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  • Left: a table at the Café de Flore with a basket of bread on the left, a croque monsieur sandwich on the right, and a tea kettle with two tea cups. There is a bowl of French onion soup on the table behind the tea cups. Right: a cobblestone square with buildings in the background. There is a fence with framed art work on it and a red bike.

    How to Spend Sunday in Paris’s Saint-Germain-des-Prés

    Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Left Bank epicenter of artistic life, is decidedly more bourgeois than bohemian today, but it’s tough to beat its quintessential cobblestoned streets, hidden corners, and see-and-be-seen cafés. While you could spend an entire Sunday just weaving its narrow streets, here are some of the addresses we recommend checking out.

  • Sundays in Paris: What to do on a Sunday in Montmartre

    Montmartre locals are typically die-hard fans of their touristy-cum-quaint quartier. And we can’t disagree. Here are the 18ème addresses we love.

  • Sundays in Paris: What to do on a Sunday in the Marais

    The Marais stays open on Sunday. Not every shop or eatery, but enough that the neighborhood feels alive on those typically quiet dimanches.

  • A man at a table and a woman walking passed the doorway in a beautiful Parisian apartment with parquet floors and a marble fireplace.

    Living vs. Making a Life: An American in Paris

    At the time, the choice was an easy one, and my 13-year-old thought process simple: “Latin’s dead; I don’t like the way German sounds; all the boys are taking Spanish; if you take French you can go to Paris in high school.” I didn’t realize it at the time, but choosing that language, and that first trip to Paris as a teenager, would shift the course of my personal and professional life indelibly.

  • The red facade of Gumbo Yaya restaurant in Paris (left). The best American comfort food restaurant in Paris, for macaroni cheese to fried chicken and waffles (right).

    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.

  • Passerini, one of the best Italian restaurants in Paris, is one of our favorites for the friendly service and great Italian classic food revisited.

    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.

  • Wen Zhou is the best restaurant in Belleville for steamed pork buns and dumplings.

    Wen Zhou: Pork Buns and Dumplings in Paris’ Belleville

    Knowing where to eat in Chinatown isn’t an easy feat. Rows of unassuming and almost-identical storefronts line bustling blocks, and rue de Belleville in the 20th is no exception. But 24 rue de Belleville is home to something special.

  • Vintage finds like an old telephone (left) and old hotel reception bell (right) at Les Fleurs home decoration store in Paris.

    Les Fleurs: Eclectic Handcrafted Artisanal Gifts in Paris

    An eclectic gifting go-to carrying wares from (almost) exclusively small producers? This place does exist and it’s hiding steps from the bustling rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris’ 11ème arrondissement.

  • Digital Paris museum the Ateliers des Lumieres opened with a light and sound show of Gustav Klimt's work.

    A Digital Art Gallery in Paris: Atelier des Lumières

    There’s been a refreshing energy in Paris over the past several years. It feels as if the historically rich city is finally comfortable in its modern skin. The proof can be found at Atelier des Lumières, the latest addition to the Paris museum scene.

  • The most exclusive place to shop in Paris is at the Secret Store in the 8th district.

    Society Room: Art de Vivre and Shopping in Paris’ 8ème

    What if you stepped into one of those swoon-worthy Parisian pied-à-terres, only to find everything was available for purchase? This is the idea behind Society Room, a fully furnished – and fully shoppable – townhouse in the 8ème.

  • Black bread at Paris bakeries is trending, including black baguette.

    Black Bread Hits the Paris Boulangerie Scene

    Black has long been synonymous with chic sophistication- much like Paris. The color has been celebrated by Saint Laurent and Chanel, Renoir and O’Keefe. Today the shade is making its way to a métier perhaps as beloved in France as fashion and art: bread-making.

  • One of the best bistros for French food in Paris, is Dilia for its meat and vegetable dishes (left) and dessert with coffee (right).

    Dilia: Delectable Dining in Paris’ 20ème

    Dilia is one of those unassuming restaurants that you can return to again and again. Nestled on a small corner of rue d’Eupatoria, the neobistrot took over the former Simone Tondo-run Roseval space in 2015 and is hopefully there to stay.

  • A new contemporary art gallery in Paris by Galeries Lafayette.

    Lafayette Anticipations: Contemporary Art in Paris’ Marais Neighborhood

    There’s a new addition to Paris’ contemporary art scene and it boasts a very fitting name: Lafayette Anticipations.

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