The Culinary Melting Pot of Paris

The Culinary Melting Pot of Paris

When one thinks of eating in Paris, it’s mostly French foods that fuel those dreams: baguettes, croissants, cheese, wine, foie gras, crêpes. And while these tried and true favorites should be savored, the truth is that Paris is in many ways at the forefront of a movement that’s changing the culinary landscape of France. These changes, by and large, come from places outside France – so much so that it’s become quite the culinary melting pot.

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June 29, 2015 by
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Walking tours of Paris include daytime and nighttime walks in practically every neighborhood.

Walking Tours of Paris

Part of the joy of visiting Paris is to discover it on your own. Turning down a street that strikes your fancy can result in delightful surprises and wonderful memories. But Paris has so much history and so many stories to tell its visitors that only walking tours of Paris can give you. Here are a few of our favorites from the Viator catalogue.

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June 15, 2015 by
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Visiting Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte from Paris

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

The town of Maincy, home to the Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, is a doable day trip from Paris that will most certainly knock your socks off. It’s arguably among the country’s finest castles, and a 17th-century Baroque masterpiece that is cited as the inspiration behind the Palace of Versailles. The gardens are a work of art in themselves, and worthy of the trip.

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June 8, 2015 by
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Springtime in Paris

Paris in the springtime - so beautiful, they've written songs about it.

Springtime in Paris is pure happiness. Everyone’s emerging from their winter hibernation, venturing back onto the streets and into parks and cafes. You might need to take a jacket and scarf for nighttime or maybe an overcast day, but the sun will be out and the flowers blooming. Here are our top picks for enjoying Paris in the spring.

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June 1, 2015 by
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Can You Really Do A Loire Valley Day Trip From Paris?

Can You Really Do A Loire Valley Day Trip From Paris? YES!

France isn’t that big. You can wake up in Paris and be sitting on the Mediterranean by lunch. And yes, you can also do a Loire Valley day trip from Paris without breaking a sweat. That’s because not only is the Loire Valley not that far from Paris, but the châteaux (castles) are not that far from each other.

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May 18, 2015 by
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Why Père Lachaise Cemetery Is Better With A Guide

Why Père Lachaise Cemetery Is Better With A Guide

Whether you’re looking for an off-beat attraction or just want to pay your respects to one of the artists interred there, the Père Lachaise Cemetery is probably on your must-see list of Paris. But navigating this 110-acre property is not as easy as it may seem; it’s better to walking tour of Père Lachaise if you want to get the most out of your time there – and if you want to do anything else that day.

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May 11, 2015 by
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Is The Paris Pass Worth It?

The are many reasons why getting a Paris Pass for your next trip is a great idea – and a few scenarios for which it isn’t the greatest deal. Let’s see if we can answer the question so many Viator fans ask – is the Paris Pass worth it?

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May 4, 2015 by
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Perfume Workshop in Paris

Weighing perfume

  In the way that some people harbor dreams of being film stars or rock musicians, I always thought it would be cool to be the “nose” behind one of the world’s leading perfumes. As a child, I made rosewater and bottled it in plastic film canisters. When I was a teenager I made my […]

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April 24, 2015 by
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Paris: Dessert Heaven

Paris: Dessert Heaven

Anyone with a pulse is going to be planning meals to eat in Paris right along with museums, hotels and day trips. It’s just the nature of this delicious beast. But more than the delicious baguettes, the creamy pâtés and the succulent meats and veggies, there is something that we all have on our mind – dessert.

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April 13, 2015 by
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Tips for Visiting the Louvre

Just want some photos? Try sunrise or sunset!

The Louvre is arguably the most famous museum on earth – and it’s located in the most visited city on earth. This means that no matter how much visitors want to see the art world’s wonders housed inside, it’s understandable that it seems like just too much hassle.

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April 6, 2015 by
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