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  • Paris - Tours & Classes
    Les Secrets Gourmands de Noemi

    Chef Noemi, trained at the Lenotre Culinary Institute, offers hands on pastry and cooking classes in her loft style atelier located in the 17th Arrondissement. The skills you learn in her class are sure to impress your friends back home!

    Discover Walks

    Looking for a fun and interesting introduction to Paris? Discover Walks offers great walking tours on various neighborhoods and topics throughout Paris. They can also help you to customize specific itineraries.

    Antique Diva Flea Market Tours

    The Antiques Diva & Co takes you by the hand helping you score the perfect souvenir at the Paris flea markets. Each tour is a private one-on-one consultation cheographed to sniff out the best sources for your style and budget! Led by professional stylistas, tours are tailored to your fancies, whether you’re looking for Versailles-worthy chandeliers, vintage Chanel or fun ephemera. Book 1 to 4 day tours in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, The Hague, Berlin and Florence!

    French Today Language Classes

    French Today features many French audiobooks & lessons including "Une Semaine A Paris" an intermediate bilingual audio novel and Paris pronunciation guide.

    Hello Paris - Advance Tickets for Visitors to Paris

    Hello Paris allows you to buy tickets and make reservations for Paris transport, museums, restaurants, sightseeing, cabarets, and river cruises in advance so you can plan your trip and make your arrival easier when you get to Paris. Hello Paris is the UK distributor for RATP (Paris City Transport Authority) tickets in the UK.

    Paris Tours Service

    Door to door sightseeing tours of Paris, Versailles, Giverny Monet's gardens, Loire Valley Castles, Normandy D-day tour, Champagne region and tastings. Night tours: dinner at the Eiffel tower, dinner cruise, reservations at the Moulin Rouge or the lido. Pick-up and drop-off at the door step of your accommodation. Online booking.

    Context Tours in Paris & Italy

    In depth personalized tours of Paris in small groups, no more then 6 people per group. Tours last from 3 hours to all day. Private tours available, please inquire with Context. These people have it together and will help you see a part of Paris you would likely not find on your own. Some sample Context Travel Paris tours: Chocolate Walk, Gourmet Walk, Marais Mansions, Louvre French Masters, Paris Food Crawl, Medieval Life and Society, and many more, or create your own. Context also offer tours in Rome, Florence, Venice, New York, Istanbul, Naples and London.

    Intimate & Unique Experiences in France

    Exclusive tours for small groups of 7-8 people. Access to in-depth discovery and learning of French tradition and culture. Meet master chefs, art historians, viticulturalists, oenologists, and agriculturists, while experiencing France from the perspective of a true insider.

    Your Great Days in Paris

    Savvy Paris specialist, Sally Peabody, offers trip coaching and planning services for independent travelers. From private guided tours to cooking classes to day trips, Sally is your best resource. She also offers intimately scaled culinary tours in Paris, the Pays Basque, and Lyon.

    Email: [email protected]

    Fat Tire Bike Tours

    Fat Tire bikes is an American-owned and operated Bike and Segway tour company. Their tours are designed with the English-speaking traveler in mind. With fun, entertaining guides and thorough orientations, they have guided hundreds of thousands of tourists since 1999.

    The Cook's Atelier

    The Cook’s Atelier explores the regional culinary traditions through seasonal cooking classes, market tours and culinary field trips to artisan food producers and sustainable farms in France. The Cook’s Atelier celebrates the connection between the farmer and the cook and the pleasure of cooking every day. Headquarters are in Burgundy as are most of the classes, but can also be arranged for Paris and other parts of France. Please inquire directly with Marjorie Taylor the owner and chef.

    Edible Paris

    Longtime Paris food writer and restaurant critic Rosa Jackson designs custom itineraries for food-minded visitors to Paris, complete with restaurant recommendations and reservations. Rosa also offers guided tours, led by herself or one of her “food gurus.”

    Cooknwithclass: Cooking Classes in Paris

    French cooking classes in a relaxed atmosphere with an experienced French chef in his cooking school in Montmartre or "chez vous". Erica and many of Haven in Paris greeters have tasted Eric's cooking and we suggest Eric for lovely simple French meals with a smile.

