Montmartre and Pigalle may be the home of many scenic spots and a wide range of cafés perfect for a quick lunch or coffee break, but the area is not known as a fine dining destination. Locals however, notably SoPi dwellers and habitués of nearby rue des Martyrs, know the best addresses for hidden neighborhood… …read more

The recipe to make a baguette tradition does not change much from bakery to bakery, but the care in the choice of ingredients, and the way that they are put together, varies a great deal. Here are four of the best boulangeries in the Abbesses area. …read more

Les Choupettes de ChouChou in Montmartre is a monothematic pastry shop which only sells chouquettes, the ubiquitous bite sized choux pastries beloved by French children and adults alike, filled with feather light whipped cream and whimsically renamed “choupettes.” …read more

If your experience of shopping for meat in Paris is limited to picking up a shrink-wrapped steak at Monoprix or roast chicken that’s been sitting all morning under a heating lamp at the local market, do yourself a favor and step into the fascinating world of artisan butcher Jean Christophe Prosper. …read more

The Goutte d’Or neighborhood is not the Paris most visitors expect when they land at Charles de Gaulle airport. However, a quick stroll in the narrow streets hidden behind the busy boulevards uncovers a dynamic, friendly neighborhood in full swing that offers a different, more authentic Paris to those visitors who want to veer off the… …read more

As 2016 draws to a close, the team at HiP Paris would also like to take a moment to thank all who have contributed over the past year, as well as our dedicated readers. You all make HiP Paris what it is! We’re ready for the excitement 2017 has in store, but are first taking… …read more

Vacation Rentals for Those Who Don’t just Travel, they Experience. they Experience.

Boutique rentals from our trusted partner Haven In

Realising that Marcel Proust’s tea-time treat had become a shrink-wrapped, artificially-flavored mass-produced cake in modern-day France, Steve Seremes, a former financial consultant with a penchant for fine food, has set out to make Parisians rediscover this classic delicacy. Mesdemoiselles Madeleines is his tiny boutique on rue des Martyrs that only sells gourmet madeleines. …read more