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Pâtisserie Viennoise

Down a hidden side street just off the main tourist area around St. Michel is a tiny, unremarkable shop front that is simply labeled Pâtisserie Viennoise (Viennese Pâtisserie). All that can be seen in the small window is row upon row of satisfying home-baked goods –upon entering, you are faced with even more. Inside, the […]
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Café Universel

Tucked down Rue Saint Jacques in the 5th is a place where American license plates line the walls, where various languages are spoken, and where some of the city’s top jazz musicians come to perform. This place is filled with a diverse group of artists, international travelers, and a jovial and devoted group of “regulars” […]
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Le Café Chinois

Tea is often thought of as a particularly English obsession and, indeed, every day the people of England – myself included – down buckets of the stuff, with or without milk, sugar, and biscuits. As a big fan of what the Victorians called “the gentle herb,” I am frequently asked to recommend places in England […]
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La Ferme

If the expression “You are what you eat” was to be taken literally then I would currently resemble a giant French pastry. For this reason I was eager to try an organic eatery that my co-worker told me about called La Ferme. La Ferme,“The Farm”, really lives up to its name Share on Facebook
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Breizh Café

Quick! First words that come to mind when someone says name traditional French food…….. I bet many people thought of cheese, baguettes, escargots, AND crêpes.  Yes, these “flat pancakes” can be found at most cafés and scattered stands around the city. But there is a new wave of crêpes sweeping Le Marais. Breizh Café: la […]
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Le Fumoir

So you decide to take a trip to the Louvre Museum for the day.  You go, you see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Apollo Belvedere, Bathsheba at her Bath, and all the other worldly fortunes, but by the end of the day you are more than ready to relax.  I bet most visitors exit […]
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