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Le Fumoir

So you decide to take a trip to the Louvre Museum for the day.  You go, you see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Apollo Belvedere, Bathsheba at her Bath, and all the other worldly fortunes, but by the end of the day you are more than ready to relax.  I bet most visitors exit […]
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Walking along Rue de Rivoli’s columned promenade with the Tuileries Gardens (Jardin des Tuileries) lining the other side of the street, you will pass by Angelina, right next to Le Meurice Hotel.  Founded in 1903 by the Austrian confectioner, Antoine Rumpelmayer, this salon de thé was coined in honor of Rumpelmayer’s daughter-in-law.  Angelina resembles any […]
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Au Pied de Cochon

Open all hours of the day, every day of the week, this old-fashioned brasserie is perfect for a mid-day snack after shopping at nearby stores like Dehillerin, or after a late night out, for an early morning rejuvenation of coffee and maybe something to soothe the stomach, like soupe à l’oignon gratinée (French onion soup). […]
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Since 1820, Dehillerin has been offering top chefs and serious gourmands professional quality kitchen supplies. All kinds of gadgets, knives, copper pots, sauté pans and giant-sized soup pots are available.  Beautiful skewers with brass figurines of cows, fish, lambs, pigs and other animals are a great little souvenir to buy for yourself, a friend, or family […]
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Le Grand Véfour

In the heart of the 1st arrondissement, next to the Louvre, sits Le Grand Véfour, one of the oldest restaurants in Paris.  Appropriately situated in the Palais-Royale, the boyhood home of France’s grandest King, Louis XIV (the ‘’Sun King’’), this majestic restaurant has not lost its charm or grandeur since the time of Napoleon.  When there […]
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