A charity auction held each year at the Hospices de Beaune raised $16 million this year. Decanter’s Chris Mercer reports that the auctions most valuable lot sold for $495,000. He writes: The Hospices de Beaune 2017 auction raised a record 13.5 million euros (£12m, $16m), according to auction organiser Christie’s, beating the previous record set in 2015. Top […]
You, like most of us, have a certain amount of money to spend, thus choices must be made. Once you have been to France, my guess is that you will agree the additional expense is worth it. I have heard it said for years that the French do not like Americans and are hard to […]
Le Bon Marché (24 Rue de Sèvres in the 7th arrondissement) is the world’s first department store, and its food court, La Grande Epicerie de Paris is the best park lunch in Paris. Read more about the best gourmet food halls in Paris here.
There are so many reasons that require international perspective as your investment horizon expands. And needless to say, it can be difficult to gain perspective by sitting home. Debbie and I have found after repeated trips that the world comes to Paris! More than any other international base we would wish to consider, Paris stands […]
Around the corner from the great Hotel Lutetia in the 6th arrondissement, sits Le Cherche Midi (22 Rue du Cherche-Midi), one of Paris’ best bistros.
For Debbie and me, our favorite Paris arrondissement is undoubtedly St. Germain-des-Prés, one of four administrative quarters in the 6th. The former Abbey St. Germain-des-Prés, the oldest church in Paris, the 6th’s center, is surrounded by art and antique galleries, historic monuments, upscale boutiques, and iconic cafes, brasseries and bistros. Encompassing the Luxembourg Garden as well as butting up to the Latin Quarter, it’s a walker’s paradise. Currently, there is not […]
A Paris lunch time best, the food and wine bar at Le Bon Marché (24 Rue de Sèvres in the 7th).
One of the best paris cafes is Café des Musées, at 49 rue de Turenne in the 3rd Arrondissement. Read more about Café des Musées here.
Oysters and Chablis in the sun across from Bellota-Bellota (64 Rue de Seine in the 6th arrondissement).
High on the list of Best Bistros in Paris is Pottaka (4 Rue de l’Exposition in the 7th arrondissement).