Paris Then & Now: The Bouillons of Paris

One of the more modern bouillons in Paris is Bouillon Pigalle.

There are many cool restaurants in Paris with seasonal menus, understated decor and hushed dining rooms. A bouillon is not that kind of place. Instead, a bouillon is an eatery that harkens back to another era of Parisian dining—when the menu never changed, the service was snappy and the dining room was big, loud and […]

Behind the Bite: Croque Monsieur

The croque monsieur sandwich is a simple favorite throughout Paris.

Think of France’s croque monsieur as the lovechild of a grilled cheese and a ham and cheese sandwich. Ham and gruyere are sandwiched between two slices of white bread, topped with béchamel sauce, and broiled. Served with a green salad, it’s a common, quick-and-easy Sunday supper for many French families. Photo Credit: Kayhadrin, Text Overlay: […]

The Complete Guide to Craft Beer in Paris

Craft beer in Paris is well worth seeking out.

Sure, France is famous for its wine. But now, craft beer is the trendiest drink in Paris, and there are some great bars where you can enjoy a huge range of beers both on tap and from the bottle. Even better, French brewers are getting into the act. Paris-based breweries like BAPBAP,  Paname, Grand Paris […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Growing Up

This beautiful Paris love letter encapsulates everything we love about the city—and why we can't wait to start exploring there soon!

Growing up, my birthday tradition differed from that of most American boys. For many of my friends, birthdays meant a chocolate cake and a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese or a laser tag game. For me, it was a tarte aux framboises with DIY birthday candles and a visit to the Paris taxidermy shop, Deyrolle. Paris entered […]

A Love Letter to Paris

In her beautifully written love letter to Paris, Jess shows us how her feelings about the French capital went from ambivalent to enamored (hint: it involved a lot of French food).

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. On my first visit to Paris, I was enthralled with the architecture, the food culture, the Parisians themselves… I fell head over heels and wanted to learn more. And it was through this desperate craving for contact with […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Rue Paul Bert

Cyril Lignac, one of the top chefs and bakers in Paris, has a trio of divine eateries on Rue Paul Bert.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. It was a grey mid-December day, but it still seemed like I could see all of Paris. There I stood, nose to floor-to-ceiling window of a sixth floor, one-bedroom on rue Paul Bert in the 11th arrondissement, contemplating […]

5 Essential Bistros in Paris, from Classic to Modern

Rue Paul Bert in Paris is home to a small but respectable selection of bistros serving classic French dishes.

No visit to Paris is complete without dining in an authentic bistro. Just ask the Parisians who want to see these bistros awarded with UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status! And we’ve got to agree: with traditional dishes, a convivial atmosphere and often affordable prices, they are a great way to sample French food and culture. […]

7 Street Food Bites in Paris and Where You Have to Try Them

Crepes are one of the most popular and emblematic Paris street foods.

In Paris, life has long revolved around cafe culture. Lunchtime in Paris evokes the idea of relaxing with a three course meal and a glass of wine on a sunny terrace, not a sandwich quickly gulped down between meetings. But indeed as Paris has changed, with a new entrepreneurial environment drawing international crowds, waves of […]

Unusual Paris: 7 Things You Won’t Find in Any Guidebook

Le Louxor is one of our favorite unusual things to do in Paris. A vintage cinema AND a rooftop bar? Count us in!

Discover unusual things to do in Paris with our selection of the city’s best unique places! If you feel like stepping off the beaten track and exploring beyond the galleries of the Louvre and the picturesque streets of Montmartre, you’ll find that the French capital offers plenty of extraordinary, non-touristy attractions to experience. Whether you […]