Category Archives: Quoi de Neuf

Village Saint Paul Brocante — Le Marais

This coming March 14 and 15, a chic brocante will be in the Village St. Paul area of Le Marais, in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris.  In the Jewish Quartier of Paris, Village St. Paul is a well known hunting ground for fine antiques, arts and food.   One of my favorite antique shops in all of […]
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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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Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

Just when you think New Year festivities are at an end, La Fête des Rois starts on the Epiphany holiday, which falls on the first Sunday in January.  This is a great holiday, where bakeries in France and throughout Paris make a round almond pastry cake that families buy to share, and celebrate a holiday where […]
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Paris Winter Sale (Soldes)

Paris only has two sanctioned sales during the year — in January just after the Christmas break and in July just before the August holiday.  This year’s winter shopping sale season begins on January 7 and ends on Valentine’s Day.  Unlike sales in the U.S., stores are open mostly during normal hours, except have extended days open on a […]
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January and February in Paris

Although New Year festivities are over, there are plenty of things to do and see in Paris this January and February before the winter season ends.  Our favorite places to visit and things to do after the New Year this winter season in Paris include the following: Share on Facebook
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