Tag: culture


SFP Neighborhood Guide | 11th Arrondissement

The 11th arrondissement has fast become one of the most popular neighborhoods for eating out in Paris. With some famous favourites such as Septime and Pierre Sang, this arrondissement has something for everyone, but with the vast amount of choices it can often be difficult to decide where to go! Allow us to help you explore the 11th like a local, and try out some of our favourite places to eat, drink, shop and stay for a weekend getaway in Paris....

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Autumn Restaurant Round-Up | SFP's Top Picks

Saying goodbye to summer has been particularly difficult this year after the long lasting heatwave we were lucky to get in Paris. Although we are sad to see it go, we are excited at the prospect of eating at some of our favourite restaurants which have opened this year and are much more Autumn appropriate. Cozy up with a plate of delicious food, a glass of full-bodied red wine, and a warming candlelit atmosphere in the following SFP choices for this Autumn....

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Why we Love Paris in August

August in Paris is the only time of the year where you really feel like you have the City of Light all to yourself. The Parisians pack up their bikinis, kids, and dogs, and head to the countryside or down south to the beach. Many restauranteurs and most boulangeries close up for the month, leaving a few select choices for us to enjoy, ultimately making our decision of where to eat out next much easier! Some people are reluctant to spend their summer holiday in Paris during August, and we can understand why......

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SFP's Favorite "no reservation" Restaurants in Paris

In this ever evolving city of light, food and dining out are experiences that the Parisians give high importance to, and we are totally in agreement with that! Of the thousands of restaurants located in Paris, many can be reserved in advance, but equally as many are “walk-ins” with no possibility to reserve. It can definitely be a pain having to queue up for restaurants, hoping to get in for the evening, and truth be told, sometimes you are turned away and have to try your luck another day. However, some of......

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Peonies, Flower Shopping, and Healthy Eating

Allow us to introduce you to Lucia Chauvet, a Parisian born, multilingual foodie, photographer, and adventure-lover. Lucia started her blog, Lucia Talks Pictures, in 2016 with the idea to share her knowledge of food and photography in Paris, from the perspective of a multicultural life. If we could all share one common interest, food is probably the first thing that springs to mind! We are very excited to feature Lucia this week as a guest post on SFP, to have an insight into a couple of her MANY food experiences in Paris.......

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SFP Favourites | Romantic & Intimate Restaurants in Paris

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you some of our favourite intimate and romantic restaurants in Paris. Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, and we have to admit we aren’t really ourselves, anything that gives us the excuse to eat well, try out a new restaurant, or enjoy an intimate dinner with friends and loved ones, is never a bad thing! Check out the following list of some of our favourite restaurants to spend Valentine’s Day in Paris in......

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Hanukkah in Paris

Even though France is now a secular country and prides itself on laïcité (“freedom of conscience”), it has a long history of Roman Catholicism before the French Revolution got rid of a national religion. This means that while there is no official state religion, the majority of its citizens are Catholic, and thus holidays such as Christmas and Easter are celebrated very publicly, with special lights, giant Christmas trees (sapin in French), and Christmas-themed window and building dressings. What you may not know, though, is that France has the third largest Jewish population in the world (after......

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10 Struggles of Living in Paris and How To Solve Them

Having the opportunity to live in Paris is one that we will continue to be appreciative of. It’s not often that you can step out of your front door to the smell of freshly baked goods, the beauty of your usual apartment block and the chicness of the Parisians. These are all things we are very much grateful for and of course help us to fall in love with the city of Paris so easily. However, like anywhere in the world, Paris has it’s ups and its downs. Although the lists of......

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Neighborhood Guide | Belleville

Welcome to Belleville, one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in Paris! This neighborhood, situated in 20th arrondissement along the border of the 19th, started as an independent wine-making village before being occupied by Paris’ many different cultures. First the Armenians, Greeks, and Jews, and later the North Africans, Sub-Saharan Africans, and Chinese, making for quite a melting pot! Here is our neighborhood guide to Belleville: The easiest way to get to this neighborhood is on the Metro line 11 to the Belleville stop, landing you in the middle of Chinatown, steps from......

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As Autumn is approaching and it’s getting more chilly outside, it’s time to start weening yourself off of those outdoor picnics, and start getting back into the kitchen! We know we have to ease ourselves in slowly so to start off we want to share one our of favourite recipes with you – Gougères....

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