    Eye Prefer Paris Tours

    Insider tours of Paris. Fun, relaxed, offbeat 3-hour customized walking tours. Richard Nahem, creator of the blog: www.eyepreferparis.com , is dedicated to showing you a piece of Paris you'd never seen on your own. Discover the Paris you've always dreamed of with an Eye Prefer Paris Tour. Please note: These are not in-depth historical tours but leisurely strolls through Paris neighborhoods for newcomers to the city of lights. Richard will take you to his favorite shops, gardens and streets and orientate you to the neighborhood of your choice.

    O-Chateau - Wine Tasting in Paris

    Wine tasting in Paris. Beginners, groups, private wine tastings, dinner and wine, wine & cheese... o-chateau is a relaxed, casual, fun and informative way to learn about French wine & wine in general. Run by the energetic Olivier Magny since 2004.

    French As You Like It

    Customized French language and cultural classes for groups and individuals, adults and children.

    Paris Photo Walks - Discover Paris through Photography

    Discovering Paris Via photography, a real lesson in looking. Individual or group sessions for a maximum of 3 friends or family members. Walking tours of Paris with a French native and professional photographer. See Paris and take photos. At the end of your walk you will be given a DVD with all of the photos you have taken during your tour of the city!

    Panache! Tours

    Panache! Tours : Private guided Paris tours, luxury French wine tours, escorted Normandy and Loire France day trips. Specializing in customized Paris tours, wine vacations, escorted France trips.

    Discover Paris - Personalized Itineraries for Independent Travelers

    Discover Paris! An exclusive resource for Paris-bound travelers. From gourmet walks & strolls through parks and gardens to private art tours and fine dining, we tailor specifically to your desires and take the work out of travel planning

    Europa Photogenica: Photography tours to France, England, Italy, & Spain

    Wonderful and unique photo tours in France, Italy and Europe!

    French Links w/Rachel Kaplan

    Rachel Kaplan's French Links Tours, based in Paris, specializes in exclusive private tours, luxury concierge services and corporate events in France and other parts of Europe. French Links offer a luxury concierge service that includes restaurant bookings such as the Jules Verne and the Tour d'Argent. They can arrange for transfers in private limousines and helicopters, and they have unique VIP tours including the Grands Crus of Burgundy and Bordeaux, private cooking classes with chefs in your apartment, as well as exclusive shopping and antiques tours. Please mention you were sent by Haven in Paris for special Haven in Paris client rates.

    Paris Chef: Philippe Engammare

    Parisian chef who offers cooking classes, simple yummy French meals prepared and cooked for you in your own apartment, or the option of shopping for and creating a meal together. Please mention you came from Haven in Paris.

    Learn French

    Learn French guide, all about how to learn French and how to speak French.

  • Concierge & Other Luxe Services
    WeddingLight Events

    WeddingLight events is a boutique wedding planning company in Paris. They provide wedding planning services for destination brides and "couples in Love" flying from abroad. Their services range from full wedding planning to " A la carte " and day of coordination in and around Paris for elopements, wedding anniversaries and larger wedding events.

    Shopping by Lilye - Personal Shopper

    Lilye helps you pick out clothes and home accessories according to your personality. Attentive and helpful, Lilye accompanies you through Paris' most legendary boutiques and best-kept secrets, offering her advice and her skills to find the style or the look that suits you best. Shopping becomes sheer pleasure !

    Email: [email protected]

    Manstouch Travel Paris

    Creating memorable trips to Paris, A real French Experience, Private Guides, Cooking Classes, Wine Tastings, Walking tours, Airport Transfers, Photo adventures, Unique itineraries. Specialized in gay travel, family adventures, honeymoons in Paris, personalized service. Run by Larry Davis an American living in Paris.

    L&M Agency - Wedding Planner

    Paris-based event-planning agency specializing in custom-made weddings. With experience in Paris, Normandy, the French Riviera, and Southwest France, they can give you ideas and provide smooth and professional execution.

  • Going Out & Nightlife
    52 Martinis

    52 Martinis is the guide to the Paris' best cocktail bars. Whether you want to find the best place to order an ice cold martini, where to enjoy a drink on a rooftop terrace or the perfect lounge for a romantic soiree, this is the place.

    Time Out Paris

    Great Guide to all Paris has to Offer.

    Paris Events Calendar

    Great calendar of events- see what’s happening of note in Paris this week!

    Go Go Paris

    Great site geared to artists and musicians looking for interesting daytime and nighttime events: fashion shows, clubs, exhibitions, performances, and more.

