Paris Then & Now: Museums in Old Buildings

The Musée de Cluny, one of our favorite Paris museums in old buildings.

Probably the best known re-use of an old building in Paris is the Musée d’Orsay, located in the former train station.  Its great curved glass vault pours light down into the art gallery—and it gets more than 3 million visitors a year. But Paris has other creatively situated museums, too. For instance, one that’s fascinating—but […]

Hidden Paris: La Fontaine de Belleville

A table setting at la Fontaine de Belleville

In the capital of café culture, good coffee is surprisingly hard to find. But La Fontaine de Belleville stands out thanks to its roaster ties. When you think of best Parisian cafes, what do you picture?  Perhaps a corner spot with small round tables and wicker chairs facing the street. Or maybe friends chatting over […]

5 Romantic Restaurants in Paris for the Best Date of Your Life

The ornate gold interior of Le Train Bleu, one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris.

Paris is not only known as the City of Light, but also, of course, the City of Love.  With many visitors heading here for a romantic weekend for two, we’ve round up our choices for the most romantic restaurants in Paris for an unforgettable date night.  Photo Credit: Le Restaurant at L’Hotel, Text Overlay: Devour […]

5 Culturally Curious Facts About French Baguettes

Not sure how to identify a good baguette? The best baguettes in Paris are artisanal, homemade, and don't come from a factory. These perfectly golden loaves look authentic to us!

This article first appeared on the Everyday Food Blog. Name the most iconic foods of France, and you’ll definitely mention the baguette. It’s one of the most instantly recognizable foods around the world, and one of the best parts of any trip to Paris. They’re also so dangerously tasty that common advice is to buy […]

The Best Dinner in Paris Is Waiting for You at These 6 Restaurants

Treat yourself at Michelin-starred Epicure, one of the fanciest places for dinner in Paris.

One thing we take very seriously here in France is good food—it’s practically written into the Declaration of Human Rights! Sometimes, though, you want a bit more. You don’t just want good food; you want a really great dinner. Whether you’re sharing a romantic meal with your special someone, celebrating a graduation or a business […]

The 6 Best Markets in Paris That Are Open on Sundays

One of our favorite Paris Sunday markets is the organic market at Marché Raspail!

Used to sleeping in on Sundays? Think again—here in Paris, we wake up early every Sunday to hit the market. While many shops have traditionally been closed on Sundays here in the French capital, that’s starting to change. And the tail end of the weekend has been market day for as long as we can […]

Behind the Bite: Madeleine

Chocolate madeleines from La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. The beautifully ornate pâtisserie lined up in Paris’ pastry shops will definitely catch your eye. But it’s none other than the humble madeleine which has become one of France’s favorite sweet treats.  The simple […]

What to Drink in Paris & When to Blend in with the Locals

Pastis is a popular choice for what to drink in Paris.

From pinot noir to pastis, there’s no shortage of drinks you should try in Paris—you just need to know what the locals are actually ordering! Francophile celebrity Dita Von Teese likes absinthe so much she even cooks her casserole with it. Yet before you have visions of Van Gogh hallucinating wildly and slicing off his […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Montmartre

This love letter to Montmartre is full of ideas for local experiences (a picnic at the Sacre-Coeur, anyone?).

I first fell in love with Montmartre on the big screen, thanks to its starring role in Amélie. And like my heroine’s own connection to her neighborhood, it’s the first place I started to feel at home in Paris. When I visited a shared apartment in Montmartre which came with all the basics as well […]