An absolute cliche to say it but Paris is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Complaints about the locals are over hyped. Paris is one of the world's great cities. If you can't enjoy yourself here, you should probably stay at home. When visiting restaurants, keep in mind...more
Paris's oldest sweets shop is a charmer. Delicious chocolates, caramels, ice cream, truffles and tea biscuits make for lovely affordable indulgences / souvenirs that aren't as well known overseas as brands such as Laduree.
The firehouses of Paris open their doors to revelry on the 13th and 14th of July. The festive atmosphere makes for great fun and it is a good opportunity to mingle with locals. The drinks are cheap but arrive early to ensure a spot. Once the house is packed, the doors are closed and the lines can be...more
This lovely little bistro on the Ile Saint-Louis is certainly on the tourist path but with such classic decor and prime placement, hard not to fall absolutely in love with it. The terrace seats are a great place to watch the sunset while enjoying a sip of champagne....more
To find this boutique, just look for the bubbles being blown into the street. Owned by one of France's most famous noses, this delightful little shop has a nice selection of his eponymous fragrance label. Still relatively undiscovered but treasured by those in the know. Francis is...more
Probably my favorite neighborhood in Paris.. though its increased popularity has taken a toll. Though best known as Paris's gay neighborhood -- there is something here for everyone. Gorgeous architecture, great boutiques, plenty of spots for a nice glass of wine and a nibble....more
One of my favorite spots in Paris. Architecturally stunning and built around a lovely park. A nice place to sit in the grass and soak up the sun or enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes on the plaza.