    Paris Update

    Find out what Parisians are doing this week. Paris Update is a free weekly Web newsletter with reviews of Paris restaurants, films, exhibitions, concerts and more!

  • Massage Paris
    Desbina Collins Acupressure Massage w/Essential Oils

    A wonderful relaxing massage with Essental oils by Desbina Collins, an Australian in Paris, who has been written up several times in Vogue Paris! +336 14 96 15 39 In France 06 14 96 15 39

    Email: [email protected]

  • Fitness & Sports in Paris
    Bikram Yoga in Paris

    Bikram yoga studio in Paris in the Marais and in the 9th by Boulevard Montmartre

    Gym in Paris - Cercles de la Forme

    This is a friendly gym that offers a daily pass for about 16 Euros or 1 month pass for about 179 Euros. They have locations near the Maris, Montmartre, Champs Elysees & Bastille.

    Gym in Paris - Club Med Gym

    Gym in Paris with a over 20 locations - Near Montmartre, Palais Royal, Marais, Champs Elysees. Daily pass about 32 Euros.

    Health City

    A fitness club located in the heart of St Germain. English speaking customer service representatives available. 71 Bld Saint Germain, 75005 PARIS +33 (0)1 53 10 70 80

    Klay - Gym in Montorgueil area

    A private club located at 4 bis Rue St. Sauveur with saunas, hammams, a pool, and jacuzzi. There are yoga classes, boxing classes, and spin classes and fitness machines available. Massages are available as well. There is also a lovely restaurant with a juice bar and large terrasse area in the courtyard. Day passes available. Open Monday-Friday 7am-11:30pm. Sat&Sun 8am-8pm.

    Pools in Paris

    A list of public Pools 'piscines' in Paris by neighborhood. Select the arrondissement in the drop down menu and you will get a list of all the pools and the hours.

    Rasa Yoga Rive Gauche

    Classes every day of the week in a number of styles. Voted one of the best yoga studios in Europe.

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  • Haven in Paris - Official Blog
    HiP Paris Blog

    Tips and insights on touring, renting, and living in Paris from Haven in Paris, clients, friends and travellers.

  • Paris & France - Great Sites & Blogs
    The Earful Tower

    The Earful Tower is a weekly podcast featuring different guests each week with different perspectives on life in Paris from authors, chefs, TV stars, even the Mayor of Paris. It is a great tool for guests looking to learn more about life in Paris before their trip!

    TRÉSORPARISIEN

    Discover an inside guide to the chic & unique: through an exploration of culture, art and design, TrésorParisien sets out to tell a story of discovery, uncovering the art de vivre in Parisien living and unveiling the beautiful trésors of Paris.

    Pret a Voyager

    A travel and design blog from Paris-based graphic designer Anne.

    The Purple Passport

    Travel guides to some of the world's hippest cities, including Paris. All businesses featured have been tried out personally by the Purple Passport team!

    Secret Paris Walking & Shopping Tours Blog

    Chris Lomon has called Paris home for over 25 years and has made a name seeking out the hidden gems the city has to offer. His blog is a treasure trove of information on undiscovered delights and little known places in Paris!

    Email: [email protected]

    Lost in Cheeseland

    Philadelphia native and Francophile, Lindsey moved to Paris four years ago after having fallen in love with a Frenchman. Cliché, right? Her blog covers some not-so-cliché topics and uncovers aspects of Paris (or France, for that matter) that readers might not already know. Through food, travel, love and obstacles, Lindsey shares France.

    Girls Guide to Paris

    Girls Guide to Paris and their What’s Hot Blog is the site for women planning a trip to Paris or even just dreaming of one. GGTP covers everything from the best Spa’s to the best Chocolate shops plus shopping, restaurants, museums and more. They offer downloadable walking tours to purchase with insider tips and all sort of fun stuff for women in Paris. Enjoy!

    Paris Weekender

    Paris Weekender is a blog about planning weekends in Paris and getaways throughout Europe. Paris Weekender offers practical tips for visitors and for expats, as well as a glimpse into expat life in the City of Lights.

    David Lebovitz: In depth Paris blog focusing on food, restaurants, markets, wine and much more

    Useful tips and information on Paris restaurants, markets and more. Intimate Pastry and Chocolate tours in Paris.

