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Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris — A Snapshot In Time

In Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, he captures the spirit and soul of Paris by sharing some of its best venues, from the steps at Sacré-Cœur  at midnight, to Pont Alexandre III in still night rain.  Owen Wilson, playing Gil, an aspiring writer, asks whether Paris is most enchanting at night or during the day, […]
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Rue Cler

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s.  What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops Julia favored and frequented are still in operation today.  The added advantage of Rue […]
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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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Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes

Walking around in Paris, it is not uncommon to see prepared food shops, dispelling most idealized visions of the leisurely, daily 3-course lunch. For my part, these window fronts do little to tempt me inside as the various trays of curries and bean salads don’t exactly excite my taste buds. That was until my coworkers […]
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Boulangerie Malineau

Just from looking in the window of this bakery, it is clear that their selection of sweet treats is out of this world. Located on the busy rue Vieille du Temple, you can be sure to round off a sunny afternoon in the Marais with a delightful pick-me-up. The range of patisserie items is astounding, […]
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Paris Honey

Paris is becoming a new breeding ground of sorts – for honey.  Who says there is a shortage of bees, as in Paris bee populations are growing, and Paris is reputed to be the source of some of the best honey from France.  Bee populations are thriving, at well known places such as Jardin des […]
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