Paris - 6/8 - Memorable Movies And Montmartre

Impressions of Montmartre 12

Impressions of Montmartre
A guest post by Cathy Sweeney, a recent visitor to Montmartre First impressions of a place can be disappointing if they don’t match our preconceived notions. My expectations of Montmartre were like the colors, moods and charm of impressionist paintings brought to life, plus scenes from movies filmed there and a dash of 21st century reality. ...

Surprise Du Chef in a Paris Lebanese Restaurant 1

Surprise Du Chef in a Paris Lebanese Restaurant
by Michael Eating out in Paris? Why not try a Lebanese restaurant. It does offer something different. Right after the taboulés had been served, we were waiting for a couple of colourfully dressed, giggly young men in tight trousers coming to our table. Well, hey, that’s what the menu offered! Visiting Paris soon? Be your own ...

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 ...