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The magic of Méribel

Part of the largest ski area in the world, Méribel is famed for its spectacular slopes, magnificent panoramas and cosy, village-like atmosphere. Here we bring you our essential guide Read more

The low-down on Lisbon

From its coastal backdrop and colourful tiled buildings to its traditional trams, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most picturesque capital cities. Here, we bring you our highlights Read more

Les Foodies: The hot new address in the Marais

Photos: (C) Les Foodies  Internationally renowned for its thriving restaurant scene, the Marais often leads the way in Paris foodie trends – so we always sit up and take notice when a new place opens… Read more

St. Moritz: The height of skiing chic

With its idyllic Alpine setting, illustrious Olympic heritage and inimitable lux lifestyle, St. Moritz is one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the world. Susie Hollands brings us the inside track Read more

20 Questions with CEO of VINGT Paris, Susie Hollands

The founder and CEO of VINGT Paris, Susie Hollands, has lived in Paris since 2003 – during which time she has advised countless clients not only on the best neighbourhoods but also where to enjoy… Read more

Hôtel Lutetia: A Parisian icon awakes

With the recent re-opening of legendary Paris landmark, the Lutetia, Yann Perreau traces the fascinating history of this iconic Left Bank hotel Read more

Our pick of the best… Ibiza beaches

While Ibiza is perhaps most well-known for its buzzing nightlife, it also offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Here’s our pick of the best… Read more

Budapest: The Paris of the East

With its mountainous backdrop, enchanting architecture and the sparkling river at its heart, there’s an almost fairy-tale feel to Hungary’s capital city. Here, Susie Hollands, a seasoned visitor, shares its magic Read more

Enjoying the high life in Courchevel

Still trying to decide on a location for your winter ski break? Then look no further than VINGT Paris favourite, Courchevel, one of the most prestigious resorts in the world. Susie Hollands brings us her… Read more

A tale of two villages: Èze and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

For a break from the bling of the French Riviera, take a trip to the beautiful hilltop villages of Èze and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin – where you’ll also find some of the best views around Read more

Join us at the SILENCIO private members’ club

Here at VINGT Paris, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure our clients enjoy the very best of the city – from access to the leading sporting fixtures and invites to exclusive art previews to securing tables at the… Read more

Snow turns Paris into a winter wonderland

With the heaviest snowfall for 30 years last month, Paris was transformed into a winter wonderland! Here, we share a few of our favourite photos (simply click on each image to move onto the next… Read more

A sneak peek inside the Moulin Rouge

One of the great Parisian institutions, the Moulin Rouge has been entertaining audiences since 1889 – and with photos inside strictly forbidden, it still retains a glamorous ‘Belle Époque’ allure even today. Here we bring… Read more

OUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE MARCHÉ AUX PUCES: PART TWO

Further to our recent article on the Marché aux Puces, the sprawling antiques market in the north of Paris, here we bring you the low-down on each section. So whether it’s a sunburst mirror, an… Read more

A Spotlight on our CEO

To mark the 15th anniversary of VINGT Paris, here we catch up with founder and CEO, Susie Hollands, to discover the inspiring story of how she succeeded in the world of Paris property Read more

A wonderful waltz through Vienna

Conjuring up images of elaborate balls, elegant coffee houses and enchanting winter markets, the city of Vienna is all that and more – and very do-able on a weekend break from Paris Read more

5 top tips for making a success of the sales

Unlike many countries, the sales in France are state-regulated and only run twice a year. The good news about this is that there are genuine bargains to be snapped up! With that in mind, here… Read more

Our essential guide to the Marché aux Puces: Part One

One of the largest flea markets in the world, the Marché aux Puces, in the northern suburb of Saint-Ouen, is the perfect place to seek out everything from vintage clothing and old vinyl to antique… Read more

20 of the best… hip & happening hotels in Paris

From a rumoured refuge of Kanye West to a hotel that’s a Mecca for artists and another with a renowned rooftop terrace, here we bring you a few of the coolest places to stay in… Read more

Foodie favourites on the rue des Martyrs

One of the best foodie streets in Paris, the rue des Martyrs has become a must-visit destination for those in search of the finest French fare. Here, long-time local resident Caroline Harrap picks out five… Read more

20 Questions with war correspondent Janine di Giovanni

An award-winning war reporter, author and international speaker on foreign policy, Janine di Giovanni has lived in Paris for many years. The author of nine books, her last, The Morning They Came For us: Dispatches… Read more

20 of the best… blow-the-budget hotels in Paris

If you’re looking for somewhere special to stay, it’s no surprise that Paris is home to some of the most exclusive hotels in the world. From private terraces and underground pools to Michelin cuisine, here’s our… Read more

