As you first enter Paris, whether by taxi, uber or RoissyBus, you’re going to be surrounded by patisseries and boulangeries. That’s because there are 30,000 of them in Paris alone, averaging one every 200 meters. In both places, you can witness French people dart out with large bags and colorful boxes filled with desserts. So, what’s the difference between the two? … [Read more...] about The Best Patisseries in Paris
When you think of fruity drinks, you imagine being on an exotic island. Guess what? Paris is an island. It was first inhabited as the island which today is known as Ile de la Cite, and the region of Paris resides in is Ile de France, which means "island of France". Try the cocktails listed below and you will feel as if you have been transported to a tropical … [Read more...] about Guide to Cocktails: Best Bars in Paris
Without realizing it, you’ve walked a marathon. Vastly underestimating how enormous the Louvre is (3 miles long), you’ve traversed gallery after gallery studying paintings, reading descriptions, appreciating maps, and maybe even listened to a guided lecture. It was all wonderful, a knowledge of French history you’ll be able to show off to your friends when you return home … [Read more...] about The Best Places to Eat Near the Louvre in Paris: Look No Further!
Crêpes are a staple French street food that has picked up traction in kitchens and eateries all over the world. Thought to have originated in France’s Brittany region, French crêpes are now found in places like South America, Asia, Canada, the United States and North Africa. Served sweet or savory, there are many ways to enjoy French crêpes. This versatile food is now a common … [Read more...] about French Crêpes: Not Your Average Pancake
Let’s face it: even though you’ll most likely be excited to wake up in Paris on your vacation, most of us are never truly awake until we’ve had our first cup of coffee. The French are serious about coffee, and you most likely will find some differences between French coffee and what you normally drink back home. Here are some tips regarding the coffee culture in the City … [Read more...] about How to Order the Best Coffee in Paris
The Normandy region of Northwestern France is synonymous with World War II, bringing images of the D-Day Landings to the forefront of many minds. Outside of Normandy’s storied history, the region is known for its rolling hills, orchards and farmland. One of the world’s largest areas for apple production, French cider is Normandy’s signature export. With France known primarily … [Read more...] about French Cider: The Nectar of Normandy