Macarons Are Not The Only Dessert 3

Macarons Are Not The Only Dessert
At least in Montmartre, the “macarons fever” is very recent. Two years ago, it was not part of the offerings of the boulangeries or patisseries in our neighbourhood. Almost overnight late 2009 , every  one of them, big and small, had them. “Tourists keep asking for them,” says my favourite boulanger/patissier as some sort of explanation. ...

Not French Cuisine In Paris 2

Not French Cuisine In Paris
Very recently, somebody asked for more recommendations for budget restaurants in Paris. “Please, not  French cuisine!” was the important condition. As I am also always on the look-out for exotic adventures when it comes to eating out in Paris, I asked Monique and Tom of Discover Paris if they could recommend some, if possible, in ...

Bars at the Butte Montmartre 4

Bars at the Butte Montmartre
We’ve been asked for advice so often by our young studio guests as to what bars we could recommend in the Montmartre area. Not bar goers ourselves, we could only name the ones we’ve been to (1 or 2 times in a year) but which we could not seriously recommend. So, we asked the expert, ...

Hélène’s Paris 2

Hélène's Paris
See Paris through Hélène’s eyes Hélène Loiré was born and raised in Paris and has worked in communications and advertising for over 20 years.  As a side project, she has started to rediscover Paris, exploring and taking photographs with an incredibly fresh eye.  Follow her on Twitter and make sure to check out her photo ...