Behind the Bite: Macarons

Macarons are one of the most symbolic foods in Paris.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. One bite and you’re hooked. First the delicate crunch followed by a lusciously chewy center and a creamy finish. Ethereally light and airy, the diminutive classic version can be popped in your mouth whole […]

6 Best Wine Bars in Paris That You’ll Never Want to Leave

Some of the best wine bars in Paris serve up the good stuff straight from the barrel!

We can all agree: in France wine is important. When 6 p.m. rolls around, the wine bars of Paris start to fill up. Colleagues finishing work jostle at the traditional zinc bars and sunny sidewalks become scattered with drinkers basking in the evening rays.The tiny wine bars of Paris come alive—it’s a city-wide convivial moment […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Belleville

Some of the best Belleville restaurants reflect the growing ethnic diversity in the area, such as Raviolis Nord-Est, which serves up tasty Chinese dumplings.

A distinctive neighborhood in the northeast corner of Paris, Belleville is a perfect, non-touristy destination for foodies. Until 1860, Belleville was actually an independent, working-class village, home to farmers and winemakers. Today, following waves of immigration in the 20th century, the hilltop district has become one of Paris’ most artistically vibrant and ethnically diverse areas. […]

Paris Then & Now: The Bouillons of Paris

One of the more modern bouillons in Paris is Bouillon Pigalle.

There are many cool restaurants in Paris with seasonal menus, understated decor and hushed dining rooms. A bouillon is not that kind of place. Instead, a bouillon is an eatery that harkens back to another era of Parisian dining—when the menu never changed, the service was snappy and the dining room was big, loud and […]

Behind the Bite: Croque Monsieur

The croque monsieur sandwich is a simple favorite throughout Paris.

Think of France’s croque monsieur as the lovechild of a grilled cheese and a ham and cheese sandwich. Ham and gruyere are sandwiched between two slices of white bread, topped with béchamel sauce, and broiled. Served with a green salad, it’s a common, quick-and-easy Sunday supper for many French families. Photo Credit: Kayhadrin, Text Overlay: […]

The Complete Guide to Craft Beer in Paris

Craft beer in Paris is well worth seeking out.

Sure, France is famous for its wine. But now, craft beer is the trendiest drink in Paris, and there are some great bars where you can enjoy a huge range of beers both on tap and from the bottle. Even better, French brewers are getting into the act. Paris-based breweries like BAPBAP,  Paname, Grand Paris […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Growing Up

This beautiful Paris love letter encapsulates everything we love about the city—and why we can't wait to start exploring there soon!

Growing up, my birthday tradition differed from that of most American boys. For many of my friends, birthdays meant a chocolate cake and a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese or a laser tag game. For me, it was a tarte aux framboises with DIY birthday candles and a visit to the Paris taxidermy shop, Deyrolle. Paris entered […]

A Love Letter to Paris

In her beautifully written love letter to Paris, Jess shows us how her feelings about the French capital went from ambivalent to enamored (hint: it involved a lot of French food).

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. An introduction from Lauren, the founder of Devour Tours: On my first visit to Paris, I was enthralled with the architecture, the food culture, the Parisians themselves… I fell head over heels and wanted to learn more. And […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Rue Paul Bert

Cyril Lignac, one of the top chefs and bakers in Paris, has a trio of divine eateries on Rue Paul Bert.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. It was a grey mid-December day, but it still seemed like I could see all of Paris. There I stood, nose to floor-to-ceiling window of a sixth floor, one-bedroom on rue Paul Bert in the 11th arrondissement, contemplating […]

7 Street Food Bites in Paris and Where You Have to Try Them

Crepes are one of the most popular and emblematic Paris street foods.

In Paris, life has long revolved around cafe culture. Lunchtime in Paris evokes the idea of relaxing with a three course meal and a glass of wine on a sunny terrace, not a sandwich quickly gulped down between meetings. But indeed as Paris has changed, with a new entrepreneurial environment drawing international crowds, waves of […]

Unusual Paris: 7 Things You Won’t Find in Any Guidebook

Le Louxor is one of our favorite unusual things to do in Paris. A vintage cinema AND a rooftop bar? Count us in!

Discover unusual things to do in Paris with our selection of the city’s best unique places! If you feel like stepping off the beaten track and exploring beyond the galleries of the Louvre and the picturesque streets of Montmartre, you’ll find that the French capital offers plenty of extraordinary, non-touristy attractions to experience. Whether you […]

Paris Nightlife like a Local: Where to Go & What You Need to Know

La Machine du Moulin Rouge is one of the top spots for Paris nightlife.

Paris might not have the all-night party atmosphere of other European cities, but it certainly isn’t short of bars to choose from. With 20 arrondissements, each with their own distinct personality, there is plenty of choice for where to take your evening. Whether you’re looking for the best bars in Paris, cheap pints with the […]

A Love Letter to Paris: the Everyday Luxury of Pastry

Pastry in Paris is more than just a food. It's a way of life.

In food-loving Paris, it’s a playground for pastry. I may have come to Paris twelve years ago as a dedicated student of linguistics and French literature but I quickly learned I’d need to learn another language entirely to fully immerse myself in the culture—the language of pastry.  And it was by focusing my attention on […]

The 6 Best Bars in Paris for Any Night of the Week

The Animaux group boasts some of the best bars in Paris.

The Paris cocktail scene has come into its own in recent years, and many of the city’s best bars are now considered some of the best in the world. Although not traditionally a part of French culture, with so many young Parisians swapping their after-work red wine for a craft cocktail, a trip to Paris […]

Our Favorite Paris Restaurants by Neighborhood: Montmartre

Bouillon Julien is one of the best spots in Paris for classics at a reasonable price.

Few neighborhoods in Paris offer better views or more charming corners than Montmartre. Once a bucolic hilltop hamlet in its own right, Montmartre soon became a place of refuge for artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali. Nowadays, the Bohemian neighborhood is one of the most-visited areas in Paris and home to some of […]

6 Day Trips from Paris That Are the Perfect Escape

Fontainebleau is one of our favorite day trips from Paris and is home to a magnificent palace.

From world-class museums to first-rate restaurants, Paris has it all. But after a few days strolling around and eating your way through the Paris’s best bakeries, it’s only natural that you’ll feel the urge to venture out and explore beyond the limits of the city. Whether you’re after a breath of fresh air, a cultural […]

The 5 Best Baguettes to Try in Paris Before You Leave

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!

Whether it’s your first visit or the twentieth, there are some things you just can’t leave town without doing, and devouring the best baguettes in Paris is one of them. But did you know that even though an astonishing ten million baguettes are baked every day in Paris, not all of them are worth getting […]

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