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Savory crepe at Breizh cafe in Paris, France. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

Some of the Best Crepes in Paris: A Few Favorites

  Crepes are one of the world’s great democratic foods. They’re inexpensive, often portable, and remarkably adaptable: as easily enjoyed by meat eaters as by vegetarians, and ranging from hearty and simple to […]

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Paris in May: How to Enjoy the Mid-Spring Glory

  Representing the glorious apex of springtime in the French capital, Paris in May is a wildly popular time to visit. Millions of people throng on the city during this month alone, hoping to […]

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Edith Piaf was born in Paris; for fans of "la mome", there are several key sites to see in the French capital. Image credit: Piano Piano/Creative Commons 2.0

Seeking Edith Piaf in Paris? Visit These 4 Places

  Affectionately dubbed “the little sparrow” and “la môme” (the kid) in France, Edith Piaf is a musical legend who has (rather surprisingly?) resonated with successive generations of listeners. Thanks in part to Olivier […]

Great Parisians: In Tribute to Simone Veil

In late June, France lost Simone Veil, one of the most important figures in the long battle for women’s rights. Little-known outside the French-speaking world, Veil, who died at the age of 89 […]

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Savory crepe at Breizh cafe in Paris, France. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

Some of the Best Crepes in Paris: A Few Favorites

  Crepes are one of the world’s great democratic foods. They’re inexpensive, often portable, and remarkably adaptable: as easily enjoyed by meat eaters as by vegetarians, and ranging from hearty and simple to […]

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Paris in May: How to Enjoy the Mid-Spring Glory

  Representing the glorious apex of springtime in the French capital, Paris in May is a wildly popular time to visit. Millions of people throng on the city during this month alone, hoping to […]

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Edith Piaf was born in Paris; for fans of "la mome", there are several key sites to see in the French capital. Image credit: Piano Piano/Creative Commons 2.0

Seeking Edith Piaf in Paris? Visit These 4 Places

  Affectionately dubbed “the little sparrow” and “la môme” (the kid) in France, Edith Piaf is a musical legend who has (rather surprisingly?) resonated with successive generations of listeners. Thanks in part to Olivier […]

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Savory crepe at Breizh cafe in Paris, France. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

Some of the Best Crepes in Paris: A Few Favorites

  Crepes are one of the world’s great democratic foods. They’re inexpensive, often portable, and remarkably adaptable: as easily enjoyed by meat eaters as by vegetarians, and ranging from hearty and simple to […]

Edith Piaf was born in Paris; for fans of "la mome", there are several key sites to see in the French capital. Image credit: Piano Piano/Creative Commons 2.0

Seeking Edith Piaf in Paris? Visit These 4 Places

  Affectionately dubbed “the little sparrow” and “la môme” (the kid) in France, Edith Piaf is a musical legend who has (rather surprisingly?) resonated with successive generations of listeners. Thanks in part to Olivier […]

In Review: Farine & O, One of Paris’ Best New Bakeries

  In France, there’s a strongly held belief that the most talented boulangers (bread bakers) are not generally equally gifted at producing top-notch pastries. Similarly, pâtissiers (pastry makers) tend to fall into a class of their very […]