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?
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 destination.
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 from Paris. Your stomach is so jealous of all the great things your eyes have been experiencing and it’s only lunchtime. Thankfully, we have compiled a list of some of the best restaurants near the Louvre.
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 street food staple throughout the world.
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 of Lights and 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 for its wine production, French cider from Normandy stands out as the nectar of the region’s fruitful apple-growing industry.
While there are several types of sparkling wines, only one kind is synonymous with celebration and sophistication worldwide. Legally speaking, only bottles of sparkling wine produced within 100 miles of the Champagne region of France are “Champagne”. This verdant area, 129 square miles of productive vineyards, is responsible for the beloved drink of royals and bottle poppers everywhere. Here’s what you need to know.
Food from France is famous around the world, and the French are proud of their culinary heritage. But did you know that we sometimes wrongfully attribute some foods to the French? For example, many really do wonder, are French fries French? Take a look at the list below to discover if you know which of the following five foods are actually French!