Posts by Lory Martinez:

  • Winter in Paris is chilly, but the ambiance always lovely

    5 Cozy French Podcasts to Listen to This Winter

    It’s been a while since the sun has shined on the streets of the City of Light. When it gets this cold, Parisians master the art of staying in and cozying up with a good book or podcast. From drama to true crime and pop culture, here are a few brand new French podcasts to binge on with a cup of chocolat chaud this season.

  • HiP Paris Blog explores the historic Maison du Pastel and its beautiful selection of colorful pastels.

    Paris’ Maison du Pastel: A Feast of Color

    Diamond White, Autumn Leaves, Naples Yellow. These are just some of the color creations lining the walls of the historic Maison du Pastel boutique in the 3rd arrondissement. The shop sells a range of pastels that date back to the 18th century.

  • The Shed is one of the best Paris rooftop Paris for summer cocktails for its views and its pretty plant-adorned terrace.

    The Best Paris Rooftop Bars for Summer Apéros

    August in Paris is all about slow living: the nights are long and the apéros are endless. It’s no wonder Parisians flock to rooftop spots around the city to watch the sunset with friends. From the 2nd to the 16th and everywhere in between, here are our top picks for rooftop bars to check out this summer.

  • A young red-haired woman lying down on the grass, wearing sunglasses and tanning in a park in Paris.

    Summer in Paris: Top Spots to Tan in the City

    For those of us spending summer in Paris, finding a nice spot to tan worry-free can be a struggle. But no fear, we’ve gathered our top picks for tanning spots across the city, whether you prefer in a park, on a reclining chair, or at the beach. Top photo: Jardin du Luxembourg – Bernard Laguerre. Above: Tyler […]

  • HiP Paris Blog rounds up the best French podcasts to listen to this summer at the beach.

    French Podcasts to Listen to à la Plage

    Summer is a time to relax, read a little, get a tan, and of course, listen to podcasts. For francophiles looking for audio to listen to en français this summer, France’s growing podcast scene has something for everyone. From honest stories about love and romance to the history behind your favorite foods, here are our top picks […]

  • HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top French podcasts to enjoy while you have your coffee, like this creamy Cappuccino on a wooden table, next to a phone with a podcast on the screen.

    Francophile Radio: Tuning in to France’s Best Podcasts

    Though French radio has long been the first stop for francophiles, a steady stream of producers have begun launching independent podcasts in Paris over the last two years, giving lovers of all things French a new way to tune in. From audio documentaries to tips for well being, these French producers are drawing attention for their departure from traditional French radio. 

  • HiP Paris Blog rounds up Paris' best jazz clubs

    Jazz in Paris: From Standards to Swing, the Best Clubs in the City

    If you’re looking for live music in Paris, you’ve got plenty of choices. But the best shows in town are dedicated one of the city’s most beloved genres: Jazz. From classic to experimental, Paris is home to a number of clubs, caves à vin and brasseries with live jazz any night of the week.

  • HiP Paris Blog rounds up this Autumn's jazz events

    Autumn Jazz Events in Paris: Jazz sur Seine, Blue Note Festival & Postmodern Jukebox

    Fall is the season for jazz in Paris. The autumn leaves bring us the best jazz the city has to offer. Here are a few can’t miss shows to check out.