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.

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. …read more

The following Provence markets are some of our favorites, featuring excellent local producers, passionate artisans, a lively authentic atmosphere, and much more. …read more

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. …read more

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. …read more

Here is a selection of venues around the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe that are well worth eating at, compared to the chain restaurants that unfortunately line the world-famous avenue. In fact, in the case of some⁠, you may even have one of the best meals of your life if you’re willing to splurge… …read more

From contemporary literary greats to critically acclaimed newcomers, here is a selection of recently released books by French authors, all translated into English. …read more

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There’s nothing quite like cozying up with an old-fashioned paper book and exercising that newfound freedom by walking over to one of these wonderful local English bookstores. …read more

Here are delicious brands to help satisfy your cravings for french pastries and sweets without having to leave your house. …read more

After two months of home confinement, most Parisians are looking forward to having a little more freedom as of May 11th. We asked some of our Parisian friends what they are most eager to do once the lockdown has been lifted, and beyond. …read more

The best way to learn a language is usually by having an extended stay abroad so you can fully immerse yourself in a culture. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, traveling abroad is not currently a possibility. Here are some excellent online French classes, websites, and other tools to help you add some structure to… …read more

Although Paris is the most densely populated city in Europe, over the past few years the city has seen an impressive spurt of innovative farming and gardening initiatives. With unforeseen events like the Coronavirus in full swing, it’s never been more important to find more self-reliant food-growing method systems, especially in urban environments. …read more

Only a two-hour train journey from the capital, the twin towns of Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer are the perfect place for a weekend getaway from Paris. …read more

Here are our top places to eat, drink, and mingle with the Ménilmontois. …read more