For this week’s blog post we’d like to introduce you to our newest partnership, Widetrip! Widetrip is a new hot site for walking tours with locals that are passionate about the city of Paris. Widetrip caters to all visitors eager to discover a different side of Paris with open and engaging tour guides. Meet real Parisians who are committed to their city and genuinely want to share their passion, expertise, and interests with you. Whether you’re interested in architecture, poetry, social economy, or urban legends, Widetrip has it all, available in French, English, and Spanish. Here’s SFP’s interview with Widetrip’s founders, Nicolas and Manon.
The French have always been known for appreciating the finer things. Foie gras, champagne, tarte tatin, they know how to celebrate life. So what happens when a country known for fine wines produces a wine that is purposely made to be cheap and easy to drink? They drink a lot of it!
Over one million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau are shipped out around the world and are opened at one minute past midnight (per French law!). That’s over 65 million bottles! This accounts for nearly half of the region’s total annual production. But this wine wasn’t always so popular. In fact, it is simply the result of the world’s greatest marketing campaign.
For those of you who didn’t know, Friday September 25th 2015 was our 5th year birthday party at Savoir Faire Paris and we most certainly celebrated in style!
We decided to celebrate this special occasion by hosting a party with all of our wonderful clients and the amazing people we work with who have all helped us to get to where we are today! Continue reading
Neither are we! Summer in Paris is always full of unique activities, our favorite of which we shared with Wimdu in their feature. From Paris Plages to the péniches, rosé wine, and terrace hopping, the fun never stops! So if you’re like us and you’re not quite ready for la rentrée, here are SFP’s suggestions on how you can prolong your summer in Paris.
Food Trucks and Music
This one has been on SFP’s Event Calendar all summer and is continuing past la rentrée, the unofficial end to summer in Paris. Head over to the docks next to the Parc Andre Citroën in the 15th arrondissement for La Javelle, a food truck festival with a bar, music, and that tangible Parisian-summer ambiance. The food trucks change everyday and vary from lobster rolls to vegan burgers to thaï, so check out the website for the schedule and pick your poison!
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Last week, the SFP team was lucky enough to be offered the chance to play the most challenging, intense and exhilarating live escape game in Paris – Hint Hunt. For those of you who have not heard of Hint Hunt, then I urge you to read ahead. After playing the game once you’ll understand why.
Upon our arrival we were greeted at the entrance by the young and super friendly hint hunt team who welcomed us with smiley everyday chitchat whilst we nervously waited for what was to come. Continue reading
There is something magical about the holiday season in Paris and there isn’t a better way to bring out the Christmas spirit than to head to one of the city’s Marchés de Noël, or Christmas Markets.
Christmas markets throughout France originate from the Eastern region of Alsace that has historical roots being traded between France and Germany. The most famous (and largest) Christmas Market in France is in Strasbourg, the capital of the region.
Here in Paris, Christmas Markets tend to pop up throughout the city from mid-November through the holiday season. Below are some of our favorite markets for shopping and spiced vin chaud to warm you up! Continue reading
This past Wednesday, we left the office early and headed to an apartment in the 8th arrondissement to check out a new popup cocktail club called The Chamber brought to you by our friend, Forest, from 52 Martinis.
The concept is a membership where when you sign up you get invited to unique and interesting cocktail-based events created exclusively for members of The Chamber. In addition to exclusive Continue reading
100 Artists, 36 apartments, 31 days, 16 different countries, 9 floors.
This is what makes up the largest collaborative street art exhibit in history: Tour Paris 13. Before the building is torn down in November, street artists from all over the world have used the abandoned building as their canvas. The Mairie du 13ème along with the Galerie Itinerrance have worked together to turn the 4 500m2 into an artistic amusement park. Each artist was given an apartment, floor to ceiling to create their work. The ephemeral exhibit is open to the public throughout October for free.
The down side? The wait. We waited in line for over 4 hours to experience Tour Paris 13 and it is unlikely that the lines will go down. Luckily, La Tour Paris 13 is not just a physical exhibit but also a digital one. On their website you can virtually visit each apartment as well as learn about each artist.
Here are our photos of the building for you to live vicariously through us:
Today marks the start of our Fall giveaway! This October you could win a Longchamp purse or briefcase just by tweeting pictures of Halloween French-Style!
Halloween has become increasingly popular here in France but it is still not easy to find. Snap photos of Halloween sightings throughout France or French-inspired Halloween photos from around the world. We will choose a winner at random on the 31st and they will be sent their choice of Longchamp bag.
Here is what you have to do to participate:
1. Like our Facebook Page
2. Follow us on Twitter
3. Tweet your photos using the following hashtags:
The more photos you post the better chance you have to win! It all starts today!
As we all leave you for the month of August, we conclude our month’s blog posts with an inside look on Paris’ newest development: Les Berges!
Just opened in time for summer, the entire left bank of the Seine stretching from the Pasarelle de Soferino at Musee d’Orsay all the way to Pont de l’Alma has been transformed into a summer oasis of relaxation, food and drinks and sports activities.