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Wild Mushrooms In Paris

This is the time of year for fresh wild mushrooms in Paris.  The  marchés have mounds of fresh mushrooms for sale.  The best ones are girolles (what Americans call chantrelles) and cepes — big, meaty mushrooms the size of baseballs.  As Paris gets back to its rhythm, going to the marches may itself be an […]
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Beaujolais Festival In Paris

On November 19, Parisians and the world celebrate the arrival of 2015′s Beaujolais by uncorking the season’s fresh and juicy crop. Restaurants, cafes, bars and brasseries all share in the celebration.  All the more reason to pop some fruity wine, given the recent horrible events — it is, in essence, an act of la resistance and a reaffirmation […]
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Salon du Chocolate — Paris

From October 28 to November  1, this premier chocolate festival at Port de Versailles should not be missed by anyone who loves chocolate.   Celebrating its 21st year, all of the prestigious chocolatiers will be at this event, and a kids workshop and exhibition is held everyday from 11 am-7 pm. Special events include from the finest chocolatiers […]
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Paris in the Fall

A new rhythm begins in Paris with la rentree, when Parisians return from their vacances, and shops re-open all spruced up after a month off.  Yes, France remains a stalwart in the European economy despite the 25 or so days of vacation that Parisians take in a year, with a good chunk of it in […]
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Open Air Cinema — Paris Parc de la Villete

This annual event takes place in Parc de la Villette where moviegoers can enjoy the big screen while sitting under the stars.  From July 23 to August 23, movies run Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at nightfall.  Celebrating its 25th year, it is featuring some top notch films including Stanley Kubrik’s the Shining (August 22), Martin Scorsese’s Sutter Island […]
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