Category Archives: Best Restaurants in Paris

Rue des Rosiers — Je Suis Charlie — Je Suis Juif

 Rue des Rosiers, the heart of Le Marais, the old Jewish ghetto of Paris, is as busy as ever.  The wait for lunch on a Sunday at L’As du Falafel, the venerable kosher restaurant that Israelis fly into from Tel Aviv to eat its falafel sandwiches, was more than 30 minutes.  The chic designer shops […]
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Black Truffle Season In Paris

Winter season may be viewed as a lowlight for fresh harvests from the earth, but the most prized and expensive bounty is cultivated from December through early February — the black truffle.  More expensive than caviar, black truffles sell for over 1,000 Euros a kilo, fine restaurants share, for a short period of time this […]
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Beaujolais Festival In Paris

On November 20, Parisians and the world celebrate the arrival of 2013′s Beaujolais by uncorking the season’s fresh and juicy crop. Restaurants, cafes, bars and brasseries all share in the celebration. Some of our favorite places to join in the celebration include Willie’s Wine Bar, Gallopin, Le Select, Au Pied de Cochon and La Chaumette. Share […]
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Halloween In Paris

Halloween remains a novelty in Paris.  Except for chocolate shops, few stores decorate for the holiday.  Pumpkins are for eating, not carving Jack-O-Lanterns, though if you don’t mind spending 15 or so Euros for a medium-sized pumpkin (gigantic by French standards), you can find some pumpkins at the marché or in some pumpkin patches out in […]
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Paris Vacances

This week is the height of the vacances season, meaning most people (except tourists) are out of Paris and hitting the beaches on vacation.  Restaurants, cafes, boulangeries, boucheries, and many other stores all take a vacation too.  They literally shut shop.  So if you are in Paris, you need to be aware that many places […]
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Summer in Paris

    Ice cream cones drip in the sunlight.  Children laugh with delight as they ride the carrousel in the Jardin des Tuileries.  Women in breezy sundresses sit lazily at a café mid-afternoon.  Friends share wine, cheese, and a baguette for a pique-nique in the park. Stars only begin to sparkle in the sky after […]
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