What We Would Eat in Paris If We Had Only One Day

Step 1 of figuring out what to eat in Paris: you can never go wrong with pastries.

Wondering what to eat in Paris? With a plethora of choices, it can be overwhelming.  However, France’s reputation for gastronomic excellence makes dining out a true delight. Mapping out what to eat in Paris will take you to some of the best neighborhoods in the city. From traditional French fare to North African-inspired cuisine, Paris […]

The 8 Best Restaurants in Paris That No Trip Would Be Complete Without

Modern French-Basque cuisine at Joia, one of the best restaurants in Paris.

With literally thousands of restaurants to choose from, Paris offers endless dining possibilities, so finding that perfect place for a meal can be an overwhelming task.  Whether you are looking for an outstanding Michelin-star experience or just a casual crêperie for a quick bite, here are some of the best restaurants in Paris that should […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Canal Saint-Martin

Liangpi noodles from Shaanxi province, China

The area around the Canal Saint-Martin is eclectic, hip and cosmopolitan. It’s not the kind of place you’re going to find ultra-traditional French food, but you’ll find some fantastic Chinese, Thai, African and fusion cuisine—plus some seriously good beer and coffee. As a bonus, many of our favorite Canal Saint-Martin restaurants let you dine right […]

Hidden Paris: Arnaud Nicolas

The Arnaud Nicolas restaurant and shop in Paris

It doesn’t take many trips to Paris to realize that France is a meat-lover’s dream.  But if you’re looking for something more adventurous than just steak frites, then one of the most famous French foods to try is foie gras, and arguably nobody does it better than Arnaud Nicolas.  A Meilleur Ouvrier de France and […]

Hidden Paris: La Fontaine de Belleville

A table setting at la Fontaine de Belleville

In the capital of café culture, good coffee is surprisingly hard to find. But La Fontaine de Belleville stands out thanks to its roaster ties. When you think of best Parisian cafes, what do you picture?  Perhaps a corner spot with small round tables and wicker chairs facing the street. Or maybe friends chatting over […]

5 Culturally Curious Facts About French Baguettes

Not sure how to identify a good baguette? The best baguettes in Paris are artisanal, homemade, and don't come from a factory. These perfectly golden loaves look authentic to us!

This article first appeared on the Everyday Food Blog. Name the most iconic foods of France, and you’ll definitely mention the baguette. It’s one of the most instantly recognizable foods around the world, and one of the best parts of any trip to Paris. They’re also so dangerously tasty that common advice is to buy […]

The Best Dinner in Paris Is Waiting for You at These 6 Restaurants

Treat yourself at Michelin-starred Epicure, one of the fanciest places for dinner in Paris.

One thing we take very seriously here in France is good food—it’s practically written into the Declaration of Human Rights! Sometimes, though, you want a bit more. You don’t just want good food; you want a really great dinner. Whether you’re sharing a romantic meal with your special someone, celebrating a graduation or a business […]

17 Must-Visit Wineries Near Paris and How to Get to Them

Some of the most beautiful Paris wineries are in the Champagne region.

Paris used to be surrounded by vineyards and market gardens, but almost all of them were swallowed up by the huge growth of the city in the 19th century.  That means that today, if you want to see the great vintages, you’ll need to head out of town. But while a guided trip is always […]

The 6 Best Markets in Paris That Are Open on Sundays

One of our favorite Paris Sunday markets is the organic market at Marché Raspail!

Used to sleeping in on Sundays? Think again—here in Paris, we wake up early every Sunday to hit the market. While many shops have traditionally been closed on Sundays here in the French capital, that’s starting to change. And the tail end of the weekend has been market day for as long as we can […]

Behind the Bite: Madeleine

Chocolate madeleines from La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. The beautifully ornate pâtisserie lined up in Paris’ pastry shops will definitely catch your eye. But it’s none other than the humble madeleine which has become one of France’s favorite sweet treats.  The simple […]

What to Drink in Paris & When to Blend in with the Locals

Pastis is a popular choice for what to drink in Paris.

From pinot noir to pastis, there’s no shortage of drinks you should try in Paris—you just need to know what the locals are actually ordering! Francophile celebrity Dita Von Teese likes absinthe so much she even cooks her casserole with it. Yet before you have visions of Van Gogh hallucinating wildly and slicing off his […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Montmartre

This love letter to Montmartre is full of ideas for local experiences (a picnic at the Sacre-Coeur, anyone?).

I first fell in love with Montmartre on the big screen, thanks to its starring role in Amélie. And like my heroine’s own connection to her neighborhood, it’s the first place I started to feel at home in Paris. When I visited a shared apartment in Montmartre which came with all the basics as well […]

5 Rules You Should Be Following in Paris to Eat like a Local

Our final tip for eating like a local in Paris: savor every moment around the table in good company!

In a culture that revolves around food, the French have not only perfected the art of cooking, but the art of dining as well.  And in a country also deeply in love with rules, naturally these two elements of French culture—dining and rules—make perfect bedfellows.  Whether you’re coming to France for the first time or […]

10 Ways to Know You’re Completely Obsessed with Paris

La Cave de Belleville is one of the best Belleville restaurants for wine (and cheese) lovers.

As the saying goes, “though you may leave Paris, Paris never really leaves you.” After seeing “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” more times than you’d like to admit, and dreaming of buttery croissants, cheese and wine, you’ve finally made it to Paris. It’s got your heart and you keep coming back.  But each time you […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Oberkampf

Astier is one of our favorite Oberkampf restaurants for a classic Parisian bistrot experience.

The Oberkampf neighborhood seamlessly blends the best of classic and contemporary French cuisines. This hip quartier takes its rather un-French name after German-born Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, the royal manufacturer of Louis XVI and the inventor of the toile de Jouy fabric. Once a humble working-class district, Oberkampf is now one of the liveliest areas in Paris, […]

Paris Then & Now: Rue Mouffetard

Produce stand on Rue Mouffetard

To wander through rue Mouffetard is to walk through Parisian history. One thing is certain: there is no shortage of beautiful streets in Paris. But one tiny street stands out among the rest: rue Mouffetard. As the oldest street in Paris, it exudes unparalleled charm and personality. If you’d like to experience the authentic Parisian […]

10 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Paris

One of our top Paris travel tips is to take the metro without paying too much for it.

Paris, like any other city, has a mode d’emploi—a sort of unwritten user manual for making the most of it.  If you don’t know the basics, it can be as frustrating as trying to put IKEA furniture together without the instructions. And nobody likes sticking out as a tourist, especially in an impossibly chic city […]

8 Tips and Tricks You Need to Beat the Lines in Paris

Skip the line at Paris' most regal residence by seeing a concert or the opera at Versailles.

For many visitors, Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime experience—and who wants to spend it waiting in line? Paris Pass is one way to skip the line, but it’s a hefty investment and unless you’re a really high-octane sightseer, you probably won’t get value out of it. The Paris Museum Pass, on the other hand, might be […]

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