    Parisien Salon

    Parisien Salon: The definitive insider's guide to all things Paris. Tons of excellent information on Paris for travelers to the city of lights.

    Bonjour Paris!

    The definitive online guide to Paris and France written by top insiders in Paris since 1995. Visit the website for access to hidden secrets about Paris and France most tourists never discover. More than 6000 articles about France available on the site.

    Provence Post

    If you live in, travel to or just love the South of France...

    Destination Wedding France

    Planning a wedding or event in France? This blog (published by the team at Fete in France) can point you to a number of resources that will help make your event unforgettable.

    Fete in France

    Organizing an event abroad can be challenging. Fete in France's bilingual staff can help you create the perfect fête. Family trips, weddings, anniversary parties, corporate events: we'll take care of all the details - so you can enjoy a truly memorable event!

    France-Amérique - Le Journal Francais des Etats-Unis

    France-Amérique, also known as Le Journal Francais des Etats-Unis, is America’s largest French-language publication. The monthly, online and print, magazine serves as an integral link between France and the United States, exploring issues of relevance in current events and business, history, culture and more.

    France Today

    France Today is America’s only monthly English-language publication dedicated to France. Now in its 25th year of publication, the Magazine of French Travel and Culture provides its readers with detailed travel advice, expert cultural reportage, informed political analysis and in-depth knowledge of modern French society. Its objective is to provide readers with the best, most comprehensive coverage on France printed in English today, from a true insider's perspective.

    France Monthly

    France Monthly - A cultural link to "La Belle France" and a great way to continue building Franco-America ties. A huge database on travel information about France. Information on France's regions, history & the best places to visit.

    French Word a Day

    Blog featuring a French "word a day" along with articles inspired by these words & phrases.

    Polly Vous Francais

    Boston born francophile baby-boomer moves to Paris' Left Bank to write and blog on the quirks of French culture and the joys of living in Paris and "la vie Parisienne."

    Secrets of Paris

    The Alternative Insider's Guide to Paris by guidebook author Heather Stimmler-Hall -- custom tours, itinerary planning, and free monthly newsletter of insider tips and news on the City of Light.

    Et Si On Se Promenait...A Paris!

    A beautiful French blog of a Parisian girl who walks the streets of Paris looking for secret places: hidden gardens, artists' lofts, exceptional villas, lovely courtyards, discrete terraces...

    My French Life

    An online magazine and global community committed to bringing French people and Francophiles together and to helping them share their common interest in France and the French language.

  • Food and Cooking Blogs
    The Paris Kitchen

    Up-to-date Paris culinary news, hot openings, fab food shops, where to eat now, restaurants & chefs, food & cooking, parties & events, tasting notes, wine pairings, a gourmet glossary and food trends.

    Domaines & Terroirs Blog

    Luxury travel blog for cheese connoisseurs and gourmets looking for culinary, cultural and cheese experiences in the traditional regions of France.

    Les Petits Farcis

    Spend a day or more learning about the unique cuisine of Nice with food writer and cooking teacher Rosa Jackson, who divides her time between Nice and Paris. Rosa offers market tours, hands-on cooking classes, wine-and-cheese tastings and tours of the Nice back country focusing on sustainable agriculture.

    The Cook's Atelier

    The Cook’s Atelier explores the regional culinary traditions through seasonal cooking classes, market tours and culinary field trips to artisan food producers and sustainable farms in France. The Cook’s Atelier celebrates the connection between the farmer and the cook and the pleasure of cooking every day.

    Chocolate and Zucchini

    A lively food related blog, including tons of French recipes, restaurant recommendations and off the beaten track suggestions, as well as food-related idioms and expressions in French!

  • Lifestyle Blogs
    Badaude

    Badaude is an illustrator and writer chronicling the quirks of Franco-British culture. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Economist, Die Woche, The New York Times, World of Interiors and the Wall Street Journal. She is currently Paris editor at www.stylebible.com and designer-in-residence at legendary Paris bookshop, Shakespeare & Company.

    Couture Allure Vintage Fashion

    Classic vintage clothing for today's fashionable woman.

    Fab Over Fifty

    Fabulous site for women of all ages, and particularly those over fifty. Tons of travel, restaurant, fashion and beauty information and tips.

    French Essence

    Vicki Archer, the author of French Essence is an Australian who lives between London and Saint Rémy de Provence in southern France. Her blog is for those who, like her, are mad for interiors, fashion and all things French.

