Tag: paris

How to make Duck Confit at Home
Last year I was meandering around a Parisian market in Saint Germain. The clientele at this market were virtually all French as many tourists opt for the Aligre a little further north of the Seine. Small stalls set up selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, fish,...

Banh Mi, Rue Descartes, Paris

banh mi paris
Baguettes are synonymous with Paris but usually filled with something like ham or cheese. Not roasted pork, cucumber, sriracha sauce and mayonnaise. At Banh Mi on the Rue Descartes, just before the famous Rue Mouffetard, you can pick up a baguette inspired by a little journey further...

Carl Marletti Paris

carl marletti paris
The sheer choice of patisseries and boulangeries across Paris can be overwhelming. This is, after all, the home of cake. From the humble and traditional to the fancy and upmarket, Paris has it all.  At the very end of...
Afternoon Tea at Ginza Onodera, London
When it comes to Afternoon Tea, the options in London are simply overwhelming. Many places offer various different menus and styles but none are quite as unique as Ginza Onodera. A Japanese style of Afternoon Tea is available here and we would be heading along to try...
trocadero paris
I have always been more word-orientated than numerical. This is a huge advantage when it comes to travelling. As I have hopped from country to country, I have endeavoured to learn at least a few basic words and phrases.

Aligre Market

marche d'aligre paris
One of the most famous markets in the entire city and one of the largest, The Aligre Market sits proudly in the Bastille neighbourhood of Paris. Every day Parisians and tourists alike flock to this produce market in search of some of the best fresh food around. The Aligre is...
Jardin de Tuileries Christmas Market 2018
There are markets and there are markets. Christmas in Paris is something completely magical - even more so if you are lucky enough to find yourself at The Louvre where the nearby Jardin de Tuileries Christmas Market is in full swing - and this is some market.

Laduree, Piccadilly

Laduree, London
French patisseries are a common sight in London. Many of the top names now have establishments dotted around the capital like vanilla seeds in a creme patissiere. Laduree is one such luxury boutique just inside Burlington Arcade in plush Piccadilly. The window display here is enough to entice any owner...
la defense christmas market 2018 paris
Somewhere under that big hovering square arc sits a Christmas market that seems to increase in size each year. This is La Defense Christmas Market, a little further from the centre of Paris but well worth the journey by metro or RER. A village of around 350 stalls is...

La Marine

la marine paris canal saint martin
Paris is an expensive city, no question. Where can you enjoy a quality French meal without breaking the bank? Well, there is hope in the form of the Prixe-Fixe menu at La Marine beside the Canal St-Martin. Lunchtime in Paris is arguably the best time to enjoy a proper bistro...
La Terrasse at Galeries Lafayette, Paris
The most famous department store in Paris with a free view across the city? This is Galeries Lafayette complete with Christmas decorations and the not-so-well-known roof terrace giving a free panoramic view across central Paris. Galeries Lafayette is easily reachable by the metro to either Opera or Chausee d’Antin La...