Le Temps des Cerises – A Popular Marais Bistrot

Le Temps de Cerises

Le Temps des Cerises is a Marais Restaurant with Interesting and Good Food: Le Temps des Cerises is another of our neighbourhood Marais bistrot-wine bar and one that is very popular with locals and tourists alike. No matter what time of day, morning, lunch or dinner, there are always customers hanging around this Marais restaurant. […]

Père-Lachaise – The World’s Most Visited Cemetery

Père-Lachaise Cemetery

A Visit to Père-Lachaise, the World’s Most Famous Cemetery: With more than two million visitors a year, Père-Lachaise is said to be one of the most visited cemeteries in the world and this afternoon, as the rain storm cleared away, we made our way to 20th arrondissement in the east of Paris. The main entrance […]

An Excellent Airport Transfer by Paris-Shuttle

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Charles de Gaulle – Paris Airport Shuttle: For our arrival in Paris, I wanted to book a shuttle from Charles de Gaulle Airport to our apartment in the Marais district. It’s been a few years since we’ve travelled to Paris and the Viator shuttle that we would normally use only delivers passengers to hotels and […]

A Fascinating Visit to the Paris Chocolate Museum

Paris chocolate museum

The Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Has 4,000 Years of Cocoa History: We normally wouldn’t have gone to a chocolate museum like the Musée Gourmand du Chocolat as on the surface, it seems like something that’s been created just for tourists.  However, it was one of the free attractions in our Paris Pass and so we called […]

Paris by Arrondissement – 2e Arrondissement

Galerie Vivienne

Paris 2nd Arrondissement is Home to the Historic Paris Bourse and the Banking Sector: Located on the right bank of the Seine River, the 2e arrondissement or 2nd arrondissement is home to the historic Paris Bourse and a large number of bank and airlines head offices, making this Paris district primarily a business zone. 2nd […]

La Vallée Village – A Chic Paris Designer Outlet

Chic Outlet Shopping

Bargain-Hunting for Designer Fashion at La Vallée Village: Tuesday was shopping day for us and the plan was to head for one of the shopping outlets in Paris. We’ve heard a lot about Chic Outlet’s La Vallée Village and thought that it was time for us to check out the bargains for designer fashion at […]

Calle 24 – A Cuban Bistrot in the Heart of the Marais

Calle 24, Marais

For a Taste of Cuban, Calle 24 is a Bistrot that Serves Tapas: When Tony suggested a casual tapas dinner at Calle 24, I was all for it. Just the mention of tapas was enough to secure my buy-in as we both love tapas, and it’s a nice change from French cuisine. Calle 24, at […]

Dinner at the Vins des Pyrénées, a Marais Restaurant

Vins des Pyrenees

Vins des Pyrénées – A Traditional Bistrot in the Heart of the Marais: Vins des Pyrénées is a bistrot that’s just three minutes walk from our Marais apartment. Olivier, the owner of our apartment recommended this bistrot to us, saying that the wine is very good and that he often dines here when he is […]

The Ladurée Macaron Craze

Ladurée macaroons

Are Ladurée Macarons the Best of French Macarons: Ladurée is a patisserie that is famous the world over for its macarons. For a long time, we never did understand the craze for these colourful French macarons. On previous visits to Paris, when we’ve seen queues of people lining up to get into the Ladurée cafes, […]

Paris by Arrondissement – 1er Arrondissement

Louvre Museum

Paris 1er Arrondissement: Located on the right bank of the Seine, the 1èr arrondissement or 1st arrondissement is the geographical centre of Paris and this is where many of the Paris monuments and landmarks are located. The 1èr arrondissement is one of the smaller Paris districts by area, but in terms of tourist attractions, it […]