    Le Voyage Creatif

    Writer/Photographer/Stylist with a passion for food, and travel.

  • Creative Links
    Pascale Piron French Painter

    Pascale is an amazingly talented French painter. Erica has 3 of her works in her Paris flat. Check her out!

    The future of Painting

    Video Replaces Paintings. Marcus Kreiss is into the future with his videos and TV channel. Check it out.

    Dayna Kurtz Music

    Dayna Kurtz is an amazingly talented and original Brooklyn based, singer, songwriter and guitarist . . . you can listen to some of her music on her website and check out where her next gig may be . . . Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris . . . . highly recommended!

    Didier Gauducheau Photography

    Weddings, Portraits, Interiors. Didier took the photos of the following apartments on the Haven in Paris website: Livingstone penthouse, Ecoles St. Germain 2 BDR, Houdon Montmartre, Boulangers Penthouse, La Tour Maubourg rue Cler Market, Roi Dore Marais, Livingstone, Montorgueil Luxury Designer Loft, Carnot Champs Elysees 3 Bedroom

    Sculpteur - Jean Paul Reti

    Jean-Paul is a sculptor with a studio in the 13th arrondissement. If you want to take a tour and get a glimpse of Paris' art scene, you can contact him through his website to find out more.

    QuelObjet.com

    Dazzling and original Gifts from France

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  • Online Shopping
    Olive and Branch

    An online boutique of all things fabulously French and French-inspired! Bringing you the best of French decor and accessories for the home, table and body.

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  • Erica's Recommended Sleeps - Italy
    Valleponci Bed & Breakfast (agriturismo) Finale Ligure, Liguria Italy

    Off the beaten track B&B in the hills outside of Finale Ligure, in Liguria. The simple rooms, basic kitchen, & separate bath are more then made up for by the inexpensive prices, wonderful home cooking of Daniela and warm hospitality of both Giorgio and Daniela her husband & the organic Ligurian wines made on the property. Hiking and rock climbing are right outside your door, and white sand beaches & wonderful restaurants and shopping minutes away. This is perfect for those looking for an authentic, if slightly rustic experience.

  • Erica's Recommended Sleeps - France
    Les Trois Maillets

    Lovely bed and breakfast in the heart of Orléans, France. The owner is sweet and friendly. Wonderful breakfast. The room was beautiful and comfortable but not chic. Reasonably priced.

    Eco House in Brittany - The Ground House

    The Ground House is a completely off the grid house in the heart of Brittany's beautiful countryside is the perfect off the beaten track vacation spot. Dry toilets, solar hot water, wood burning fireplace, amazing kitchen, a compost heap and, of course, WIFI. Highly recommended for a eco and green getaway.

    Chambre avec Vue

    Gorgeous B&B in Provence with two one bedroom apartments. Homemade breakfast. In Saignon near Apt in the Luberon. One of Haven in Paris' very favorite places to get away! This Peaceful and inspirational Provencale 'mas' is also an artist's retreat and working gallery.

    MoMa Bed & Breakfast Nice

    Funky B&B run by a French and Danish couple, both whom are of artists. Close to the center of Vieille Nice (an easy tram ride). This off the beaten track arty chambre d'hotes is perfect for those looking for an original, relaxed and quirky place to stay in the center of Nice, who do not want a standard hotel experience. The decor is a mix of recup antiques, kitsch collectables & artwork by the owners. All of the furniture and art if for sale. You will be accompanied by two in house kitties, and the owners 2 children (15 & 10). Dinner can be cooked upon request (yummy - we tried), and is served in the private garden. Prices very reasonable.

    Domaine de La Piale

    Bed and breakfast 'Maison d'hotes de caractere' in the Lot. Located in the lovely village of Fons close to Figeac. This beautiful 18th century stone home was restored with love by the French owners Adeline & Bertrand Spindler. Comfortable, charming and warmly decorated rooms sprinkled with antiques. King beds. One of the most beautful undiscovered regions of France. Try the little restaurant in town 'La Halle' it is wonderful!

    Une Chambre à Montmartre

    Bed and breakfast in the heart of Montmartre featuring a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris. Warm & welcoming, enjoy breakfast in bed overlooking the rooftops of Paris. Let them know Erica Berman sent you!

