Tag: Montmartre


SFP Neighborhood Guide | Montmartre

Welcome to cozy Montmartre! The star of many films about Paris, home to local legends and the famous staircases you see all over Instagram, Montmartre is often overlooked as a strictly tourist destination. As a resident of this eccentric neighborhood, I can assure you it would be a mistake to walk away after just seeing the Sacré Cœur! It can be easy to get intimidated by the hoards of tourists and aggressive street vendors in front of the famous church, but once you step away from the tourist madness, you’ll discover a calm......

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Our Paris Bucket List

Ask anyone who has been to Paris, someone who came to visit, or someone who lived here for years and years, and we guarantee they’ll all say they wish they had done “x” or didn’t have the time to do “y.” Well, we’re going to give you our tourist bucket list, as well as an insider bucket list, of everything you should try to do before you leave Paris. How many can you cross off already?...

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How well do you know Paris?

As this is our last blog post before la rentrée, we thought we would mix things up a bit and create a quiz to test your knowledge on Paris. If you’ve lived in Paris for a few years and have kept up to date with our blog posts, this quiz should be a walk in the park.   Paris is a wonderful city to live in, and there is always something new to discover. We are constantly amazed and pleasantly surprised at the new facts and quirks we learn about the city......

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We all know that the shopping we have in Paris is some of the best in world. People come from all over just to experience the magic that is Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or Rue des Franc Bourgeois. But the real magic lies hidden away in Paris’ various specialty shops. Everything from hats to honey, books to baked goods, here are some of SFP’s favorite specialty shops in Paris. La Maison du Miel- 24 rue Vignon, 75009 One tradition that has been maintained in France is that the......

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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.......

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Ever feel like zipping through Paris and all of its glorious sites in your own electric car? Well we did with TwizTour and thought we would share our experience with you. A Twizy is a cute blue electric car with an individually tailored GPS tour of Paris, based on duration of time and sites you want to see. Valentina and Fanny run this unique boutique electric car tour company located at Port de Suffren beneath the Eiffel Tower and are super sweet and helpful....

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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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A crêpe is to Paris what pizza is to New York City.  Crêperies can be found in every corner and on virtually every street.  There are several areas around the city where the concentration is particularly high and crêperies line the streets.  How in the world does one choose!!  As a historically indecisive person, I’ve been faced with this same dilemma.  Allow we to shed some light on a few nuggets of information that may aide in at least knowing what to look for and what you want.  C’est parti!...

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