The attraction of Arles

Immortalised in the paintings of Van Gogh, the historic city of Arles is best-known for its remarkable Roman remains. However, you’ll also find a magnificent market, great galleries and museums, and stunning natural beauty close… Read more

10 of the best rooftop bars

On a clear, starry evening, what could be better than sipping a glass of chilled Champagne with a panoramic view over Paris? Here we bring you 10 of our favourite places to do just that… Read more

On the castle trail around the Loire

From fairy-tale castles and riverside views to sprawling vineyards, a visit to the Loire Valley should be a must on everyone’s bucket list – and it’s all just an-hour-and-a-half train-ride from Paris. Here we bring… Read more

20 arrondissements in just one day

Running from dawn until dusk, and covering almost 60km, the annual expedition taking in all 20 of the Paris arrondissements is no walk in the park – but there is no better way to get… Read more

Nice work if you can get it…

The jewel in the crown of the Côte d’Azur, Nice continues to sparkle with its beguiling mix of seaside splendour, artistic heritage and great gastronomy – and much more besides… Read more

20 Questions with Paris blogger Yanique Francis

Best-known for her popular blog, My Parisian Life, providing an insider’s guide to the city, Yanique Francis is also an event and wedding planner and a budding wellness practitioner. Here the former New-Yorker reveals a… Read more

The forgotten treasure of the French Riviera

Located on the Cote d’Azur coastline between Cannes and Nice, Antibes is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours – but this charming Riviera resort is a real gem…  Read more

Japanese Gardens: An oasis of order and calm

Text: Anna Bromwich Paris has long had a fascination with all things Japanese, as borne out by the number of gardens in this style that are sprinkled across the city… Read more

Where to go in Paris for an al-fresco swim

We may not have a coastline in Paris, but there’s still the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor swim, if you know where to go. Here we reveal a few of the best spots…  Read more

Why everything’s coming up roses for Grasse

The home of such iconic perfumes as Rochas, Dior and Chanel N°5, the hilltop enclave of Grasse offers the ultimate olfactory experience. And that’s not to mention the medieval streets, magnificent cuisine and meadows strewn… Read more

20 questions with author Andrew Hussey OBE

An English author, academic and historian, Andrew Hussey OBE has lived in Paris for many years. His best-selling book about the city, Paris – The Secret History, received widespread acclaim, and his latest release, The… Read more

The must-see sights around Saint-Tropez

Renowned as much for its spaceship-style super-yachts as its beautiful beaches and quaint cobbled streets, Saint-Tropez remains the destination of choice for the international jet-set… Read more

The co-working cafés that are creative hot spots

There are more homeworkers now than at any time before, but the lack of office banter can leave many feeling isolated. Luckily help is at hand with the new breed of Parisian co-working cafés… Read more

Our essential guide to visiting Versailles

Following the hit TV series Versailles, the world-famous palace at the heart of the show is very much in the spotlight. VINGT Paris reveals a few of the must-see sights… Read more

My favourite Paris…

With her new novel, Paris Mon Amour, praised for its vivid sense of the ‘real’ Paris, author Isabel Costello knows a thing or two about life in the French capital. Here she shares with us her… Read more

A secret garden haven away from the crowds

Words: Rooksana Hossenally & Caroline Harrap If you want to escape the crowded parks when the sun shines, Paris has some lovely ‘secret’ gardens just waiting to be explored, such as this hidden gem tucked… Read more

The best English-Language Bookstores in Paris

There’s a surprising number of English-language bookshops in Paris that are just as enchanting as their French counterparts – and perfect for when you’re through with the passé simple… Words: Caroline Harrap Image: Alexandre Duret-Lutz… Read more

A Bordeaux bucket list

A decade on from its UNESCO World Heritage listing, Bordeaux keeps on pulling in the plaudits, with Lonely Planet naming it the No.1 place to visit in 2017. What’s more, it will soon be possible… Read more

Bio, baguettes and Breton crêpes at Bastille

Words: Jill Pope Image: Alain Bachellier While most shops in Paris tend to be closed on a Sunday, a visit to a market is the perfect way to get your retail fix at the same… Read more

Sainte Chapelle

Text: Emily Ruck Keene Image: Luciano Guelfi I’d been past this place so many times on my bike and wondered at the long lines of predominantly Asian and American tourists standing outside, but never once… Read more

