The bûche de Noël (the Christmas log) is a typical French dessert, eaten during the holidays. Here are our favourite bûches to buy in Paris this Christmas! …read more

Like August, Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be tricky times for finding restaurants that are open in Paris. Luckily, there are a select few that will be open on Christmas Eve (when the French typically celebrate), Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Some may have special menus, while others will stick with their usual.… …read more

Before I moved to Paris last year, I spent some time researching its dating scene. Coming from New Zealand, and having only ever dated Kiwi men, I had a hunch that things in the City of Love would be different. My inkling was right and the French certainly date differently. …read more

Of all French holidays, Christmas is celebrated with heightened gastronomic pomp. We round up the Paris restaurants that will be open for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. …read more

There’s something particularly special about Paris over the holidays. Of course there’s the sparkling street lights, the enticing window displays, the abundance of heavenly holiday treats, but it’s something more than that. Spirits ride on this wave of joie and les parisiens can’t help but have a little extra joie de vivre. …read more

As this year draws to a close, we want to take this time to thank all our wonderful readers (that’s you!) and the talented writers and photographers who make this blog what it is. We wouldn’t be here without you! A few very important things happened here on HiP Paris in 2012: Paige Frost taught… …read more

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Our friend Wendy Lyn (of The Paris Kitchen) shares of one of her favorite Christmas traditions: Poilâne’s irresistible shortbread cookie ornaments… for decorating, eating, or both! Text and Photos by Wendy Lyn As soon as the first “sapin de Noël” (Christmas tree) appears on the city sidewalks, I know that is my cue to go to the Poilâne… …read more