Parisian Living

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 crisis is preventing many from being able to do this, or at least, in person. But the pandemic has actually expanded the possibilities of learning how
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La Rentrée Events in Paris

After the quietness of August, the city comes back to life in September and there are plenty of events to attend, albeit in tweaked Covid-friendly formats....read more
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Learning to Speak French with a Mask

I moved to France three years ago, speaking rusty high-school French and ready to live large. By the beginning of 2020, I was getting the hang of it. One thing I couldn’t do, though, was talk on the phone. Then Covid-19 happened. Now, we live in ...read more
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Our Favorite Bistro Cookbooks, Part 2

Here at HIP Paris, we know so many of our readers are longing to visit the City of Light for their much-needed French fix. The next best thing, in our opinion, is re-creating your favorite bistro dishes at home. When we set out to do a round-up ...read more
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Paris’ Best Hidden Gardens

There are some green spaces that are hidden in plain sight and are only visited by those in the know. Enjoy a moment of greenery and tranquility at these hidden Paris gardens....read more
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Paris Restaurants Are Taking It to the Streets

I can’t speak for everyone in Paris, but all I really want to do now that the quarantine is slowly lifting is go outside. Eat outside, drink outside, walk outside. ...read more
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My Perfect Day in Normandy: Sharon Santoni

British-born, Sharon Santoni has spent most of her life in France. A maven of good taste, Sharon launched My French Country Home in 2010, and My French Country Home Magazine in 2019. Read on for a taste of authentic French living that will make ...read more

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

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Four Paris Vacation Apartments to Dream of Now

Are you dreaming of traveling again? Paris, with all it has to offer, never ceases to seduce and surprise, whether it’s your first visit or you’ve been coming back for decades. Planning travel right now is tricky, but with the right ...read more
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A Guide to Paris’s Latin Quarter

Where Hemingway once walked, and students now weave in and out of Soufflot Hall and the Bibliothèque Saint-Geneviève, is the storied Latin Quarter, straddling parts of the fifth and sixth arrondissements of Paris....read more
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Where to Eat Around the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe

Here is a selection of venues around the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe that are well worth eating at, compared to the chain restaurants that unfortunately line the world-famous avenue. In fact, in the case of some⁠, you may even have ...read more
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Square Spotting: Paris’s Prettiest Squares for Summer

It’s finally summer. And as we are now able to stroll around the city as usual, here are some bookmark-worthy ideas and inspiration for exploring! We've been through the City of Light’s prettiest secret streets, so here are some of the most ...read more
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Slow Flowers: The Sustainable Movement is Growing in Paris

The Ferme Florale Urbaine cultivates sustainable, seasonal flowers and sells them to both florists and individuals. They are part of the growing “Slow Flower” movement, joining the ranks of slow food and fashion....read more
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Fragonard Giveaway: The Perfect Summer Soap By Go-To French Heritage Perfume-Makers

A ubiquitous joie de vivre weaved its way through France, and all to the scent of Fragonard’s exclusive fruity parfums. Popular with members of high society on both sides of the Atlantic, the French house’s pretty glass flasks of perfumes were ...read more