Parisian Living

Gourmand

A gourmand is a person who takes great pleasure in food. The word has different connotations from the similar word gourmet, which emphasises an individual with a highly refined discerning palette, but in practice the two terms are closely linked, as both imply the enjoyment of good food. An older usage of the word is […]
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Joie de Vivre

Joie de vivre (from the French joie, “joy”; de, “of”; vivre, “to live, living”; “the joy of living”) is a term sometimes imported into English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation ...read more
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My First Coffee in Paris

Text Erica Berman & Alison Goudreault Over 16 years ago comfortably ensconced in a Left Bank cafe I attempted to order my first Parisian cup of coffee. As the waiter brusquely arrived and impatiently blurted out ‘je vous ecoute’, ...read more
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Bonjour!

Welcome to the official blog of Haven in Paris! We are an American hospitality company specializing in short-term luxury apartment rentals in Paris, Provence, and Tuscany. Our goal: to provide our clients with all of the comforts, space, ...read more