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Terrienne is a small pottery workshop in the 11th arrondissement where it is possible to learn the art of throwing clay in the form of a short course or an ongoing learning process. Run by Alexis Duclos, an American expatriate renowned for her method of teaching, the workshop is small and intimate with just 5 […]
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La Chaumette

Ever wonder about that hideaway restaurant known only by locals in the neighborhood, so good everyone wants to keep it a secret to themselves with the hope of assuring a precious table on a wintry night?  La Chaumette is that best kept secret known by a lucky few in the bourgeois 16th arrondissement. Share on […]
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Comeback Of The Parisian Brasserie

The Parisian Brasserie – that venerable institution that is typically open 24/7, where restaurant goers come dressed casually or in their classic Parisian fashion – is making a comeback.  While there are literally over 1,000 brasseries in Paris, several can now be counted on for serving quality and reliable food, with pleasant service and prices […]
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Le Congrès

In Village d’Auteuil close to Roland Garros, Le Congrès is a friendly neighborhood brasserie with a stable clientele of repeat customers who faire la bise with the staff, (greet with two kisses on the cheek).  Such is life in Paris, where going to a restaurant can be like going to a friend’s home for dinner.  […]
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Le Procope — Since King Louis XIV

Le Procope claims to be the oldest restaurant in Paris, opening shop in 1686 during the time of France’s greatest king, Louis XIV.  In the busy 6th Arrondissement near Boulevard Saint-Germain des Près and Odeon, Le Procope principally caters to tourists, with multi-lingual menus, but it continues to attract a steady stream of Parisians who […]
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Gallopin — Tradition Since 1876

For years Gallopin was on my shortlist of places to try, but I never quite made it to Le Bourse area, and the fact that it had a multi-lingual menu discouraged me from going.  So when my wife, two boys and I  finally went to Gallopin for a try, we were more than pleased with […]
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