Bohemian Boutiques And Quirky Shops At The Butte 7

Bohemian Boutiques And Quirky Shops At The Butte
Montmartre has become chi-chi the last few years, with media types and tv/movie personalities choosing to have their  “habitation principale” on the Butte. Thus has survived the bohemian spirit in Montmartre that you can imbibe on visiting the independent boutiques that have sprouted in the neighbourhood. Barbara, a Montmartroise herself, presents photos of some of ...

Fine Dining In Montmartre 4

Fine Dining In Montmartre
There aren’t many fine dining establishments in the 18th arrondissement for that special occasion. But they’re there and Kim,  a Montmartroise for the last 7 years, shares her favourite places. A guest post by Kim Laidlaw-Adrey The 18th arrondissement in Paris is a vast and varied neighbourhood, and its diverse range of restaurants reflects its ...

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 ...