Another Fantastic Sunday in Paris

Place des Vosges 2

It’s a chilly winter Sunday in Paris, but that wouldn’t stop me from being out and about in the City of Light. From beautiful churches to what the French call “window licking,” here’s my plan for a fantastic Parisian day. Continue Reading →

Visiting Paris This Week? Here’s What’s Open

Le Grand Colbert all decorated for Xmas

From my friends at Paris by Mouth … a comprehensive look at what’s open (and, more importantly, what’s closed) during the holiday week. Continue Reading →

Paris Says ‘Non!’ to McDonalds. But Is it Too Late?

Americanization of Paris

Parisian officials have reportedly rejected a bid by McDonalds to open up a shop on the fantastic market street Rue Montorgueil, saying that the international fast foodery would drive up rents and squeeze out character.

While I’m thrilled at the city’s efforts to prevent its historic core from turning into another Americanized mini-mall, I wonder if the change of heart has come too late. Continue Reading →

Two Paris Restaurants You Might Want to Skip

Le Georges

An article published in the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph suggests that two well-known Paris restaurants discriminate against patrons based on their ages and looks.

The staffs at Le Georges atop the Pompidou Center and Cafe Marly, which overlooks the Louvre, are instructed to seat only young, good-looking people on the venues’ terraces and prominent tables. Older and less attractive guests are forced inside, and preferable into back corners, the article states.

But, honestly, why would you want to go to either? Continue Reading →