What a year it has been! HiP Paris has given you the best of Paris and beyond every week. Here’s a look back at our 10 best blogs in 2022. …read more

I recently sat down (virtually) with Boneshaker Doughnuts owner and head baker, Amanda Bankert, to discuss how the idea to open a doughnut shop in the heart of Paris came to be, how they’ve adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. …read more

Moving to a foreign country, learning a new language, and finding work is daunting enough, let alone starting your own business! But that’s exactly what Ian and Alison from French bed linen company La Chambre Paris have done. We recently spoke to American-born Alison about life in the City of Light. …read more

As a new Parisienne, I was baffled by la bise. I was raised in Texas, where the traditional greeting was a full-contact hug. When I later moved to California, I learned that there were three options for hugs. Then I moved to Paris and much to my surprise: They were kissing each other. …read more

I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but I personally believe that Paris is starting to outgrow its image of snooty waiters whose demeanor changes the second you utter the word “hello” (or poorly pronounce “bonjour”). And yet, there is no doubt that learning a bit of French is going to be worth… …read more

Picking up and moving countries is tough no matter the circumstances, and expat life in Paris is hard (and also really awesome!) for all of us. But I believe there have been moments which were harder for me as someone who moved to Paris on my own. …read more

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The air in Paris is getting cooler and the metro a little busier with Parisians restored from summer vacation, which signifies la rentrée is in full steam. September marks the unofficial start of a new year where to-do lists are acknowledged again and event calendars fill up. And if you are in a major city,… …read more

Four years ago, Marjorie Preval did what many have aspired to do: she left behind her life in New York and moved herself and her daughter Kailin to Paris. Though the move did not come without challenges and doubt, Marjorie describes it as “one of the greatest choices I’ve made so far.” …read more

Piyapat Ch You’re about to realize your dream: living in Paris for a month. You found an apartment, booked your flight, and learned how to ask for les toilettes. You imagine strolling through the city, taking in the sights, hanging out at cafés, and being…Parisian.  Of course, part of the fun of travel is making… …read more