK Eyewitness Guides, and other local and international publications. She is the author of Je T’Aime, Me Neither, and Je T’Aime… Maybe? lively novelized memoirs on her romantic misadventures, and continues to share dating tips, stories and travel features on her blog www.jetaimemeneither.com.

Whether you’re looking for a whole castle to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic setting for a couple’s getaway, here are some of the best castle hotels in France and unique rentals. …read more

The Louvre Museum is a must for most visitors to Paris. However, the dining options right nearby can be rather bleak. Luckily a mere few blocks away you can have a delicious meal, of you know where to look. Here are our picks for some of the best places to eat near the Louvre. …read more

You don’t have to end up at a tourist trap when visiting the Iron Lady. If you venture a few blocks away, there are loads of good places. Here is a selection of the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower, selected for you by a long-time local. …read more

From wandering the narrow streets of the historic center of Montpellier, to browsing vintage shops. From sipping cocktails with locals to relaxing in the clear waters of the sandy beaches. Here are some of the best things to do to spend the perfect weekend in Montpellier. …read more

No other beverage is more associated with New Year’s Eve than champagne. Selecting the right bottle for the most sparkling night of the year can be a daunting task. These expert tips will help guide you choose the best champagne for New Year’s Eve. …read more

Café terraces are an essential to life in Paris, whether it’s for a solo coffee in the morning or apéro among friends in the evening. Here are our picks for the best terraces across the capital including our favorite new establishments. …read more

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Whether you enjoy strolling ramparts, browsing cool boutiques, relaxing at the spa, or sampling fresh seafood and delicious food, if you only have 48 hours to spend in Brittany, here is our perfect itinerary for a weekend away. …read more

Knowing how notoriously small Paris hotels can get, we’ve done our research of the best family-friendly hotels in Paris— with family rooms, apartments, pools and other qualities to please kids and parents alike. …read more

Bordeaux has a lot to offer more than its prized wine. Here’s how you can enjoy the perfect weekend in Bordeaux. …read more

With making the most of these seasons in mind, we’ve selected some perfect holiday apartments in Paris for the autumn and winter. …read more

With summer upon us, many seek out refreshing meals for the warm weather. Here are some delicious and creative venues serving the best salads in Paris! …read more

With its proximity to Paris, stunning castles and charming towns, the Loire Valley is ideal for an excursion from the capital. …read more

When the sun is too strong, it’s best to seek out some shade – something not all café terraces have. Savor the summertime in Paris, while keeping cool at the best shaded terraces in the city. …read more