• 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

    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 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 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.

    Dazzling and original Gifts from France


  • 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.


  • 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 .