Good coffee in Paris: don’t miss these 6 cozy and uncommon cafes

These can’t miss Parisian cafes will have you wanting to snuggle up with a good book and a delicious beverage any time of year! So you’ve finally made it to Paris for your dream vacation. But… eeek! The weather is less than spectacular. OR, the weather is great but you’re feeling a little jet lagged[…]

Galette des Rois (King Cake) five-star recipe

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. What’s the big deal with the King Cake dessert? It’s that time of the year – no, not for making resolutions to eat healthier, silly. It’s the month of the galette des rois, or King Cake! What is it? Why,[…]

French winter cheese and wine: Checklist

Wine and cheese go together like… Peanut butter and chocolate… …cupcakes and frosting… …the stars and the moon… Must we go on?! We’re sure you’ve all heard what a great pairing wine and cheese make, but do you know why? Do you know which wines to serve with which cheeses (and why)? Do you know[…]

French holiday traditions: celebrate à la Française

How exactly do the French get down for Christmas and New Years? I know what you’re thinking – if we’re celebrating the same holidays how different can it get? Well… get ready to be shocked and amazed, non-French people. We’ve mapped out the major winter holidays of Christmas and New Years to give you an[…]

Complete Guide: How to host an authentic French holiday dinner party

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. A complete A-Z guide on how to wow your guests with a perfect French meal Do you want to add a French touch to your holiday meals this year? The French can through some pretty epic dinner parties. Chic settings,[…]

French holiday drink guide: 9 festive options to try this year

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. Cocktails and drinks to bring a Parisian touch to your holidays Do you reminisce endlessly about your time in Paris? Are you looking to make your holiday celebrations a bit more chic? And dare I say… a bit more boozy?[…]

2017 Paris Holiday Market Guide

Upated Paris Christmas Markets, everything you need to know: which markets are best, opening days, pros, cons, and a map Do you call it Marché de Noël? Christmas market? Holiday market? Christkindlmarkt? Well, whatever you call it, these little markets are an pretty fun part of winter in Paris. But there are so many of[…]

What to bring on a picnic at Versailles

A checklist so you don’t forget the essentials when planning a the perfect French-style picnic! How often do you go on picnics? Well if you’re in Paris, you’ll notice that they’re kind of a way of life. But it’s not rare to hear “nobody brought the wine opener?!” or to wind up with 8 baguettes[…]

6 Paris Souvenirs for a Sweet Tooth

Skip the eiffel tower shirts and come home with some delicious, unique souvenirs instead. Picture this – it’s your last day in Paris. You’ve seen all of the major monuments, the stunning architecture, and the pretty parks. You’ve drank the wine, you’ve had some laughs, you’ve maybe even done a few tours with us! You’ve[…]

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.[…]

5 Unique Paris Parks Perfect for Picnics

Don’t get caught with your picnic-pants down this year – go somewhere unique. Image: Wikicommons Spring in Paris… le sigh. One of our favorite authors, Henry Miller, once said, “When Spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise.” We couldn’t agree more! Know what else spring in Paris[…]

Melting Chocolate-Caramel Minicake

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. For those days when you don’t give a damn about diets (aka those days when you’re French). Is it funny because it’s true, or sad because it’s true? The French certainly don’t seem to go on diets, generally keeping to[…]

5 Ways to Keep Warm in Paris This Winter

If you have been in Paris in January, you know what I mean when I say ‘brrrrrrr’. Winter sweeps a chill through the city, one that seeps through layers and layers of sweaters and socks… Now, in reality the temperature isn’t really that cold (never below 30°F), but you know what they say: everything is[…]

Top Paris Holiday Markets 2016

The best 2016 Paris Christmas Markets, along with pros, cons, and a map In French it’s Marché de Noël. In English you would say Christmas markets or Holiday markets. In German it’s Christkindlmarkt. Well, whatever you call it, these markets are an amazing part of winter in Paris. Below you’ll find this year’s top Paris[…]

Best 3 reasons to visit Laduree Champs-Elysees

Claire worked and wrote for Sight Seeker’s Delight for 7 years – read more here. 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[…]

Summer must-do: Printemps Rooftop Cafe

SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE: Printemps rooftop cafe Deli-Cieux is currently undergoing renovations and is closed until further notice. However, as of June 2018 Galeries Lafayette has stepped in with a replacement option for you… you can visit their rooftop restaurant and bar (Laa Paillote and Le Cube Bar, respectively), which is accessible through the 7th floor[…]

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[…]

Montmartre Wine Festival

Did you know that under French law nothing can be built on a vineyard? It’s thanks to this neat little legal stipulation that Paris has its vineyard, the Clos de Montmartre. And without that vineyard October would not have its famous wine festival La Fete des Vendanges, making it a much less jovial time to[…]