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Rachel’s Restaurant and Bakery Opens Shop in Paris’ North Marais

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A California summer salad with quinoa, a New York deli-style pastrami sandwich, smoked Banka trout on a sesame bagel— these are just a few of the homemade lunch items you’ll find at the newly opened Rachel’s restaurant in the North Marais.

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Parisians might recognize the name from Rachel’s Cakes in Montreuil, a bakery and catering business that Ohio native, Rachel Moeller, started with her friends, Maria and Birke. In a 60m2 apartment crammed with two stoves and an extra refrigerator in the bedroom, they began to supply fresh, made-to-order bagels, apple pies, muffins, burger buns, and their legendary cheesecakes to Paris eateries like Le Bal Café, Le Camion Qui Fume, and The Broken Arm.

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Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux

From the outside, it looks like any other Parisian covered market. Wander through its romantic, 19th century pavilions, however, and you’re transported to a hidden jungle within the Gothic heart of Paris. The sounds of traffic and crowds of tourists coming across the Pont des Arts are slowly drowned out by a piercing crescendo of birds calling from their cages: red and neon green parrots, lavender and turquoise parakeets, tangerine canaries, cooing doves, miniature cockatoos, and more.

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Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

Although the bright colors of Provence normally come to mind when thinking of the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, it was actually in Paris and nearby Auvers-sur-Oise that the passionate artist produced most of his work. As this year commemorates the 125th anniversary of his death, to pay homage to the artist, I’ve put together a stroll through the village using his own correspondence as a guide in his work, to highlight the places that so fervently inspired him.

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Candy in Paris

French desserts would make almost anyone’s mouth start to water. Beautifully lined on bakery shelves, they are a heavenly wonder for sweet-tooths. But in addition to pastries, macarons and mousse au chocolat, France is abundant with sweet regional specialties. Here are some of our favorite artisanal candy shops in Paris.

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La Rentrée

In North America, it’s “back to school,” when classrooms fill up and families slip into familiar routines, or start new ones as the youngest step into kindergartens and the oldest fly the nest for college. In France, it’s La Rentrée and each September, almost the entire population faces their regular routines after a long holiday season.

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Huîtres de Cancale

On a clear day, the ghostly meringue swirl of Mont Saint Michel is just barely visible across the bay from Cancale. This plucky little seaside town has been famous for its oysters since the Roman occupation of Gaul, and continues to be a top destination for ostreaphiles the world over.

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Loches

On a hill overlooking the Indre in the heart of the Loire Valley, Loches remains one of the best-preserved medieval cities in France today. With its shadowy, cobblestone streets, sweeping views of the enclosing forest landscape, and lively marketplace and cuisine, Loches has a particular authentic charm difficult to find elsewhere.

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La REcyclerie

Up until recently the only reason people passed through Porte de Clignancourt, on the outskirts of the 18th arrondissement, was the famous Marché aux Puces antique market in St. Ouen. The abandoned train station overlooking the gardens is now home to the neighborhood’s newest addition, La REcyclerie.

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September Events in Paris

Jazz at la Villette, Festival d’Automne, Fete de l’humanite, Sneakerness, Sinkane, Techno Parade, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Park(ing) Day, les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, Duchamp, Les Sept Soirées Ensembles

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