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 […]

6 Day Trips from Paris That Are the Perfect Escape

Fontainebleau is one of our favorite day trips from Paris and is home to a magnificent palace.

From world-class museums to first-rate restaurants, Paris has it all. But after a few days strolling around and eating your way through the Paris’s best bakeries, it’s only natural that you’ll feel the urge to venture out and explore beyond the limits of the city. Whether you’re after a breath of fresh air, a cultural […]

The 5 Best Baguettes to Try in Paris Before You Leave

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!

Whether it’s your first visit or the twentieth, there are some things you just can’t leave town without doing, and devouring the best baguettes in Paris is one of them. But did you know that even though an astonishing ten million baguettes are baked every day in Paris, not all of them are worth getting […]