Breizh Café to Open Soon in St Germain: A Foodie’s Dream Come True

The Left Bank is buzzing! Breizh Café – a must stop foodie paradise- will soon be opening at the Carrefour de l’Odéon in the Saint Germain district of Paris. Also, Breizh Epicerie/Grocery Store will...

Restaurants in Paris: Clover Grill by Jean-François Piège

Grill restaurants have long been popular in London, New York, and many of the world’s major English-speaking cities, but have been slow to catch on in France. Now that looks set to change with...

Book Reviews: The Film Lover’s Paris

Paris doesn’t need to be put on the map, but it continues to surprise with its growing number of must-see locales. In this inspired guide, we are taken through the city’s most iconic film spots, from famous restaurants to quirky shops and grocery...

My Life in Paris: A Fishy Tale?

Ditching my crushed velvet tracksuit for a hat, coat, and bag, I zip out the door. You see, last week, over whisky glasses at the Café Saint-Jean in Abbesses, I had shared with Brigitte a tangled skein of a...
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Parisian Walkways: Rue Cler, the Famous Market Street

Travel-writing guru Rick Steves called Rue Cler “my favourite street in Paris,” enthusing, “Rue Cler, lined with shops that spill out into the street, feels like village Paris – in the skinny shadow of the Eiffel Tower.” The Seattle...

Boutique Beat in Paris: Shopping on the Rue de Charonne

If it’s quantity you’re looking for, just follow the crowds to the boutique-jammed streets of the Marais. But for a real Paris quartier with everything you need for a fun shopping day in the city, Rue de Charonne...

Restaurant Reviews: Chez la Vieille in Paris

In Paris it’s always a delicate business to tamper with tradition, especially when you’re an American and the subject of your intervention is one of the city’s most venerable old bistros, the legendary Chez la Vieille (At the...

3 Ways with Photography: Not-to-Miss Exhibitions this Spring in Paris

We focus in on the work of the world’s most skilled photographers... Here's a trio of exciting photography exhibitions currently taking place in Paris. Eli Lotar at the Jeu de Paume  After his arrival in France in 1924 Eli...

Paris Tourism: A Big Recovery in the Number of Visitors to the City of...

Good news from the City of Light: the numbers are in and Paris tourism is on the rebound after a dramatic dive after the 2015 terrorist attacks. Slowly but surely the French capital has...

Restaurant Reviews: Ambassade d’Auvergne, Paris

When I first moved to Paris 30 years ago, it was easy to do a gastronomic Tour de France without leaving town. This is because the French capital was once so well-furnished with restaurants representing the regional kitchens...