Nightlife Notes: La Bellevilloise, for Laid-Back Drinks & Live Music in Paris

Live music at La Bellevilloise in Paris . Image credit: Official FB page

  Ever since moving to the northeastern side of Paris, I’d been curious to give La Bellevilloise a try, having heard that it’s a closely-guarded favorite for a night out among locals of […]

Le Potager de Charlotte: Simple, Flavorful Vegan Cuisine in Paris

Rice and chickpea galettes/pancakes with cashew cream, pumpkin seeds, arugula, herbs and spices at Le Potager de Charlotte. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reservedRice and chickpea galettes/pancakes with cashew cream, pumpkin seeds, arugula, herbs and spices at Le Potager de Charlotte. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved

  For anyone following the Parisian food scene, it’s no secret that there’s something of a vegetarian and vegan revolution underway in the city. As little as three or four years ago, my […]

In Review: Atelier des Lumières, The First (All)-Digital Art Museum in Paris

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night exhibit at the Atelier des Lumières digital art museum in Paris

When I first heard that an all-digital art museum and cultural space called the Atelier des Lumières would be opening its doors in Paris sometime in 2018, I was more than a little […]

In Review: Eating Europe’s “Hip Eats and Backstreets” Tour of Paris

Tonka bean and chocolate eclair at the patisserie included on the Eating Europe tour. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

I’ll start by saying this: If there’s any food tour that you should take on an empty stomach, it’s this one. The “Hip Eats and Backstreets” tour of Paris from Eating Europe isn’t one that […]

Paris in September: A Welcome Return After the Lull

Notre Dame Cathedral in the fall/Image: Creative CommonsNotre Dame Cathedral in the fall/Image: Creative Commons

  Most locals recognize Paris in September as the true new year. Following a long summer hiatus, residents return home from vacation and get back to work. This is the season of turbo-charged […]

La Maison d’Isabelle: For Some of The Best Croissants in Paris

All-butter croissants at La Maison d'Isabelle, a Latin Quarter bakery serving some of the best "croissants au beurre" in Paris. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.The all-butter croissants at La Maison d'Isabelle won the top prize for the best croissants in Paris and the surrounding region in 2018. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

One of the great annual rituals in Parisian culture is the awarding of top prizes to local bakers and pastry chefs, who work hard year round to snag top billing for their baguettes, […]

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

During the 19th century, the Baron Georges-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. […]

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