Archive for February, 2015


Twirl!

Pirouette is in a free standing building, very unusual for Paris, and is an open loft like space with double height ceilings and windows and a simple décor with warm wood floors, chairs, and tables. The 20-euro formule, entrée and plat, offered only one starter and a choice of beef or fish for main course. […]

Where’s the Burrito?

One of the things we’ve seen a bit of in Paris – which I think will become more prevalent – is bars focusing on a single spirit. A few years back Sherry Butt opened with a leaning towards whisky. And more recently there’s Mabel, the self proclaimed Cocktail Den and Rum Empire, as well as […]

A New Anthology

We talk with author Vicki Lesage about the making of the just-released anthology: That’s Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light.   What brought you to Paris? Newly single and fresh out of a job, I figured—as the French say—why not? So I booked a flight to Paris, planning to stay for […]

Free French Classes in Paris

The Paris Mayor’s Office has added a “Learning French” page to its website with tips on who can take classes and where. Staying in Paris awhile? Check your with your local mayor’s office (each arrondissement has one) for information on free municipal classes. No restrictions on nationality or residence status, but students must be must […]

A Cafe That Does It Differently

The Anti-Café now has three locations in Paris – Beaubourg (4th), Palais Royal (1st) and Les Olympiads (13th) – cozy lounges where you can meet, hang out, use Wifi, play board games, enjoy all-you-can-eat snacks and beverages (or bring your own food and drink), all for just €4/hour or €17 for the full day. There are tables, […]

The Edgier Side of the Flea Market

A banquet for the eyes: antiquated furniture, crate-loads of jewellery, sacred artifacts from across the world, ritzy vintage and couture clothing; marvels that once belonged to another person, another era. These are the sights at the heart of the St Ouen marché aux puces, a popular flea market located in the poorer area of north […]

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