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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 most in-demand Parisian properties are the ones with amazing views. It’s no surprise, really: Who […]
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Listening for French in New York

Ceci Cela French Patisserie on Spring St. in New York – courtesy of www.plateoftheday.com 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 – ...read 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 ...read more
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Train Travel in France – Fast, Pleasant & Eco-Friendly

Photo www. jaunted.com. 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 ...read 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 ...read more

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

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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 ...read 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 ...read more
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Slow Travels Through Europe

View from the Ecoles apartment where Pauline stayed – Photo Barbara van Zanten. www.europaphotogenica.com Pauline Kenny, founder & owner of www.sloweurope.com, can be difficult to track down.  After renting a 2 bedroom in the Latin ...read 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 ...read more
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Mellow Paris: Why We Love August in Paris

Sunbathers in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Photo by Tory Hoen You may have heard rumors that Paris empties out in August. As it turns out, the rumors are largely true. But before you start envisioning a Parisian ghost town—tumbleweeds rolling ...read more
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Best coffee in Italy – on the highway, at the Autogrill?

Today I learned an interesting coffee tidbit from a couple of Italian friends and coffee connoisseurs; the best coffee in Italy, can often be found in the rest stops on the highway  (Autogrill). In fact, some Autogrill/rest stop restaurants ...read more
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