Budgeting is an important part of travel planning. Here’s one person’s advice on what meals cost in Paris.
Crepes are everywhere in Paris, but not all creperies are created equal. Find out what to look for so you’ll know you’re paying for the best crepes in Paris.
Choosing the Daily Special at the Restaurant French restaurants, by law, are required to serve a reasonably-priced luncheon ‘menu’. That’s one of the reasons why you’ll notice that so many cafes, brasseries tend to have relatively similar prices when it comes to the daily menu. Currently, a typical luncheon ‘menu […]
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day – and we’ve planned absolutely nothing. No turkey, no pumpkin pie, no cranberry sauce. Apparently we aren’t alone in this because likewise the American Embassy in Paris notes that they are Closed for Thanksgiving Day. If you click on Thanksgiving there’s an excellent description of the […]
Happy Hour Alcoholic beverages in Paris ar EXPENSIVE, and so is beer. The best way to deal with these inflated prices is to take advantage of Happy Hours where beer is usually available for half price. Many cafes advertise Happy Hours in their windows. Some of the chain restaurants such […]
French cuisine and French wines are world-famous, there’s no denying it. And while most of us are quite content to order the house red in a Parisian cafe, knowing it’ll still be better than most bottles you could buy back home, some people have richer tastes. If you’re one of […]
(Photo from Restaurant Moncourrier, Avenue Gambetta, Ussel/Correze) French chefs are world famous for their mastery of sauces, desserts and their ingenious presentation, but French cooking can also offer up some surprising dishes that you may prefer to eat first and before learning the names of the animals and their organs. […]
No two Paris neighborhoods could be more different – the 1st arrondissement on the Right Bank and the 13th arrondissement on the Left Bank, but after having spent several hours yesterday and today in both neighborhoods- and having two excellent meals to finish off each day, there’s no doubt in […]
When you’re in Paris and you’re heading for the islands in the middle of the Seine River, your first and most logical landmark and “must-see” is (of course) Nôtre-Dame. This is only right, as it’s one of Paris’ most popular tourist sights. And yet just a few steps away, on […]
Pudlo France 2008/2009 By Gilles Pudlowski Publisher: The Little Bookroom Foodies who’ve been following in Gilles Pulowski’s ‘foodsteps’ with his past Pudlo guides to Paris restaurants will be eager to take a look at his exhaustive listing of worthy restaurants AND hotels throughout France. This 1,193 page tome is easy […]