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My Perfect Day in Paris with Meghan Donovan

Meghan Donovan of whit & whimsy blog and Paris, Perfected trip planning services shares what her perfect day in Paris would look like.
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Off-the-Beaten-Path Paris Museums: Art Outside the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay

You can visit the Louvre and the Orsay again and again — but why not delve a little deeper? Here are our favorite lesser-known Paris museums!...read more
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Discovering Paris on a Motorcycle

My typical Parisian day generally involves the metro. Efficient though it is, when given the opportunity to take a tour in a vintage motorcycle sidecar, I was thrilled to be exploring Paris from above....read more
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Introducing the HiP Paris Marketplace!

Need help with your Christmas shopping this season? We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the launch of the HiP Paris Marketplace, just in time!...read more
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Outdoor Yoga in Paris Parks

With a world-wide pandemic, America’s Pacific coast fire apocalypse, the economy crashing, and us being trapped far from our loved ones (or cooped up with them), we’ve got to find small pleasures wherever we can. I found one this week. Outdoor ...read more
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French Cooking Classes Online

Every year, thousands of people come to France with the objective of sampling its amazing cuisine. Many go a step further by learning to make French food themselves, taking hands-on cooking classes in Paris and around the country. The Covid-19 ...read more
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Exploring a Different Side of Provence: Arles, Camargue & Les Alpilles

For many, Provence equals rolling fields of lavender and quaint villages. But this southern French region also has a rich history and immense natural diversity. You can discover these lesser-known facets in the city of Arles and its ...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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5 Must-Visit Movie Locations in Paris

Come with me on a tour of five Paris spots that I’ve experienced first in the movies, then in real life, to find out if they live up to their cinematic claims to fame....read more
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A Day in Champagne with Tasty Side to Life Tours

Since becoming à la mode among French and English nobility in the 18th century, Champagne has symbolized royalty, celebration, and the elite. Few are familiar with the other side to the unique, bubbly beverage. I jumped at the chance to join ...read more
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Insidr Paris: Friendly Frenchies Deliver Smartphone Rentals & Local Tips to Travelers

Brother-and-sister team Benjamin and Nina hit upon the idea of Insidr. It’s a phone, but also more than a phone. Each 4G-equipped Android is loaded with exclusive Insidr content developed for a variety of traveler needs: singles, couples, ...read more
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Sacrebleu: Insider Paris Experiences Fit for Locals and Tourists Alike

With Stephanie of Sacrebleu, a personal travel assistant, you’ll get the best tailored Parisian experience. On a recent tour with Stephanie -- an experience that felt more like an afternoon with an old friend -- I rediscovered classic monuments ...read more
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Inside the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, Part II: Where to Find Designer Vintage

We wrote in October with tips for navigating Paris’s Marché aux Puces St-Ouen, specifically where to find the best in oh-so-popular mid-century modern furniture. In this month’s article we’ll highlight where to find luxury designer items of the ...read more
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All That Glitters: Paris for Lovers (of Fine Jewelry)

Paris is a city that shimmers. Considered by many as the capital of fine jewelry, the city is a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts with its famed jewelry houses at Place Vendôme and historical pieces in museums across the city, ...read more
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