5 Romantic Restaurants in Paris for the Best Date of Your Life

The ornate gold interior of Le Train Bleu, one of the most romantic restaurants in Paris.

Paris is not only known as the City of Light, but also, of course, the City of Love.  Cozy boutique hotel rooms with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Hand-in-hand strolls along the Seine with that special someone. Sneaking kisses in the Luxembourg Gardens. There are countless romantic moments just waiting to be experienced in […]

French Pistou Soup Recipe with Fresh Vegetables

Bowl of French pistou soup

Pistou soup is southern-French summertime in a bowl. With fresh herbs, bright seasonal vegetables, and a pesto-inspired sauce borrowed from the nearby Liguria region in Italy, pistou soup is the essence of what makes French cooking so great. The beauty of this recipe, as with so many other French classics, lies in its versatility. Feel […]

Easy Boeuf Bourguignon: A Classic French Recipe

Dish of boeuf bourguignon with red wine on the side

Boeuf bourguignon represents all the best things about French cooking: making the most of high-quality, local products and masterfully combining them into a memorable meal. Its homeland, the Burgundy region situated between Paris and Lyon, is famous for two things: beef and wine. Boeuf bourguignon (translated as Burgundy beef) is the result of a near-perfect […]

5 Essential Bistros in Paris, from Classic to Modern

One of our favorite kosher restaurants in Paris is Kavod,, serving up the ultimate in homestyle French food.

This blog post was originally posted on April 9, 2019 and was updated on September 29, 2020. 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 […]

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 […]

7 Types of French Cheese You Have to Try in Paris

Valençay cheese

Former French President Charles de Gaulle is famous for having declared that it was impossible to govern a country with 246 kinds of cheese… and these days, France is home to far more than that!  It can seem a bit overwhelming to know where to begin, so to help you get started, here are the […]