    Les Deux Saints Jean - Bed & Breakfast in the Gatinais (near Paris)

    Wonderful 'Chambres d'Hotes' 135km South of Paris in the Gatinais a lovely region for an easy weekend getaway from Paris. Homemade breakfast included (French jam, cafe, croissants, brioches, crepes...). Fabulous home cooked dinner upon request. This 'maison d'artiste' is a restored 18th century farmhouse with all of the period features intact. Your hosts will charm you, and invite you into their soothing home and arty ambiance for a relaxing getaway. HIP and off the beaten track. WIFI / Wireless Internet connection available. NOTE: We stayed there recently and can't wait to go back! Erica & Alain

    Bed & Breakfast in 'Le Perche' Moulin de Gemages

    The perfect weekend getaway from Paris. Located in Le Perche a beautiful region only 1.5 hours from Paris by car le Moulin de Gemages is a Bed & Breakfast in a lovely country setting. Home cooked dinner upon request 'table d'hotes'. Le Moulin de Gemages is also well known for their Fly Fishing (Peche a la mouche) parcours. Highly Recommended, Annie & Nicolas will take good care of you. Let them know Erica & Alain sent you!

    La Pinsonnière- Bed & Breakfast in the Loire

    A lovely Bed & Breakfast in the Loire valley. Wine tastings, home cooked dinner upon request by the Owner who is a French Chef. Friendly owners!

    La Ferme Aux Ours: Bed & Breakfast in the Alps

    B&B with lovely French breakfast minutes from great skiing in the Alps (Avoriaz, Morzine, Portes du Soleil). Evian and Geneva close by. Homemade dinner upon request.

    La Ferme de Foucault B&B in Sologne (Chambres d'Hotes)

    Lovely old 19th century fully and luxuriously restored farmhouse in the middle of the forest in Sologne. Less then 2 hours from Paris by car. 3 spacious rooms with Private Bath, Wireless Internet/ WIFI. Off the beaten path Bed and Breakfast in France run by a charming French-American couple. NOTE: Erica 7 Alain had a lovely weekend there recently!

    Erik Lorre: Lovely Ski Rental in Alpes-de-Haute Provence

    Bed and Breakfast in the Provence Alps in an original artistic setting. Artists in residence. Skiing nearby.

  • Italy - Lodging Resources
    Chic Retreats

    Chic Retreats is the definitive collection of privately owned, genuinely small boutique hotels, including owner Lulu's favorite boutique hotels in England, chic hotels in China and her pick of hidden little gems in France. Personally selected for their style, charm and personal service, you are guaranteed to be treated as an individual and not just a room number.

    Cross Pollinate B&B and Apartments in Italy & France

    On-line reservations in private apartments and B & B's in Rome, Florence, Venice, Paris and Barcelona. Run by a lovely American couple. Excellent choices for budget accommodations.

    Florence Apartment Rentals

    Short and Long Term apartments rental in Florence, Italy Lorenzo and Ana have a family business renting short and long term apartments in the centre of Florence.

    La Petraia - Bed & Breakfast, Agriturismo & Restaurant

    Wonderful Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Tuscany in Radda in Chianti. Agriturismo = meeting ground of agriculture and tourism. The essence of Petraia lies in the purest and increasingly rare interpretation of the agriturismo experience, an organic farm where guests may stay and dine exclusively on what the property has to offer. La Petraia is modeled after the European concept of a 'restaurant with rooms', a combination of the highest quality dining experience with first class, luxury accommodations in a stunning rural setting. Petraia is a place to relax, to feel the pulse of nature, to sense the echoes of history and to enjoy the bounty and splendor she offers.

  • Paris & France - Lodging Links
    Chateau de Boucéel

    Stunning guest rooms and holiday cottages on an estate that dates back to the beginning of the twelfth century. Located near the border of Brittany and Normandy, your stay will not disappoint. Highly recommended by Natasha!

    Elegant Condorcet

    Elegant Condorcet - Managed by Yetunde Oshodi, former owner or Feels Like Home in Paris, this 2 bedroom 70m2 Paris vacation apartment rental in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, is a wonderful option for families, couples traveling together or for business travelers.

    France Homestyle

    Vacation rental properties in France long or short-term holiday villas and luxury properties in the best locations handpicked by true experts in making your stay in France extraordinary

    Hameau de Blagny

    Luxury rental properties in the heart of the Burgundy wine region with 5-star services.

