Parisian Living

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 back to life, then three-Michelin star chef Eric Frechon’s delectably perfect ham and cheese polenta croque-monsieur, is just what you need to do the trick.
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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
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Three Books on Paris you Can Read From Anywhere

With the current coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel freeze, the City of Lights will have to be enjoyed from afar, but these great books are one more way to keep your Paris cravings at bay and get you excited about traveling again....read more
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How to Improve Your French Online

The best way to learn a language is usually by having an extended stay abroad so you can fully immerse yourself in a culture. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 crisis, traveling abroad is not currently a possibility. Here are some excellent ...read more
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My Perfect Day in Paris – with David Lebovitz

Acclaimed pastry chef, cookbook author, and blogger David Lebovitz's Paris is multicultural, tight-knit, and deliciously creative—a more down-to-earth side of the city that often goes unnoticed....read more
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Who’s Making My Paris Life Bearable Right Now? My Petits Commerçants

I love living in my quartier. There is a wonderful shopping street just around the corner, Rue de Levis, where I’ve gotten to know my merchants, and my food shopping is often a highlight of my day. Now, we have coronavirus restrictions. ...read more

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Stay Home: Food Delivery in Paris During the Lockdown

With Paris still under Covid-19 lockdown, many of our favorite restaurants, cafes, and food stores have unfortunately had to close their doors. Supermarkets remain open, but you may prefer to order your food online. Here are some of the food ...read more
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French Michelin-Star Chef Recipes for Lockdown: Stéphanie Le Quellec’s Irresistible Crème Caramel

In these unprecedented times, we must stay entertained. But more importantly, we must stay fed. And what could be worse than a bad meal? A bad end to a good meal, bien sûr! So, in order not to disappoint, here’s the first in our new series of ...read more
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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, ...read more
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Paris Museums Online: Art You Can Enjoy From Anywhere

If you were planning on visiting Paris but are now unable to, you don’t have to forego the sightseeing entirely. You can still explore the city’s famed museums and art galleries from your own home, thanks to the Internet. ...read more
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Lockdown in the South of France: A Parisian Journalist in Arles

I’m currently sitting in an armchair perched in an alcove on the third floor of a house located in Arles, in the South of France, 30 kilometers from the Mediterranean sea. Since the pandemic started, I’ve been searching for a clear image to ...read more
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The HiP Paris Team: Lockdown Impressions From Paris & Beyond

Parisians have either fled the city for the countryside or have been under confinement rules that were tightened just a week ago— hear how our HiP Paris Blog team has been dealing with France's new regulations so far. ...read more