You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This week the Frugal Traveler attempts the impossible: Paris for cheap. And he succeeds! Through a little hotel-slumming, twitter restaurant advice, and the reliance on the all-important French institution that is the picnic. “The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and into parks and gardens, chasing […]

Say It Ain’t So: McDonald’s Is Popular In France

Friday, June 26, 2009

Having finished off “Fast Food Nation” just last night, it was more than a little disheartening to come across this article over at Slate chronicling McDonald’s’ slow takeover of the gastronomic interests of the French. As is revealed in the piece: “The company was pulling in over a million people per day in France, and […]

Which Festival In France Should You See This Summer?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ideally all of them, but if you’re looking to try to time your Gallic expedition to coincide with a local festival, check out the Telegraph’s list of the top 10 summer festivals in France this summer. From the giant yard sale that is La Grande Braderie de Lille, to the pageantry of Bastille Day, you’re […]

The Key To Finding The Best Bakeries In Paris

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Paris may be a little overwhelming for those looking to find some of the best pastries, breads, cheeses, desserts and wine that the city has to offer, but a helpful tip, as Fodor’s reveals, is to keep your eyes peeled for the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (MOF) indication on a shopfront, a designation handed down […]

Roughin’ It — In The French Riviera?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sure we probably all have a few million laying around to shell out for a thirty-foot yacht or private villa on the Côte d’Azur, but for those of us looking for a little connection to the land and a chance to escape our oh-so-glamorous lives, there are some breathtaking excursions through the little visited villages […]

A Food Lover’s Look Behind The Scenes In Paris

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A nod to contributor Dana McMahan for her piece over at where she delves ever deeper into the Parisian dining scene by visiting the Rungis Market at 4 a.m., the market that replaced the famed Les Halles (remember Anthony Bourdain’s visit there in his Paris episode?), and she learns to make baguettes at […]

Top 5 Spots For Street Food In Paris

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Paris may have some of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in the world, but for those hoping to save a little money or looking for something a little bit different while about town, here are the top five spots for street food in Paris. Ah Paris: the land of soufflés and escargot, of fine […]

A Night Out In Paris’s Underground Dining Scene

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Forget the big names and put away the guidebook, for a taste of some of the best eats Paris has to offer, be ready to head underground. By Dana McMahan With Michelin-starred restaurants and legendary food purveyors competing for the gourmand’s attention on seemingly every corner, Paris offers some of the world’s most famous and […]

France, American Style

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

“Why would a restaurant have a movie theater (one that would put most New York City theaters to shame) located directly above its dining room,” I thought to myself as I sat back in a plush theater chair waiting to hear from various representatives associated with France travel? Well, it turns out this wasn’t just […]

Visiting Paris During The Sale Of The Year

Friday, October 24, 2008

Imagine if you could only find clothes on sale twice a year. What would be the result? Semi-annual Black Friday-like shopping melees? Caddy women (and a few men) jockeying for prized items? An upsurge in foreign tourists hoping to pounce on deals of up to 90% off on luxury goods? An intermittent upsurge in personal […]

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