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Restaurant Reviews

Refettorio Paris: Feeding the Needy With Fine Dining

If you want to get into Refettorio Paris, an exclusive restaurant in the crypt of the Madeleine church, your best bet is by signing up to do the dishes. While the star-studded list of guest chefs—including acclaimed restaurateurs Alain Ducasse, Anne Sophie Pic, and Tatiana Levha—makes Refettorio sound like the pop-up event of the century, this dining experience is not intended for foodies
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Parisian Living

How to Have a Natural Birth in Paris

Your inner universe shifts forever when you find out you’re pregnant. It is a powerful event, a spiritual quickening. So enjoy it, bathe in that avalanche of novel feelings. And resist letting your reveries be ruined by thoughts of administrative procedures, dossiers, and hospitals. Everything will work itself out in good time, even if you live in Paris, and even if you want a natural birth. ...read more
Restaurant Reviews

The Best Restaurants on Paris’ Rue du Cherche-Midi

Connoisseurs have known the rue du Cherche-Midi for the country bread and butter cookies baked in wood-burning ovens at Poilâne bakery since the 1930s and Le Cherche-Midi, one of the city’s best Italian restaurants since 1978. Tried and true, those two addresses were the best food Cherche-Midi had to offer. About three years ago, something changed and the street became a foodie destination....read more
Parisian Living

5 Cozy French Podcasts to Listen to This Winter

It’s been a while since the sun has shined on the streets of the City of Light. When it gets this cold, Parisians master the art of staying in and cozying up with a good book or podcast. From drama to true crime and pop culture, here are a few brand new French podcasts to binge on with a cup of chocolat chaud this season....read more
Parisian Living

Paris with Kids: The Best of Kid Friendly in Paris

When Paris' mayor made the city's public transportation services free for children under the age of 11, she took a step towards reducing air pollution in Paris. This also made the city a more welcoming place for families. While urban environments are not often considered kid friendly, Paris has come a long way in terms of becoming friendly for kids and families....read more

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Paris Cats Part 4: Finding a Pet Sitter in Paris

The hardest part of cat care in Paris, in my opinion, is finding a sitter while you’re on vacation. Our Paris neighbors are aloof and sophisticated, unlikely candidates for dealing with poop. The first time we went on vacation in France, Sam asked the vet about sitters, and he recommended several cat hotels. ...read more
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February Events in Paris: Chinese New Year, Agriculture Salon, Valentine’s Day & More

February is a month full of festivals and special events that annually delight Parisians. While the holidays may be over, the fun doesn’t need to come to an end—so say no to winter blues, put on a warm coat, and take advantage of what Paris has to offer this February. ...read more
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Where to Eat Around Notre Dame in Paris

Paris has hundreds of fabulous restaurants. Nevertheless, it can be hard to find a good venue among the dining options around Notre Dame, the most visited site in all of Paris. However, if you avoid the mediocre establishments lining the Latin Quarter and drift a little further afield, there are some hidden gems. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of these best restaurants near Notre Dame ......read more

Food & Drink

Gluten-Free Paris Part 1: Paris’ Best Gluten-Free Bakeries

Paris has seen a boom in gluten-free dining options over the past few years. With so many gluten-free options, it can be hard to know where to start. In order to help you find the best of gluten-free in Paris, we've put together a series of posts that round up the best GF addresses in the city....read more

Our Top Coffee Spots in Paris’ Saint Germain Neighborhood

The St. Germain district is synonymous with cafés. While its reputation was built on legendary Parisian cafés like Les Deux Magots and Le Café de Flore, these days there’s a whole new variety of cafés percolating throughout the neighborhood. Here’s where you can get the best coffee on the Left Bank....read more

Classic French Cuisine on a Budget: Bouillon Julien Paris

Many have lamented traditional brasseries’ and bistrots’ decline into mediocrity. The pendulum may have swung back a little, and not a moment too soon for those nostalgic for affordable French comfort classics. The public’s insatiable appetite for a quality bargain has meant that les bouillons are experiencing a revival. Newcomer Bouillon Julien entered the field this past summer....read more

A Design-Forward Paris Coffee Shop: Residence Kann

On a recent stroll through the Canal St. Martin, I stumbled upon the new coffee and concept shop Residence Kann. The cute, modern space, tucked off the canal on rue des Vinaigriers, boasts comfortable furniture, highly curated tableware, and a cozy backroom perfect for meetings or a quiet moment....read more

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