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HiP Paris Writers and Friends: Lockdown Impressions From Paris and Beyond

All of our lives, wherever we may find ourselves hunkering down in these crazy times, have greatly changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fast. To get some more unique perspectives on living under lockdown in Paris and the French countryside, we asked some of our friends and colleagues how confinement is looking and feeling for them.
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Your Italian Escape: Advice on Buying Property in Italy

Buying property in a foreign country can be a logistical, cultural, and legal minefield. When I started house hunting in Italy, I was a complete novice, and with hindsight would have done many things differently – learning to speak Italian at ...read more
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A Provençal Villa and Working Wine Vineyard in the Heart of Côtes du Rhône

Settled amongst the vines of the Rhone Valley, where the fresh air is perfumed with the scent of the surrounding fruit orchards and olive groves, you'll find Nick and Sabine’s lovely villa. Visit the friendly couple for a wine tasting during the ...read more
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Before & After: The Renovation of Haven in Paris’ Victor Hugo Luxe Apartment

One of Haven in Paris’ newest apartments, Victor Hugo Luxe, is found on a quiet street just minutes away from the Eiffel Tower and the Bois de Boulogne. The owner and interior decorator took the HiP Paris Blog through the nine-month long ...read more
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Our Search For a French Country House, Part II (I Blame Peter Mayle…)

You know the story. Disillusioned ad exec flees rainy London for the sunshine and lavender fields of Provence. Hilarity ensues in the shape of a dilapidated stone house, a village populated by idiosyncratic Frenchmen and lots of good food and ...read more
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Living A Dream: The Search For An Old Stone House In the French Countryside

It started on a whim. We were vacationing in the South of France near the idyllic medieval town of Roquebrun, about an hour's drive from Montpellier. Its sun-baked stone facades are built up into a cascading hillside; a smattering of cafes and ...read more
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Paris Style: Secrets to Decorating Like a Parisian

When we decided to move to Paris, one of the things I was most excited about was decorating my own Parisian apartment. It would be classic Haussmannian with herringbone floors, marble mantels, high ceilings and moldings – the works. Here are ...read more

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

Boutique rentals from our trusted partner Haven In

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Romantic Getaways: Spend Valentine’s Day in Paris

This year, you could spend Valentine’s day the way you usually do. Or you could go to Europe. No, really. If you were thinking of surprising a certain special someone this Valentine’s Day (yes, even if that special someone is you), ...read more
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A French Country Home Dream: Buying near Bordeaux, France

The Dordogne river (Doni Belau) I’m often asked why we bought the house (in France) that we did, in this tiny town whose name we can barely pronounce and that’s even harder to find on a map. What about your first love, Paris? People ask. Mordac ...read more
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A Leap of Faith: Finding the Perfect Paris Apartment (Part Deux)

Lindsey Tramuta; Carams After many horrendously unsuccessful attempts at trying to find my first pied-à-terre in Paris, I had one last shot before I would literally be living in the metro.  My lead was a long one — a friend of a very ...read more
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Haven in Paris Goes to London!

David Jones Pssst… Don’t tell anyone, but we’re making a move. A move to London, our other favorite European city, just as full of great shopping, architecture, art, history, and (almost as much) great food. Francophiles need not fret, though ...read more
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February in Paris: 25% Off Your Very Own Parisian Flat

Dave Bloom; Rafael Garcia-Suarez; Maggie Battista Winter blues got you down? Nothing a quick trip to Paris can’t fix! Seriously though. Winter is winter in Paris too, but when you can while away the days eating delicious pastries and drinking ...read more
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A Leap of Faith: Finding the Perfect Paris Apartment

Chris Waits; David L. After having made the huge, scary, glorious decision to quit my plum entertainment job of 14 years to move to Paris, all I could picture was drinking rosé in fabulous cafes in St. Germain and strolling with my ...read more