A christmas market with trees and decorations on the ground.

Christmas Markets in Paris

December 28, 2023

By DAVID DADOUN Nothing exudes the spirit and festiveness of Christmas more than the traditional Christmas markets in Paris. Sip hot spiced wine while shopping for artisan cheeses, giant-sized ginger bread cookies, sausages, wines and other winter season specialties. Each market…

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Galette des Rois (King’s Cake)

January 6, 2018

Just when you think New Year festivities are at an end, La Fête des Rois starts on the Epiphany holiday, which falls on the first Sunday in January. This is a great holiday, where bakeries in France and throughout Paris make…

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Paris Generosity and the French Paradox

July 8, 2012

How is it possible that the French can live off of over 500 cheeses, rich foie gras, silky sauces, and the best desserts, yet stay remarkably thin, live longer (and happier), than Americans. Or that the French generally frown on wealth, at least…

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Rue Cler — Antique Show and More (Gourmet)

May 9, 2012

Searching for silver, fine china, goblets of Baccarat, antique necklaces, old framed art pieces and other fine brocante pieces? The next fabulous antique and brocante show will be on Rue Cler in the upper-crust 7th Arrondissement of Paris, on May…

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Aux Merveilleux de Fred

June 12, 2011

If you love meringues even half as much as I do, you will not fail to fall in love with Aux Merveilleux de Fred. This boulangerie/pâtisserie is living proof that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Domes of meringue are…

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Boulangerie Malineau

January 21, 2011

Just from looking in the window of this bakery, it is clear that their selection of sweet treats is out of this world. Located on the busy rue Vieille du Temple, you can be sure to round off a sunny…

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Video Tours of Paris

July 28, 2010

For a video tour of various areas in Paris, we are pleased to partner with GeoBeats to provide a menu of places to see by video, from Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for fashionistas to Rue des Rosiers for experiencing the…

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Le Boulanger des Invalides: Jocteur

June 23, 2010

As a student in the city, going out to cafés can be off-putting as costs can escalate easily. However, not wanting to cut corners, outings can become limited and hefty prices are a worrying prospect, even though eating and drinking…

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La Parisienne Boulangerie

April 9, 2010

Weekly Special: Best Boulangerie in Paris You can’t miss La Parisienne, with its bright purple paint, decorated windows and large signs boasting their runner-up status in the recent 2010 Best Baguette in Paris contest (Grand Prix de la Meilleure Baguette…

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Best Baguette (Le Grenier)

April 7, 2010

Weekly Special: Best Boulangerie in Paris To kick off our “Best of†series, we are featuring a classic French staple: la baguette. On the 22nd of March, the 17th Annual Best Baguette contest in Paris took place at la Chambre de Commerce des…

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