Monthly Archives: April 2014


As spring approaches, all we want to do is go see the flowers blossom and picnic in beautiful gardens.  Sure everyone’s heard of the Tuileries and Luxembourg gardens, but what about checking out some of the lesser known and equally stunning spots in Paris? We’ve compiled a few of our favorite hidden gardens in Paris.  Don’t forget to grab the baguette and bottle of wine before you mosey on over. Le Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil : Located on the Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil, the Serres d’Auteuil garden is a haven of exotic......

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After Lockwood opened at the beginning of last year, people couldn’t get enough of the new multi-dimensional space. Coffee shop, lunch, apéro (or ‘aperitivo’ as they call it) and hip cocktail bar all in one! Parisian’s flocked to this new location and it seems to have sparked the opening of two new spots in the 11th arrondissement. Recently opened on Rue de la Folie Mericourt, Café Chilango is open for breakfast, lunch and coffee throughout the day serving up coffee from Cafe Lomi on their Marzocco and granola, cakes...

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We all know Paris is old. The city is brimming with ancient art and architecture, some dating back more than a millennium. Here is our top ten list of the places in Paris that have stood the test of time. 1. The Oldest House The house of Nicolas Flamel, a famed alchemist who claimed to have found the Philosopher’s Stone, was built in 1407 at 51 rue de Montmorency in the 3rd arrondissement. The house, with tavern at ground level still stands and was restored in 2007. Métro: Etienne Marcel (line 4)......

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The young and old, rural and cosmopolitan all agree: A perfect Summer evening is spent in the company of good friends around a game of pétanque, glass of Pastis in hand. Walk five minutes in any direction in Paris in July and you’ll find a round of boules in full swing and picnic in tow. If you’re new to the sport, fret not, we’ve got you covered here in our guide to Paris pétanque.   The Necessities • A set of  6 hallow metal boules and the little wooden cochonnet. • A hard dirt......

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Over at Savoir Faire Paris, we are always looking for fun activities in Paris for our clients. That is why when we were invited to try a cooking class at one of Paris’  English-speaking cooking schools by a friend one Saturday morning we enthusiastically attended! Located deep in Montmartre, Cook’n With Class is a fun, unpretentious, laid back cooking school with two beautiful, fully equipped kitchens. Their friendly staff helps you with your reservation and sends you detailed directions on how to find their location....

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  Paris is arguably the most visited city in the world. Warmer weather brings with it droves of tourists. What this often means for locals is crowded streets, a cramped métro, and English spoken everywhere. Parisians are used to tourists but you often hear the same complaints tourist season after season. Here is our list of the 10 best ways...

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Coretta is the cosmopolitan creation of Mexican born chef Beatriz Gomez and her husband Matthieu Marcantin, as well as Jean Francois Pantaléon in the up and coming Batignolles neighborhood of Paris.  The contemporary French restaurant brings both simplicity and elegance to the 17th. With a two floor set up that overlooks the Martin Luther King park, this spot is appropriately named after MLK’s wife, Coretta.  On the first floor you’ll find the open kitchen and half of the tables, while upstairs you’ll find the rest which sit below twinkly lighting, white marble, and light......

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Nestled behind the Mayor’s offices in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris stands the Carreau du Temple. This building and the site it occupies are rich in history, which is why the plan to raze the place in the 1970s for a parking lot went down in flames. Community action saved the monument from destruction and decades of planning have given us the exquisite multi-purpose cultural center that opened last month.   The Site The Carreau du Temple owes its name to the Templar Knights of Pariswho constructed their European headquarters on this land in......

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