Reviews

In Review: The Ice Kube Bar in Paris (Gimmick or Intriguing Night Out?)

Featuring Siberian temperatures, surreal bunker-like surroundings that might remind you of Superman’s icy lair, and a jetset-aspiring clientele, the Ice Kube bar at Paris’ Kube Hotel claims to offer a […]

Inside the 104 (Cent-Quatre), a Vibrant Contemporary Art Hub in Paris

A fascinating and important branch in the Parisian culture scene, the 104 (Le Cent Quatre) is a vast communal art center in Paris’ remote 19th arrondissement. This sprawling artistic hub […]

Lapérouse, one of the most romantic Paris restaurants

Inside Lapérouse, a Romantic Paris Restaurant With History Galore

First opened in 1766 as “La Maison Lapérouse”, this distinguished restaurant and bar situated smack on the banks of the Seine is a favorite spot for well-heeled literary and artistic types. […]

Simulation Monet, Renoir... Chagall. Voyages en Méditerranée - Photo © Lefevre Fine Art Ltd., London - © Bridgeman ImagesSimulation Monet, Renoir... Chagall. Voyages en Méditerranée - Photo © Lefevre Fine Art Ltd., London - © Bridgeman Images

In Review: Atelier des Lumières, The First (All)-Digital Art Museum in Paris

When I first heard that an all-digital art museum and cultural space called the Atelier des Lumières would be opening its doors in Paris sometime in 2018, I was more […]

Tonka bean and chocolate eclair at the patisserie included on the Eating Europe tour. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

In Review: Eating Europe’s “Hip Eats and Backstreets” Tour of Paris

  I’ll start by saying this: If there’s any food tour that you should take on an empty stomach, it’s this one. The “Hip Eats and Backstreets” tour of Paris from […]

All-butter croissants at La Maison d'Isabelle, a Latin Quarter bakery serving some of the best "croissants au beurre" in Paris. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.The all-butter croissants at La Maison d'Isabelle won the top prize for the best croissants in Paris and the surrounding region in 2018. Image: Courtney Traub/All rights reserved.

La Maison d’Isabelle: For Some of The Best Croissants in Paris

One of the great annual rituals of Parisian culture is the awarding of top prizes to local bakers and pastry chefs, who work hard year-round to snag top billing for […]

Some of the Best Crepes in Paris: A Few Favorites

Looking for some decent crepes in Paris? You’re not alone. Crepes are one of the world’s great democratic foods. They’re inexpensive, often portable, and remarkably adaptable, ranging from hearty and simple to lofty and gourmet. They’re also just as easily enjoyed by meat eaters as by vegetarians. In short, they make a meal that few would claim to genuinely dislike (including picky kids).

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