    Chic Retreats

    Chic Retreats is the definitive collection of privately owned, genuinely small boutique hotels, including owner Lulu's favorite boutique hotels in England, chic hotels in China and her pick of hidden little gems in France. Personally selected for their style, charm and personal service, you are guaranteed to be treated as an individual and not just a room number.

    Pure France Holiday Villas

    Rental villas in France with private pools.

    Chateau Talaud - B&B, Apartments & Cottage in Provence

    Luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation & luxury vacation rentals, a self-catering Mas, 2 apartments, with the service of a small luxury boutique hotel in a prestigious 18th century Chateau surrounded by its own wine vineyards. The romantic "chateau-" inn is centrally located in Loriol du Comtat. Close to Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cotes-du-Rhone wine tasting, l'Isle sur la Sorgue for antiquing, Orange for the Opera in its Roman theater, the Luberon for its Lavender fields, St. Remy de Provence for its Provence Market, & Aix en Provence. Private Wine Tastings can be organized, dinners on request, bike rentals, cooking classes and more.

    Frenchy Rentals

    Make Paris home for a week or longer by renting a furnished holiday apartment from Frenchy Rentals.

    Absolute Marais

    Luxurious, modern, renovated 1 bedroom Marais apartment rental in Paris, near Place des Vosges and Metro St. Paul.

    La Chouette - 3 Star Hotel in Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy

    Lovely boutique hotel in Burgundy. High speed Internet, French cuisine, gardens, cosy decor. Perfect for biking, wine tasting, exploring Burgundy... and relaxing!

    Perfectly Paris

    Paris Vacation Apartment rentals: Perfectly Paris is a rental agency specializing in self-catering apartments mainly in Montmartre

    Paris Rental Connections

    Vacation & short term rentals of privately owned apartments Located in central Paris

    The Elzevir Apartment - Luxury Paris Apartment for rent in Le Marais

    This completely renovated apartment is located on charming Rue Elzévir in the historic Marais district of Paris, France.

    Feels Like Home in Paris

    Vacation apartment rentals in Paris. Making Paris feel like home for short or long stays. Hotels give you a room. We give you a home.

  • Worldwide Travel & Lodging
    Van Gogh Tours

    Van Gogh Tours is a family owned company which offers a variety of biking and walking tours across Holland, France, Belgium, Italy and Austria. Their tours will certainly lead you down the road less traveled!

  • Paris Hotel Booking Sites
    Paris Latin Quarter Hotels

    Welcome to Paris , France ! Paris Latin Quarter Hotels offers the best rates on hotels near Paris' Latin Quarter .

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  • London Taxi Services
    Ariport Executive Cars

    A reputable taxi company with a fleet of cars for transfers to and from London airports.

    Paragon Cars

    Link to this taxi company's Yelp page. They do not have a website. Reputable, call ahead to book transfers around London and to area airports.

    Radio Taxis

    Carbon neutral taxi company. Book online or call to reserve transfers all over London.

    Call.a.Cab

    Call ahead and reserve online for taxi transfers across London.

    London Black Taxis

    Licensed London taxi booking service. Call ahead to book transfers to all areas of London.

  • Paris Taxi Services
    G7 Taxi

    Reserve taxi online, or call Tel:01 41 27 66 99 to reserve by phone in English.

    Taxis Bleus

    Reserve taxis online or call tel: 01 49 36 10 10 to reserve by phone in English.

    City Cab Paris

    Reserve taxis online. They also have English speaking number to call for reservations.

  • Travel with Children
    2kids1bag

    2kids1bag specializes in renting baby and child equipment from strollers to scooters for your stay in Paris.

    Paris by Mouth

    This informative, online guide can help parents in Paris find restaurants that their kids will like!

    Paris Parks

    A list of kid-friendly parks in Paris.

    Kidelio

    Helpful website where you can rent baby gear such as strollers and car seats in France.

    Baby'tems

    Baby equipment hire in France. Site is in both French and English.

    French As You Like It

    Customized French language and cultural classes in Paris for children aged 3 and up.

  • ECO, Green, Bio - earth friendly links
    Slow Food

    The Slow Food movement is founded upon the concept of eco-gastronomy – a recognition of the strong connections between plate and planet. Slow Food works to defend biodiversity in the food supply, spread taste education and connect producers of excellent foods with co-producers through events and initiatives.

