9 (Surprisingly Easy) Ways to Avoid Tourist Trap Restaurants in Paris

How to avoid that 50 euro meal of stale bread and flat beer. Stale bread and flat beer, you may scoff. In Paris? Incomprehensible! But… though Paris is known for stellar food, there IS indeed a darker side to eating out in the Capital of Cuisine. Yes, I’m referring to the Paris Tourist Trap Restaurant.[…]

Best 3 reasons to visit Laduree Champs-Elysees

Ladurée is a global household name, and many travelers are lucky enough to have a Ladurée in their home country. Yes, since its humble beginnings in 1862 as a simple bakery, Ladurée has now become an international brand. You can find shops in London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai… But let’s not get ahead[…]

Summer must-do: Printemps Rooftop Cafe

SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE: Printemps rooftop cafe Deli-Cieux is currently undergoing renovations and is closed until further notice. As nice weather arrives in Paris, there’s nothing better than grabbing a drink or some food with a view. And with the bi-annual Paris sales happening (I know you’ll be out there taking advantage of some sweet deals!),[…]

5 Unique Rainy Day Paris Activities

Paris is lacking a little vitamin D right now but that doesn’t mean we need to shut ourselves away in the darkness and hibernate until June actually feels like June… There are plenty of Paris activities to keep you going even in the worst of weather. Our suggestions below! CAFES I mean, we ARE in[…]

7 reasons you shouldn’t skip Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is an often-overlooked attraction in Paris. Travelers are charmed by the Champs-Elysées, awed by the Arc de Triomphe, seduced by the Seine river, and gung-ho about the Grand Palais. Somehow the Grand Palais’ little sister gets lost in the mix of all the incredible sites clumped into one neighborhood. But I’m here[…]

Caféothèque for a Central-Paris Lunch and Coffee

Working in tourism, I’m constantly asked questions about Paris. Travelers who do our tours, visiting family or friends, friends of friends, random people on the street… It seems they all believe I am a beacon of Parisian knowledge! (I am.) However, something I still struggle with is restaurant recommendations in ‘touristy’ parts of Paris. Well[…]

Instituutti: Coffee and Contemplation in Central Paris

I love Paris. And all that is typically Parisian… including the small spaces. I find them charming! But I will admit that sometimes spending day after day in a standard cramped Parisian café can get a tiny bit claustrophobic. When I’m feeling that way, I head to Instituutti for an afternoon of airy, light ambiance[…]