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The Ultimate Paris Neighborhood Guide (and which best fits your personality!)

I recently wrote a guide on where to stay in Paris and wanted to supplement that post with a neighborhood (i.e. Arrondissement) overview. I thought it would be useful to provide more details on the neighborhoods in Paris because it can get confusing when trying to decided where to stay. Some Arrondissements have nicknames (i.e. the Marais or St. Germain), others seem to overlap into each other, and there are so many sights to see there isn’t just one or…

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10 In France/ Travel/ Travel Guide

Where to Stay in Paris – Hotels for Every Budget

One of the things that makes Paris so special is the variety of neighborhoods (known as arrondissements) you can explore. Each arrondissement (there are 20) houses its own share of tourist sights and its own personality. There are so many options of where to stay in Paris, it can certainly be overwhelming trying to decide not only what area to stay in, but also what accommodation to book. I would definitely give some consideration to the neighborhood you choose to…

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0 In France

French Phrases to Know Before You Go

It’s always a good idea to learn at least a few phrases of the local language when you’re visiting a foreign country. I’ve found that making an effort to speak someone’s language (even if it’s just a few words) usually goes a long way–this is especially true in France. It’s also a good idea for safety reasons if you find yourself in need of a doctor or need to ask someone for help. Sometimes guidebooks can overdo it with the…

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7 In France/ Style

Meet Me in Paris

Shop the Post Striped Top // Red Beret // Bien Fait Tote // Jeans // Passport Cover // Red Lipstick // Red Flats // Trench Coat // Luggage Although you won’t find Parisians strolling around Paris in berets, striped tops, and carrying baguettes under their arms (sacré bleu!), that doesn’t mean we can’t live out this French fantasy on the blog! You will, however, find Parisians looking fashionably pulled together in a classic trench coat. Which leads into my question…

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1 In France/ Style/ What to Pack

What to Pack for Provence, France

Wandering through lavender fields If you’re lucky enough to visit Provence between June and August then you’ll be able to enjoy the fragrant and colorful lavender fields. A popular location to view the blooms is at the spectacular L’Abbey de Senanque where monks grow their own lavender. Don’t forget your camera and a sun hat as you explore the lavender under the South of France sunshine. A Day at the Markets and a Picnic Lunch Whether you’re searching for antiques,…

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3 In France/ Miscellaneous/ Recipes

Dinner & A Movie – France

Bonjour! Did you know today is National Rosé Day? I don’t know who comes up with these days, but I’m always up for any reason to celebrate–especially when it involves wine! With rosé in mind, it only makes sense that we honor the south of France tonight and sip on what I think is summertime’s best wine! Cool, crisp, and pretty in pink. Let’s set the mood Why not turn on the soundtrack to A Good Year or better yet,…

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1 In France

A Fun Paris Restaurant – Le Refuge des Fondus

There’s a fun fondue restaurant tucked away in the narrow, windy streets of Montmarte called Le Refuge des Fondus that I want to share with you. After a day full of navigating a large city where you don’t speak the language, this restaurant is a nice respite for a low-stress, laid-back evening. The restaurant only requires two choices from you. Red or white? AND Cheese or meat? If you’re like me, a dinner of bread, cheese, and wine is already…

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