Bonjour! If you’re thinking about going to Paris. Do it. Having just returned from a second visit within the past five months, Paris is open for business. I’m not saying there aren’t risks. Simply living in today’s world involves risks that I don’t need to tell you about. But based on my on the ground […]
Greetings from Paris. Yesterday I quietly fled a museum tour Debbie and I were on with a quick text to Deb, “Meet me at Freddy’s.” Located in the 6th, Freddy’s is one of four restaurants owned by Juan Sanchez and his partner Drew Harré. We are frequent visitors to each of the four, and last […]
Patricia Wells, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, has an indispensable app for anyone visiting Paris, whether for the first time or the umpteenth time. The app covers not only Patricia’s favorite restaurants and cafes, but also cheese and wine shops, wine bars, bakeries, specialty food stores and even kitchen and tableware boutiques. You can search […]
Paris, a city of over two million, has 20 arrondissements (neighborhoods) in its inner circle. The Cathedral of Notre Dame, on Isle de la Cite (1st a), is considered the center of Paris, with each arrondissement spiraling like a snail’s shell from there. Use the Notre Dame as your base for understanding Paris’s layout and […]
Here are some great books that will help you on your way. Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine and the End of France by Michael Steinberger Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French by Jean-Benoît Nadeau Suite Francaise by Irene Neminrovsky and Sandra Smith Stuff Parisians Like: Discovering the Quoi in […]
Debbie and I are at the newly reopened Hotel de Crillon. Magnificent!
Heading west to Normandy for our WWII D-day trip with Paul Woodadge (ddayhistorian.com) meant dealing with a Parisian train station (Paris Gare St. Lazare), with which we were not familiar. Previously, we had been traveling south to Beaune or Provence or Switzerland from the familiar Paris Gare Lyon and had been issued tickets that required […]