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Le Quartier d’Aligre: A Foodie Haven Near Bustling Bastille

The Quartier d'Aligre is one of my favorite pockets of Paris, and one I am lucky enough to call home. Located just southeast of Bastille, the area has a little bit of everything. Here are some of my favorite addresses.
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Abattoir Végétal: Daytime Dining, the Vegan-Friendly Way

There's a new daytime dining address in the 18th and it's making a killing on its wholesome plant-based dishes. Abattoir Végétal (literally “Vegetable Slaughterhouse”) is a vegetarian breakfast and lunch spot on the “other side” of Montmartre.
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January Events in Paris: Paris Cocktail Week, Paul Taylor Stand-Up & More

Soldes, Paris Fashion Week, Paul Taylor Stand-up, David Bowie Tribute Concert, Maison et Objet, Paris Cocktail Week, Autour du Piano at the Musée Jacquemart-André.
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Mamma Primi: The Newest Italian Trattoria from Hyped Big Mamma Group

When searching for authentic Italian cuisine, you know you have chosen well when the chefs and wait staff can be heard passionately chattering away in Italian on the terrace during their quick break between rushes. It is understandable that
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City vs. Country: From Paris to La Loire Valley, Pt I

It had only been a few months since I moved to the French countryside, but my city life already seemed like a distant memory. In exchange for a Parisian apartment, I now have a house in the Loire Valley, complete with dwarf goat, giant,
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Paris’ Best Butchers and Top-Notch Meat

Shopping for meat in Paris is a great way to discover French specialities and find inspiration for new recipes. French cuisine favors using the whole animal and encourages preparing the meat for main dishes, and here are some of our favorite
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Exploring the Bois de Boulogne, an Oasis of Green on Paris’ West Side

The good King Dagobert would hunt bear and wild boar through the forest that is now the 2000-acre Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris. That was over 1000 years ago, but the woods are still alive with adventure and excitement, thanks to

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Exploring the Hidden Gems of Paris’ Chic 16th Arrondissement

This area, centered around the charming village of Passy where genteel manor homes used to fill the bucolic countryside, is now the 16th arrondissement and is made for leisurely strolls full of excellent museums, remarkable food, and views with
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Erica’s Escapades

Erica’s daily discoveries, wanderings and original tips and insights into Paris, France and Italy. The goal: to help you experience a more authentic and individual travel experience. I am pleased to share these findings, and my escapades