Parisian Living

Recession-Friendly Travel: Comparing Luxury Hotel Rates With Luxury Apartment Rates

Same services, same amenities, drastically different budgets When you think vacation, what first springs to mind? Finally getting a full night’s sleep in luxurious sheets, sleeping in ‘til noon, lifelong friendships that spring from random chance encounters in corner cafés, soaking in the sun without a care in the world… But as you surely well […]
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Atrabilaire

Over a long Parisian lunch today, my friend Thomas mentioned that he was grumpy this morning and great food and excellent company had put him in a much better frame of mind. I said to to him, “tu étais d’humeur atrabilaire ce ...read more
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Americans in Paris

This website, chock-full of interesting cultural tid-bits and recommendations, is like a crash course in life in France. Whether you’re looking to understand how French cell phone contracts work, trying to find American organizations in ...read more
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Gridskipper

For incredibly useful, under-the-radar finds, be sure to check out Gridskipper. This well-curated blog features interactive maps spotlighting often obscure but always titillating gems, ranging from Paris’ best bespoke perfume shops to the best ...read more
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France Monthly

France Monthly – A cultural link to “La Belle France” and a great way to continue building Franco-American ties. A huge database on travel information about France. Information on France’s regions, history & the best ...read more
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Navigating the French Cheese Shop (Fromagerie)

Ah, cheese. The dizzying selection. The alternately intoxicating and overwhelming smells seeping out of shop fronts and market stalls. The fierce opinions and friendly neighborhood banter while waiting in line. Cheese (and cheese shopping) is, ...read more
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On y va? Allons-y?

Often on the way out the door you will hear the Frenchies saying  “on y va,” or “allons-y.” What exactly does this mean? Quite Simply: On y va? = Shall we go? (singular) On y va! = Let’s go! (singular) Allons-y! = ...read more

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Parisian living – Cell phone free?

Written by Jen Holup Technology can be, at the same time, a great aide and a great adversary to modern urban living.  Yet, rather than search for a generalized answer to this dense question, the most effective measure we can take is simply to ...read more
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Markets in Paris – The Inside Scoop

Parisian Market Shopping Although supermarkets, big and small, abound in Paris, most natives make it a point to buy their fresh produce from the colorful, bustling Marchés that dot Parisian neighborhoods. Long considered the centers of city ...read more
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The Paris Blog

Extensive Blog on Paris and all that is going on in the city of Lights:   Fabulous vacation rentals in Paris, Provence and Tuscany: haveninparis.com...read more
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Polly Vous Français

A wonderful Blog on Paris and France by An American with a love of Paris:   Fabulous vacation rentals in Paris, Provence and Tuscany: haveninparis.com...read more
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Feels Like Home in Paris Blog on Paris

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Plein vs. Repu After a Nice French Meal

Words of wisdom after a nice French meal At the end of a nice French meal (repas), when you are asked if you would like another serving, you may be inclined to say, “non merci, je suis plein.” This is the standard reply in English . ...read more