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Artisanal Boulangerie & Brunch in Paris: Benoit Castel

Benoit Castel’s boulangerie in the 20th arrondissement may not be in the center of Parisian action, but it’s well worth the trek. And not just for the unlimited weekend brunch. Brooklyn ambiance and not a tourist in sight. During the week, the boulangerie doubles as an informal office for laptop-equipped locals, who drop by for coffee and viennoiseries.
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Restaurant Reviews

Treize au Jardin: American Comfort Food in Paris

Treize au Jardin is both restaurant and tea salon, an inviting and whimsical space perfect for lunch, brunch, apéro or un petit café and decadent dessert en terrace. Treize is now open until 9pm seven days a week, making it an original place for an after-work drink. Brunch is served on both Saturdays and Sundays, and is best enjoyed with a tea pot of gin and tonic. They even have a resident ...read more
Arts

African Dance in Paris: The Best Studios in the City of Light

From traditional African drum and dance to the urban street grooves of Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo and Jamaica, Paris’ dance scene is popping with African-inspired polyrhythms. I zero in on three studios offering an array of lively classes fit for amateur and seasoned dancers alike....read more
Parisian Living

What to do in Paris in November: Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, Renoir, Pitchfork Festival & More

November in Paris offers plenty of opportunities to embrace autumn. Capture the changing leaves and city scenes by camera with a guided photography workshop and city stroll that lets you to see Paris through a new lens (November 4)....read more
Parisian Living

Biking in France: Friendly Changes for Cyclists & Bike Commuters

France has set an ambitious goal: Increase the level of bike commuters threefold in the next six years. Today, only 3% of the French use a bike as their daily means of transportation, but the French government is hoping to increase that number through various efforts to create bike-friendly infrastructures and incentives. ...read more

Parisian Living

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Beaupassage: A Paris Gastronomic and Wellness Haven

Paris is famous for its covered passages and galeries, shopping arcades that date back to the 19th century. Today, these architectural gems typically house shops, restaurants, and cafes. But now there’s a new passage in town, by the name of Beaupassage....read more
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Having a French Name Doesn’t Make You French

When we got the idea to move to France, I thought my problems were over. Yvonne is a French name! People had been asking me if I was French for as long as I could remember, so I pictured myself enfolded into French society, welcomed as a long-lost daughter, among my own people at last. Then I got to France, and that didn’t happen....read more
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Les Batignolles: A Hidden, Hip, and Authentic Paris Neighborhood

Over the past few years, les Batignolles has been gradually getting hipper and hipper thanks to a steady stream of contemporary restaurants, cool cafés, and creative concept stores. The area is one of the best places to get a taste of authentic Paris. Sample it by seeking out these new additions to the district....read more

Food & Drink

French Restaurant Alternatives in Montmartre

While Montmartre's numerous bistros serving traditional French fare often leave much to be desired, there are a number of small restaurants serving excellent international cuisine. If you’re looking for something delicious and different, don’t hesitate to try one of these addresses....read more

American Comfort Food in Paris: Gumbo Yaya

When the occasional homesickness hits, American comfort food is often my remedy of choice. And no one does soul food quite like pint-sized Gumbo Yaya....read more

Where to Lunch Near the Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum is a must for most visitors to Paris, however, as with many heavily touristed sites around the world, the dining options right nearby can be rather bleak. Luckily a mere few blocks away you can have a delicious meal at the following restaurants....read more

Passerini Restaurant in Paris: Italian Classics Revisited

Italian chefs have made an increasingly bold mark on Paris’ food scene over the past several years. Among the most successful in this arena? Giovanni Passerini, named Best Chef by Le Fooding in 2017....read more

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