The French Are Coming! —Bilingual Classrooms in Brooklyn

Photo: Is there anything cuter than a French-speaking kindergartner? I think not. That alone should be a reason to integrate bilingual immersion classes into the New York school system, and Williamsburg’s PS 84 has done just that. Starting in the fall of 2010, the school will join a growing community of New York schools […]
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Tips on Finding a Vacation Rental (in Paris or Elsewhere)

The living room of the Penthievre apartment With hotel rates on the rise, more and more travelers are learning that short-term apartment rentals are an ideal way to enjoy a foreign location. For those who seek the true insider travel experience, more
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Paris With a View: Erica Berman Featured on “Paris By Appointment Only”

Our friend Zeva Bellel over at Paris by Appointment Only has published a piece by HiP’s own Erica Berman about Parisian apartments and the importance of light, outdoor space, and views. Article by Zeva Bellel, Paris by Appointment Only The more
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Listening for French in New York

Ceci Cela French Patisserie on Spring St. in New York – courtesy of I am living every Parisian’s dream, i.e., I am living in New York. After over a year in Paris and a few months in Montreal, I am back where I more
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Heidi Swanson’s 10 Days in Paris

Food blogger, photographer, and world traveler Heidi Swanson reflects on 10 idyllic days in Paris. From the flea markets at Clignancourt to the gelato at Pozzetto to dinner at Le Verre Volé, she hit a number of our favorite spots. Text and more
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If You’ve Got an Hour to Spare Between Trains in Paris…

Guest blogger Richard Nahem (of Eye Prefer Paris tours) offers insider tips for eating, drinking, shopping and strolling within minutes of the city’s major railway stations in his article for The Guardian… Canal St Martin – more
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La Petraia: An Unforgettable Tuscan Meal with Chef Susan McKenna Grant

Photos courtesy of La Petraia, Michael Grant & Sarah Raymond In the US, the vast majority of food & grocery shopping is done in supermarkets. We cook with canned beans or tomatoes, pre-butchered meats, and shrink-wrapped cold cuts – or more

Vacation Rentals for Those Who Don’t just Travel, they Experience.

Boutique rentals from our trusted partner Haven In

Paris · Provence · Tuscany · London
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Train Travel in France – Fast, Pleasant & Eco-Friendly

Photo www. Today, the last Sunday in August, people all over France will pack their bags, shutter their vacation homes, and make the voyage back home – many to Paris. In the U.S., you might picture cars stuffed to the gills with more
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September in the Marais -Last Minute Special

Sometimes the best trips result from last-minute impulses! Summer may be over, but that doesn’t have to mean an end to your travels. Due to a  last minute cancellation, Haven in Paris is offering a great special offer on the spectacular more
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Tying the Knot… French Style

All photos courtesy of FeteinFrance Summer may be waning, but wedding season is far from over in France. For many foreigners, the idea of planning a wedding here is both enchanting and daunting. But don’t be deterred by the  logistical more
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Cul de Poule – Chicken’s arse or mixing bowl, in any case interesting dining!

After reading David Lebovitz’s super upbeat post and Geneviève’s gently scathing article about the Cul de Poule restaurant, I was unsure whether I would find a trendy hipster resto with snooty servers and less than average food, or a more
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Slow Travels Through Europe

View from the Ecoles apartment where Pauline stayed – Photo Barbara van Zanten. Pauline Kenny, founder & owner of, can be difficult to track down.  After renting a 2 bedroom in the Latin more
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Moonlight Cinema – Cinéma au Clair de Lune

August in Paris is all about slowing down and appreciating life’s little pleasures. In other words, you have an excuse to do absolutely nothing. In that spirit, the Forum des Images invites you to sit back and let them do the work, as they bring more
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