8 Restaurants in Paris That Are Almost Always Open

Mussels and vegetables at a contemporary French restaurant

Opening hours in Paris can be something of a lottery. We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots so you can always win the restaurant jackpot. France is renowned for short working hours and a good work-life balance, and the capital is no different. In Paris, most small, owner-operated restaurants are closed two days […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Rules You Should Be Following in Paris to Eat like a Local

Our final tip for eating like a local in Paris: savor every moment around the table in good company!

In a culture that revolves around food, the French have not only perfected the art of cooking, but the art of dining as well.  And in a country also deeply in love with rules, naturally these two elements of French culture—dining and rules—make perfect bedfellows.  Whether you’re coming to France for the first time or […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Batignolles

Not only is Wepler one of the can't-miss Batignolles restaurants, but they serve up some of Paris' best oysters, too.

Discover Paris’ exciting new culinary scene at these forward-thinking Batignolles restaurants. Once an offbeat residential area, Batignolles has become a trendy Bobo (bourgeois meets bohemian) neighborhood over the past few years. This quartier is the perfect place for eclectic dining in bistros and restaurants frequented by food-loving locals. We’ve put together a guide of our […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Belleville

Some of the best Belleville restaurants reflect the growing ethnic diversity in the area, such as Raviolis Nord-Est, which serves up tasty Chinese dumplings.

A distinctive neighborhood in the northeast corner of Paris, Belleville is a perfect, non-touristy destination for foodies. Until 1860, Belleville was actually an independent, working-class village, home to farmers and winemakers. Today, following waves of immigration in the 20th century, the hilltop district has become one of Paris’ most artistically vibrant and ethnically diverse areas. […]