    Zero footprint

    Zero Footprint - an organization dedicated to the mass reduction of global environmental impact.

  • Paris & France Travel Resources
    Paris Property Group

    Find your dream home in Paris with Paris Property Group.

    Synagogues of Paris

    A Yelp listing of all the Synagogues in Paris.

    American Community in France

    American expats share their personal experiences, information, tips and resources on living in France and understanding French culture.

    Trip Advisor

    Trip Advisor is a wiki-based site that allows users to recommend things to do, see, as well as places to eat and stay in cities all over the world. A great site for venturing off the beaten path.

    Storage Lockers in Paris

    Helpful list of all locker locations in Paris and other logistics for storing your luggage.

    Paris Metro Map

    Detailed map of every metro station in Paris.

    Paris Museum Pass

    Official website with detailed information in English (& several other languages) on the Paris Museum Pass: where is accepted, where it can be purchased, & more.

    Rail Europe: Train Tickets

    Great site (in English) for reasonably priced train tickets in Europe.

    French Today Blog

    A bilingual blog focusing on learning modern French language and culture... Many of the blog posts also include French audio transcripts.

    Access in Paris

    An accessibility guide for disabled travelers.

    Why Go Paris

    A comprehensive guide to help you plan the ins-and-outs of your trip to Paris.

    Weather Paris: Paris Anglo Info

    Updated weather forecasts for Paris & all of France.

    Victory Tours

    Private or group tours of the Normandy Beaches in English or Dutch. Highly recommended and in depth. Tours leave from Bayeux, France.

    Fromageries de Paris/ Paris Cheese shops

    Detailed list of cheese shops in Paris by neighborhood.

    Domaines & Terroirs Journeys

    Luxury travel for cheese connoisseurs and gourmets looking for culinary, cultural and cheese experiences in the traditional regions of France.

    Paris Tourist Office

    Site of the Paris Tourism office. All of the info, all of Paris.

    Parisian Market Listings

    A thorough list of where to stumble upon Parisian markets.

    Currency Convertor

    Check your currency against the Euro.

    Time & Date

    A great website to find out the exact time & weather around the world. Also with detailed information on international dialing to and from any country in the world.

    Yellow Pages (Pages Jaunes)

    The French “yellow pages”- Addresses and numbers for French people and businesses.

  • Car Rental Services and Parking
    Auto Europe

    Auto Europe works with the top car rental agencies in Paris. They offer competitive rates and excellent customer service. They are open 24/7 and they have a free number to call the US from France. The headquarters are located in Portland, Maine.

    Neighborhood Parking in Paris

    It is in French, but fairly self explanatory. You can put in your neighborhood and you will find what parking garages are around you.

    Parking Garage info Paris

    Lots of information on parking your car in Paris

    Parking Garage Paris

    Parking lots all over the city. You can go onto the website and put in your neighborhood and it will tell you where the lots around your apartment are located.

    Parking in Paris - Saemes

    Lots of parking lots all over central Paris. Pick your neighborhood and see pricing.

  • Italian Travel Resources
    Bella Vita Italia

    Bella Vita Italia is a boutique travel concierge service that specializes in creating the “Ultimate Italian Experience” and offers the following travel assistance options: Personalized Trip Planning, Private Excursions & Adventures, Sea View Rentals on the Italian Riviera

    Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

    Golfing in Tuscany, near our Poggio, Capriolo, & Haybarn villas.

  • Provence Links
    Weather Provence on Paris Anglo

    Updated weather for Provence and the rest of France

  • Provence Resources
    Provence Guru

    A great resource for information on life, culture, restaurants, wine, and much more in Provence.

  • US French Language Programs
    Coucou French

    Coucou is a NYC-based French language school which offers intimate, culturally savvy, native-taught French classes in Williamsburg and Soho. Coucou is also a community, allowing students to meet and converse with fellow francophiles over a cup of coffee, browse our library, attend film screenings etc. in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

    Email: [email protected]

    The French Class - San Francisco, CA

    The French Class is one of the largest French language school for adults in the United States. They offer a wide range of French classes from complete beginners to very advanced, as well as classes on-line, on-site or at our school conveniently located in downtown San Francisco. All teachers are French natives and highly trained to teach French as a foreign language to adults. The Devour French series consists of seven manuals written specifically for American professionals who want to study all the various aspects of the French language and culture.

    Email: [email protected]