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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Three people sitting on a bench in the park

Printemps à Paris (Spring in Paris)

May 21, 2019

Trees are sprouting leaves, flowers are in bloom, sparrows sing wake-up melodies at dawn, and morning rain cleans the narrow cobble stone streets. It is spring in Paris. With spring sun giving a shimmer of warmth and sunlight from the…

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A store front with many different types of food.

Thanksgiving in Paris

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving in Paris is like Bastille Day in the United States:  an ordinary weekday that tradition has turned into a day to celebrate with family, friends, great food and great wine.  If you are lucky enough to be in Paris…

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Rue Cler

March 13, 2013

One of the best gourmet shopping markets (marchés) in Paris is on Rue Cler, the same area Julia Child shopped when she lived in Paris in the early 1950s. What is interesting about Rue Cler is that many of the same shops…

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A display case filled with lots of different pastries.

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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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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A man sitting on top of a bench in the park.

Stuck In Paris — Top 10 Things to Do

April 18, 2010

There are sunny blue skies in Paris and it’s a warm spring day, but all flights are grounded because of a volcano spewing ash in a country that is hundreds of miles away. We are stuck in Paris. Like thousands of…

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Marie-Anne Cantin

March 8, 2010

I had a friend of mine and his wife over for dinner while they were visiting Paris. As my I knew they savor the finer things in life, I made sure to pay a visit to Marie-Anne Cantin for a…

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La Fromagerie Cler

March 6, 2010

In the middle of Julia Child’s favorite shopping street in Paris, Rue Cler, lies La Fromagerie Cler, a must for cheese fans, with a stand on the exterior of the store showcasing many of its cheeses for sale. As most cheese shops go,…

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