Le Musée d’Edith Piaf: a little-known Paris museum

Words: Sara Waldron Tucked away in northeastern Paris’ Ménilmontant neighbourhood is the Musée d’Edith Piaf, a small, unassuming collection of mementos of the singer’s life and work.  Truly one of the city’s musées insolites,the only… Read more

Unspoken Rules Of Paris: Boulangerie Basics

Text: Guillermo Martínez de Velasco Who doesn’t like bread? It’s probably humanity’s oldest baked good, and when it comes to breadlove, Parisians take it to the next level. The Boulangerie is not just a place… Read more

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Words: Tiffany Tang Image: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra Situated in the Louvre’s 19th-century Rohan and Marsan wings is the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of decorative art and design that houses over 150,000 objects, showcasing collections… Read more

Strasbourg

  Words: Jill Pope Image: Daniel Schoenen The far east of France, Strasbourg is the capital of Alsace-Lorraine, a region that has changed hands between the Germans and the French over history, which gives the… Read more

Villefranche and the south coast of France

  Words: Jill Pope The Cote d’Azur offers much more than the blockbuster cities of Nice and Cannes – nestled amongst the rocky crests and twisting curves of the southern coast of France lie some… Read more

Marché bio Raspail

Words: Jill Pope The official Paris markets website states that the Raspail bio market is the “most chic in Paris”, and who are we to argue with them? This market has a slightly less chic… Read more

Marché bio Batignolles

Words: Jill Pope Image: Timothy Mason Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement used to sit outside the Paris city limits and the neighbourhood has retained the village-like lifestyle with cute boutiques, leafy streets and a local… Read more

Lyon

Words: Jill Pope Lyon is an absolute must-see destination for everyone who admits that their favourite part of a holiday is the edible part. Renowned as the heartland of French gastronomy the leafy, hilly city… Read more

Rue de Lévis

Words: Jill Pope Perhaps it’s not technically a market, but the pedestrian thoroughfare near Villiers metro situated amongst the subdued chic of the 17th arrondissement definitely has a village feel. Weave amongst young families, nannies… Read more

Restaurant Sauvage

Words and Images: Jill Pope If it sometimes feels like the bohemian hey day of the 6th and 7th arrondissements is behind it, Restaurant Sauvage has brought back a rather contemporary reinterpretation of that free and easy… Read more

Micro-Quartier Profile: Rennes/Raspail

Words: Jill Pope Who would guess that this calm and stately quartier, cloistered between the 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th arrondissements around Boulevard Raspail and Rue de Rennes, was home to some to the city’s raging bohemian… Read more

Uzès

Words: Jill Pope Images: Susie Hollands Head off the well-trodden Provence tourist trail to medieval town Uzès in neighbouring region Gard. This a sun-drenched patch of fertile Languedoc land features the distinctive stark Mediterranean landscapes… Read more

Meet the Locals: Juliette in Saint-Paul/Place des Vosges

Words: Jill Pope Image: Susie Hollands Vingt Paris Magazine knows that there’s nothing quite like a local’s insider knowledge, so we go straight to source. Juliette has lived in the ‘lower’ Marais (around Saint Paul… Read more

Mélodies Graphiques

Words: Jill Pope Image: Karen For anyone with a major stationery fetish, if you haven’t already discovered it, Mélodies Graphiques may be your new mecca. This shop was a like a chimera for me –… Read more

Micro-quartier profile: Saint-Paul/Place des Vosges

Words: Jill Pope The Marais, which spans the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, is far from a homogenous bloc, but a collection of neighbourhoods with their own character. The eastern part of the 4th arrondissement – that is, the… Read more

Marché d’Aligre

Words: Jill Pope With Emile Zola’s ‘belly of Paris’, Les Halles, reduced to a grim, labyrinthine shopping complex and a hunk of land permanently ‘under construction’, Parisians were in need of another market standard. Thus… Read more

Comestibles et Marchand de Vins

Words: Jill Pope Image: Comestibles et Marchand de Vins The best part of moving to a new neighbourhood is discovering the local haunts. The kind of places that might not necessarily be the first port… Read more

Meet the Locals: Anne-Laure and Harry in Clignancourt-Jules Joffrin

Words: Jill Pope Image: Rui Ornelas Vingt Paris Magazine knows that there’s nothing quite like a local’s insider knowledge, so we go straight to source. To get the low-down on the northern part of the… Read more

Micro-quartier profile: Clignancourt-Jules Joffrin

Words: Jill Pope Image: Aurélien Michaud There’s more to the 18th arrondissement than Montmartre and Pigalle! Head north from Sacre Coeur and discover the other side of the ‘butte’ – neighbourhoods like Clignancourt Jules Joffrin, huddled… Read more

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