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 […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Growing Up

This beautiful Paris love letter encapsulates everything we love about the city—and why we can't wait to start exploring there soon!

Growing up, my birthday tradition differed from that of most American boys. For many of my friends, birthdays meant a chocolate cake and a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese or a laser tag game. For me, it was a tarte aux framboises with DIY birthday candles and a visit to the Paris taxidermy shop, Deyrolle. Paris entered […]

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. An introduction from Lauren, the founder of Devour Tours: 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 […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Rue Paul Bert

Cyril Lignac, one of the top chefs and bakers in Paris, has a trio of divine eateries on Rue Paul Bert.

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 […]

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 […]