Cheese. Bread. Pastries. With all the amazing things to eat in Paris, it’s a wonder anyone has time to visit the museums! If your itinerary for Paris looks more like a grocery list than a guide book, then you’ll want to check out our tips for food lovers who are ready to fall in love with the City of Light.
Category: Eating & Restaurants
September 10, 2012
It’s a city for indulging the senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch. Paris just makes you feel alive. French food in particular is renowned for waking up the tastebuds but can you do it without breaking the bank? Yes, it is possible to eat well in Paris on not much money. Here are a few ideas:
July 25, 2012
First, have the right attitude. Paris is a city that likes to be watched. Parisians dress well and promenade past the cafes where the rest of the city sits for hours just watching people go by. In Paris you are expected to linger over one cup of coffee for up to an hour or so, just looking, reading, writing in your notebook so don’t ever feel rushed. Next you’ll want to find the café that is right for you. Each neighborhood has a slightly different flavor:
June 19, 2012
Paris is a city that hardly needs an introduction. It is the most-visited city on Earth, and its attractions are known even to those who have never left their homes. For millennia it has been a destination, an icon, and one of the most influential capitals of the world. Its mark on culture, cuisine, art, architecture and fashions has helped people everywhere live just a little bit more fabulous. From where to stay to what to see off the normal tourist track to how to find the best baguette: here is your Insider’s Guide.
April 4, 2012
Paris is a city of the senses – sight and taste predominate. In terms of sounds, it can be filled with music or just the rush of traffic; smells can go from sublime to awful depending whether you’re standing in the food court of Galeries Lafayette or next to a busy road, and touch.. But predominantly, Paris fills the eyes and tempts the taste buds. One of the things the French are famous for are their sweet treats – pastries, cakes, and desserts – and of these, one of their most famous gifts to the world is the macaroon…
March 1, 2012
You’ll discover a delicious emal at the Maison Dalloyau house of gastronomy. France is as much about food as it is about art and when you combine the two you get the gorgeous edibles produced by Maison Dalloyau. From their famous colorful macaroons and the beautiful and delicious cakes, to that Frenchest of things, foie gras and a fricassee de champignons, these people know how to make something special with food.
February 6, 2012
A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without spending some time sampling the famous breads and pastries. The Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie : French Bakery Tour in Paris shows you how your favorite French baked goods are made AND you get to take some with you! This month, one lucky winner will win tickets for this delicious food tour–read on to find out how to enter!
January 4, 2012
Finally a dream has come true – Paris now has a bar for sleeping. That might sound lame – and many people have scoffed – but I think it’s genius.
December 7, 2011
Where better to sample festive specialty foods than Paris? Go on a seasonal culinary adventure through the capital of gourmet food on the Small-Group Gourmet Christmas Tour of Paris. Enjoy samples, shop for gifts and more on this intimate small-group tour!
December 5, 2011
Winter is closing in on Paris so it’s time to find places to get warm. For an authentic Parisian experience off the tourist beat and very relaxing, head to the Paris Mosque. This place is an oasis. There’s a lovely café with mint tea and cushioned sofas to relax on. In summer, there’s a little garden to sit in under the shady fig trees. If you can get past the pastries at the café counter, you’ll find the door to the hammam.