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

Nomade is one of my favorite cafes on Rue Paul Bert in Paris.

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 […]

A Love Letter to Paris: the Everyday Luxury of Pastry

Pastry in Paris is more than just a food. It's a way of life.

In food-loving Paris, it’s a playground for pastry. I may have come to Paris twelve years ago as a dedicated student of linguistics and French literature but I quickly learned I’d need to learn another language entirely to fully immerse myself in the culture—the language of pastry.  And it was by focusing my attention on […]

The 6 Best Bars in Paris for Any Night of the Week

The Animaux group boasts some of the best bars in Paris.

The Paris cocktail scene has come into its own in recent years, and many of the city’s best bars are now considered some of the best in the world. Although not traditionally a part of French culture, with so many young Parisians swapping their after-work red wine for a craft cocktail, a trip to Paris […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Montmartre

Au Pied de Fouet is one of the best bistros in Paris for classics like duck confit at a reasonable price.

Few neighborhoods in Paris offer better views or more charming corners than Montmartre. Once a bucolic hilltop hamlet in its own right, Montmartre soon became a place of refuge for artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali. Nowadays, the Bohemian neighborhood is one of the most-visited areas in Paris and home to some of […]

The 7 Local Foods You Have to Try in Paris

One of the most comforting options on this list of famous food in Paris: French onion soup.

You could climb up the Eiffel Tower, stroll down the Champs-Elysées and spend the entire day getting lost among paintings in the Louvre, but if you don’t eat out in Paris, you’ll have missed out entirely. Food is an integral part of French culture. So much so, in fact, that UNESCO declared the French way […]