Parisian Living

Contemporary French Books to Add to Your Reading List

From contemporary literary greats to critically acclaimed newcomers, here is a selection of recently released books by French authors, all translated into English.
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Local Paris Artisans, Designers and Brands to Support

While the French capital slowly returns to life but travel remains restricted, what better way to support your favorite city than collecting bespoke souvenirs to decorate both yourself and your home? As I return to designing and reconnecting ...read more
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Our Favorite English Bookstores in Paris

There’s nothing quite like cozying up with an old-fashioned paper book and exercising that newfound freedom by walking over to one of these wonderful local English bookstores....read more
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End of Lockdown: Freedom (Sort of) in Paris

There was nothing magical about May 11 in France. But, it felt magical. It felt magical because we no longer need the attestation. ...read more
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Free Online Learning From Paris

From cooking and cocktails, to arts and culture, these free online resources are a great opportunity for you to gain more knowledge and skills (if you feel like it!)....read more
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French Sweets and Desserts You Can Buy Online

Here are delicious brands to help satisfy your cravings for french pastries and sweets without having to leave your house....read more
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After Lockdown: The First Thing Parisians Will Do

After two months of home confinement, most Parisians are looking forward to having a little more freedom as of May 11th. We asked some of our Parisian friends what they are most eager to do once the lockdown has been lifted, and beyond....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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Paris Creatives’ & Freelancers’ Thoughts Under Lockdown & Beyond

For some creatives and freelancers in Paris, the confinement has been a time to re-think community, forge connections, and embrace flexibility both in terms of creative expression and—for many—professional goals. Though Kate Devine, Roxanne ...read more
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10 Ways to Entertain Your Kids During Lockdown & Beyond

Like many caretakers around the world, I’ve been in isolation with children for weeks. Like many caretakers around the world, I’ve been in isolation with children for weeks. While I’m grateful for our safety and health, it hasn’t been easy to ...read more
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COVID-19 Relief: How You, Too, Can Help

As important as staying home is in the fight against Covid-19, many of us would like to help out in other ways too. Here are some ideas for how you can lend a hand – whether by giving time, money, or other forms of support. ...read more
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French Michelin-Star Chef Recipes for Lockdown: Éric Frechon’s Scrumptious Ham and Cheese Croque-Monsieur

In France, we’re just coming to the end of week five of confinement, and, frankly, with (at least) another three weeks to go, our foodie inspiration is starting to dwindle! So if, like us, you need something to jumpstart your cooking motivation ...read more
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Walking in Paris is Different Now

Since I moved to Paris three years ago, I’ve loved walking here. Now, we’re confined to a one kilometer radius of our homes. We can only go out for exercise before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m., for one hour....read more
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French Music Online: Live Performances, Streaming, Podcasts and Our Favorite Songs

While much of the world might be on lockdown, technology allows Francophiles and culture lovers to remain connected to French artistic life by discovering (or re-discovering) French music online. Here’s where to hear some of our favorite tunes ...read more