7 Perfect Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Paris

The Picasso museum is a great place to visit on a rainy day in Paris.

Perhaps Paris’ best-kept secret is that it shares London’s infamous drizzly weather.  Cole Porter wasn’t kidding when he referenced “Paris when it drizzles.” But what he missed was the fact that it rains in Paris—not just in winter, but all year round. Most rain in Paris falls in May and June, but rainfall in the […]

How to Spend Your Sundays in Paris and Make Every Moment Count

Get off the beaten path and explore Paris' hidden corners on Sundays.

The French are known for their long Sunday lunches en famille that stretch into the afternoons.  After washing down a multiple course meal of tempting appetizers, hearty mains, cheese platters, and dessert with a bouteille de vin or two, the French toddle home sated—bellies and ears decidedly full. But where does that leave the rest […]

A Guide to Eating Alone in Paris for Solo Travelers

When eating alone in Paris, you can take up more space than you would with others.

For solo travelers, the most daunting aspect of their trip is often eating alone.  For the uninitiated, the simple act of grabbing a bite between blocks of sightseeing can unleash a spiral of anxiety: You need to eat, but what do you do during the eternity between ordering and the arrival of your plate? Is […]

Making New Traditions With Mulled Wine in Paris

It was nearly Christmas, a few months after I had first moved to Paris, and I was dating my first French boyfriend. On a weekend trip to his hometown, we had somehow found ourselves entangled in a group of locals—friends and friends of friends from the area—spending the afternoon hanging around the flower farm where […]

5 Places to Eat in Paris on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

L'Alsace restaurants in Paris

From luxurious meals fit for royalty to grabbing a falafel and walking the crowded streets of Le Marais, there are a number of ways to have a pleasing culinary experience in Paris on Christmas and Christmas Eve. We’ve already told you where you can go to experience the best holiday markets the French capital has […]

Typical French Christmas Foods to Enjoy This Holiday Season

Raclette is a typical French Christmas food at the markets.

Devoid of a feast-focused holiday like Thanksgiving, France pulls out all the stops at Christmastime, with a multi-course meal and more than enough specialties to enjoy in the days leading up to the festivities.  Here is just a touch of what you can expect on the table at Christmastime in Paris and beyond. These French […]