Events

Wake Up! Paris Quartier d’été is back!

Twenty years ago, the first Paris Quarter d’été festival was held in order to “wake up the city” during the summer lull that tends to sweep Paris from late July through the end of August. Starting today, the festival is back for its 20th year, and this year’s Paris Quarter d’été promises to be the […]
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Cinema Under the Stars – Free Cinema at la Villette – en plein air

Now that summer is in full swing, Parisians will seek out any excuse to loiter outside for as long as possible. Luckily, the Cinéma en Plein Air festival at the Park de la Villette gives them an excuse to do just that! Back for its 19th year, ...read more
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The 2009 Paris Jazz Festival Heats Up

For those lucky enough to be in Paris this July, the Paris Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year. As throngs of tourists crowd the city center, the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes, where jazz performances will be held every weekend until ...read more
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Paris Street Music: Fête de la Musique, 21 June 2009

Paris is a wonderful city to wander. With winding streets, beckoning café terraces and chestnut trees reaching out their soft leaves to passersby, it’s hard to remain immune to the charm of this pedestrian way of life. Parisians themselves, as ...read more
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Playtime in Saint Germain

While many tourists may be flocking to more traditional art institutions (the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay), in-the-know Parisians are simply soaking up the art in their own neighborhoods. That’s right… public art is on the rise ...read more
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MoMa Bed & Breakfast in Nice

MoMa Nice MoMa Nice – To read about this hip and funky B&B in Nice: https://hipparis.com/2009/06/04/moma-nice-bed-and-breakfast-chambres-dhotes/ Fabulous vacation rentals in Paris, Provence and Tuscany: haveninparis.com...read more
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Conceptual Retail: A Tour of Paris’ Concept Stores

How many times have you wandered around a department store, and with every identical rack and bored attendant felt your eyes glaze over and the thrill of shopping fade perceptibly? In my earlier post I wrote about the annoying pretense of many ...read more

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Deyrolle: Rue du Bac’s Temple of Taxidermy

Photo courtesy of Deyrolle.fr While taxidermy has become trendy of late, there is only one place that has been using naturalized animals to lure clients since 1831. Nestled on the charming Rue du Bac, Deyrolle is a shop unlike any other in the ...read more
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Spreeing for Spree

Ah, the concept store.  Prescriptive, arrogant, attractive, alternately kitschy-cheap and prohibitively expensive; it’s hard to avoid mixed feelings when dealing with these store-size display cases of “cool”. Except, that is, if you wander up ...read more
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Foodie Paris: Creative Cookery with Rachel Khoo

While classical French cuisine will always have its place, today’s Parisian food scene is full of young innovators who aren’t afraid to mix things up. Rachel Khoo, one of Paris’ premiere “food creatives,” is doing just that. A graduate of ...read more
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Insider Tips: My Little Paris

Courtesy of My Little Paris Although we here at the HipParis blog are always on the lookout for original ways to roam the city of lights, we can always use a little help from an informed friend. We recently were very pleased to discover that ...read more
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Forum des Images – in the heart of Paris, over 5000 movies & it’s FREE!

Text – Alain Ollier When the universe seems hell-bent on throwing a wrench in your schedule, sometimes the only thing you can do is curb your rising frustration and go with the flow.  And Paris is the perfect city to let the unexpected pop ...read more
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Exploring Paris’ Green Spaces

Photo Erica Berman Text Jen Holup Open the infamous little red “Plan de Paris” to a map of any arrondissement, and you will be presented with pleasant green shapes on every page.  Full of green spaces to discover, Paris is a ...read more