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MoMa Nice – Bed and Breakfast (Chambres d’hotes)

MoMa Nice – photos courtesy of MoMa May 27, 2009 Spent the night at an eclectic bed and breakfast, MoMa Nice,  run by a hip couple. Peter is Danish and Valerie is French, both are artists.  This funky B&B is in an old hôtel particulier (private house) just a bit out of the hustle & […]
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Bocca di Magra, Montemarcello, Valleponci, Finale Ligure

May 20, 2009 Day 5 Setti Archi – Lunch at a seafood restaurant in the nearby marina, Bocca di Magra. Discovered this gem last year and were delighted to return to the wonderful seafood and service in this family run hotel and restaurant . ...read more
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Images & posts from Liguria

Photo : Erica Berman To find out more about Liguria, Finale Ligure, Cinque Terre, Valleponci, Bocca di Magra, Forte dei Marmi and many other wonderful, and off the beaten track, places, please click on the following links: ...read more
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My Ligurian Villa vacation (on Tuscan border – by Cinque Terre)

One of our views & rose bushes by the villa Photos: Erica Berman For some reason, one I am not sure of, most Americans (and the majority of tourists in general) come to Italy for Tuscany, Rome and Venice. Don’t get me wrong, these are all ...read more
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Spotlight Tuscany: Haybarn 2 Bedroom Villa in Monteriggioni

The Haybarn is ideally located for easy day trips throughout the Chianti region, as well as to such major towns as Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano. We were most interested in bucolic peace and quiet - hard to imagine a better spot - and being ...read more
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Provence rentals ‘Chambre Avec Vue’ in Saignon

Text & Photos by Erica Berman This charming 1 bedroom apartment is part of an unconventionally chic Provence vacation experience. This is one of my favorite places to spend a few days decompressing, antiquing, hiking, exploring and, of ...read more
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Coffee in Italy – yumm!

Erica Berman At risk of offending the French, with whom I have lived for over 16 years, and Tory, who just wrote a post on coffee in France, there is just no comparison between coffee in France and coffee in Italy. If you ask a French national ...read more

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Saignon: Provence’s artistic haven

Photos by Erica Berman You could search for original holiday destinations for years, and still not happen upon something quite as magical as the  “Chambre avec Vue” properties in Saignon (Provence). Saignon is a modern-day artist colony that ...read more
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Paris apartment Spotlight – Luxurious 2 Bedroom haven by Palais Royal & the Louvre

Paris Apartment rental Spotlight – Sleek Opulence in the Heart of Paris: This week on the HiP Blog we bring you an inside look into one of our favorite properties of the moment: our Rameau two-bedroom flat, located right smack in the ...read more
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Recession-Friendly Travel: Comparing Luxury Hotel Rates With Luxury Apartment Rates

Same services, same amenities, drastically different budgets When you think vacation, what first springs to mind? Finally getting a full night’s sleep in luxurious sheets, sleeping in ‘til noon, lifelong friendships that spring from random ...read more
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B&B – Chambres et table d’hotes – in the Creuse ‘les Puits’

Feb 1, 2009 –  Tonight we head toward our B&B I found in La Creuse, a little known & lovely region of France. Orleans, to Vierzon to Le Chatre to Boussac..la Creuse. We arrive in fog and drizzle to a little village in the middle of ...read more
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Domaine de la Piale – B&B in the Lot

Photo Erica Berman Many hours of driving on winding roads, a near collision with a large male deer, and poor directions later we arrived at our Chambre D’hotes – Bed & Breakfast – Domaine de la Piale in the tiny town of ...read more
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France Monthly

France Monthly – A cultural link to “La Belle France” and a great way to continue building Franco-American ties. A huge database on travel information about France. Information on France’s regions, history & the best ...read more
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