Archive for March, 2016

Make Some Money and Have Some Fun on Long Commutes Around Paris

One key quality of a reputable and organized betting site is that it gives you many excellent options. With a large number of mobile and Web-based casino games to choose from, you will definitely find the one that is just right for you. Trying to make a few hundred bucks on the side while on […]


Why do the French make omelets with just one egg? Because one egg is un oeuf!

Why Do the French Like Easter?

Because it’s a bonne idée.

42 Things I Love About Paris

Here’s a blast from the past…an album I posted on The Paris Blog in 2009! With a little time on my hands today, I sifted through my photos and made an album of the 42 Things I Love About Paris. If you have a similar album somewhere, send me the link and I will post […]

Discount Dining in the Marais

The oldest covered market in the city (dating from the 1600s), this small market-cum-outdoor restaurant in the Haut Marais area (in the 3rd arrondissement), the Marche des Enfants Rouges sells both individual ingredients AND ready-to-eat cuisine from all over the world. Studded among the traditional food stands are a variety of stalls offering Moroccan, Italian, […]

And You Think Your Flat is Small

Measuring just a little over 1meter wide, 3 meters long and 5 meters high, the property at 39 Rue du Chateau d’Eau is the smallest building in Paris. But how did it get there and what purpose does it serve today? As is often the case in such examples, the origin of this property seems […]

A Watering Hole Open 7/7

Le Medusa, in the 11th arrondissement, has a few other fun facets in addition to its 7×7, 6pm opening hours. It’s a fun neighborhood watering hole that’s attracting a crowd of young Frenchies favoring the 5.50-euro pints on tap. But it’s not just about cheery beer prices and a light, bright, non-chichi décor. This place […]

Iris Brings Advanced Style to Paris

You know you’ve made it to the big time when Le Bon Marche dedicates an exhibition on the main floor and its window displays to you. Style doyenne and fashion superstar Iris Apfel, the toast of the town no matter where she goes, has landed after being absent from Paris for over 10 years. The […]

Those Unusual French Regional Flags

The Corsican Flag is one that Americans often mistake for some sort of terrorist or freedom fighter flag (you usually see it in Paris at Corsican food stands in the market). It’s a testa di Moru, or black Moor’s Head with a white bandana, the official emblem of Corsican independence in 1755, but dating back […]

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