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Should you find yourself in the bustling place du Tertre in Montmartre, as so many visitors do, I urge you to take a slight detour to visit Au Lapin Agile, one of the oldest cabarets...

A shadow of infamy still surrounds the name of the French Queen Marie-Antoinette, who met the guillotine on October 16, 1793. Two centuries after her death, she deserves a break. During her...
Versailles August

What’s Open in Paris in August? It’s nearly August when most well-to-do Parisians flee the city like lemmings, leaving others behind to allegedly suffer. But, for the past 25 years, I’ve opted to stay here....

L’Auberge Nicolas Flamel, « You know how Hollywood is where wannabe actors dream of going ? As a child in Beirut my dream was to come to France to learn how to cook ». This is chef Alan Geaam,...

We break our glasses and sometimes we lose them; sometimes other people even steal them. When you’re away from home on business or leisure, it becomes even more difficult than usual to find...

Ten Dos and Don'ts when bringing a baby to Paris 1.  DO come. French Parisians will welcome you and smile at your baby. Paris may be an old city, but remember, hundreds of thousands of...

Visitors waiting on line for admission to the Moulin Rouge may be forgiven for not noticing the Histoire de Paris building plaque, which they still might not understand even if they noticed and then...

These days most travelers can easily plan international transportation, lodging, dining and sightseeing activities online, but it’s hard to get current tips about shopping for the latest styles. Guidebooks are often outdated, ads are...

Paris Restaurants (English) covers nearly 1,000 restaurants in Paris and the surrounding locales. This handy guide contains Zagat Survey's trusted ratings and reviews for area restaurants based on the opinions of diners like you....

French gastronomy can be overwhelming to even the seasoned Paris visitor. If you’ve had your fill of crêpes jambon-fromage, your wallet can’t handle Le Cinq or you want to experience a classic French dish...

Here are the Top 10 most visited Paris Museums and Monuments based on statistics from the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau that tracks the number of visitors to each site (based on year 2009,...

Back in 1982 or so I noticed a sign at Mustards restaurant in Napa Valley reading “The Bitch is back.” When I inquired as to the meaning, I was told that after an absence...