Posts by Lily Heise - Je T'aime, Me Neither:

  • The Best Boutique Hotels in Paris: Hidden Addresses

    Here are some wonderful “hidden” boutique hotels—unique, cool, or chic bases tucked away in discreet spots around Paris.

  • People gathered outside Recho, and archway of Recho

    Eco-Friendly & Zero-Waste Dining in Paris

    Here are some of the best ethical and environmentally friendly Parisian restaurants.

  • Best Waterside Bars Near Paris

    Terraces abound in Paris right now. And the growing number of waterside bars are especially appealing, with their spacious, airy, festive, and beach-like vibes. This new wave of waterside bars are worth the journey out of the city center to experience.

  • The 7 Best Paris Terraces For Summer

    After months of shuttered closure, terrace mania has taken over Paris. Here’s a selection to help you choose the best terrace for you.

  • Left: A street in Paris leading up to the Sacre Coeur Basilica. There are three people walking down the street including a couple walking towards the camera and a man playing with his dog. It is sunny and the cobblestoned street is lined with buildings. Right: a woman reading in a Parisian apartment in front of a window. There are white curtains on the window and the woman is wearing glasses and dark clothing. There is an orange cat sitting to the left of the woman.

    To Lockdown in Paris or Not?

    In the midst of a national lockdown, one adopted Parisian shares some insight as to why she chose not to flee to the countryside.

  • Two people standing outside a villa with the lights on inside overlooking a mountain vista with a sunset

    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!

  • Left: A plate of meaty pasta sits atop a marble table, next to grated parmesan and an aperol spritz at Court Circus in Marseille, Right: The popular Canebière in the middle of Marseille at sunset

    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.

  • Left: A cake, freshly baked and cooled, sits on a tray with a pile of frosting on top, ready to be spread on the cake, Right: The view of the front of the top few stories of a Parisian apartment building on a bright day.

    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 crisis is preventing many from being able to do this, or at least, in person. But the pandemic has actually expanded the possibilities of learning how to cook French food online, with a range of virtual classes bringing the best of French cuisine into your kitchen!

  • 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 surroundings, home to impressive Roman vestiges, France’s largest wetlands, otherworldly rocky mountains, and sites linked to artist Vincent van Gogh.

  • The front of the Hôtel de Gallifet on a sunny day in Aix-en-Provence

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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