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 […]

How to Spend Your Sundays in Paris and Make Every Moment Count

Get off the beaten path and explore Paris' hidden corners on Sundays.

The French are known for their long Sunday lunches en famille that stretch into the afternoons.  After washing down a multiple course meal of tempting appetizers, hearty mains, cheese platters, and dessert with a bouteille de vin or two, the French toddle home sated—bellies and ears decidedly full. But where does that leave the rest […]

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 […]

5 Places to Eat in Paris on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

L'Alsace restaurants in Paris

From luxurious meals fit for royalty to grabbing a falafel and walking the crowded streets of Le Marais, there are a number of ways to have a pleasing culinary experience in Paris on Christmas and Christmas Eve. We’ve already told you where you can go to experience the best holiday markets the French capital has […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Pigalle

One of our favorite Pigalle restaurants is the local bouillon.

Despite its seedy past as Paris’ red light district, today’s Pigalle—located in the capital’s 9th arrondissement—hardly resembles its 20th, or 19th century self.  Swept up in the winds of gentrification that have engulfed much of northern Paris, the streets of the neighborhood, including the infamous Boulevard de Clichy, are increasingly lined with hip cafes, bars […]