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.

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

As the summer heat descends upon Paris, it can be challenging to find places to cool down. Of course, pools are ideal for this, however, few Parisian hotels actually have one. From luxurious retreats, to boutique hotels in real Parisian neighborhoods, to a hotel floating on the Seine, here are some of the best hotels… …read more

The South of France with its charming villages, gorgeous scenery, and delicious Provençal cuisine entices visitors from the world over. This selection of family, and friend, friendly villas in Provence and la Côte d’Azur will let you settle in and live like a local. …read more

In Paris few hotels break the mold. Enjoy a chic home away from home at these ultra-hip boutique hotels in Paris. …read more

It’s Valentine’s Day, and many of us dream of an intimate getaway with our partner. Enjoy privacy, local living and the ideal setting in these charming, romantic Paris apartments. …read more

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

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

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. …read more

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

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! …read more

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. …read more

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.… …read more

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… …read more