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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 […]

Medieval Paris: A Self-Guided Tour of 5 Intriguing Places

During the 19th century, the Baron George-Eugène Haussmann gutted much of what had been medieval Paris-– forging the iconic skyline and enormous, grandiose boulevards we now (wrongly) tend to think of as timeless. […]

These 5 Places in Paris Aren’t Usually Associated With African-American History. They Should Be.

“It’s a great city, Paris, a beautiful city––and––it was very good for me.”– James Baldwin, Another Country (1962) One of the most singular and important American authors of the 20th century, James Baldwin […]

Why Paris’ Rue Montorgueil Will Always Feel Like Home (& is Worth a Visit)

  At the wobbly, bright-eyed age of 22, I moved to Paris to take up a seven-month teaching assistantship at a middle school in one of the city’s northern suburbs. Having barely adjusted […]