With the arrival of cooler temperatures in Paris I have to admit I’ve been daydreaming a bit about fall and winter menu changes and some of my favorite dishes. I thought it would be the perfect time to share my top five classic French restaurants in Paris (it’s hard for me to limit my picks, I could easily make a list of 50). The restaurants within all hit the marks for excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
As a part of the European Heritage Days yesterday I decided to visit the Assemblée Nationale. In France the European Heritage Days are called the Journées du Patrimoine. Every September there’s one weekend where places normally not open to the public are open and free. From the rose garden to the stunning interior spaces, I thought the Assemblée Nationale was perfect.
Paris has been gorgeous (although a little hot) this week. I think it’s about to come to a screeching halt with the official arrival of fall next week. I’m ready to put away my summer clothes and dare I say I’m even excited for a week of rain. Or at least I think I am. This week’s Five Friday Finds from France features French history and culture online courses, a collaboration between Dumbo and Septime, an upcoming Chanel Beauty exhibit in Paris, another margarita in Paris and more!
Last week both on my Instagram and during the OuiPlease takeover I did a little “ask me anything” which was such a blast. I want to make these Q&A’s a more regular thing on Instagram. I’ve had several requests to compile all of the moving to France and getting a visa related questions for future reference, so here you go!
Last week as a part of my OuiPlease Instagram takeover I shared my idea of a perfect day on the Left Bank. This day was shopping-centric and I included a mini Rue du Bac guide with some of my favorite shops and what to buy. I wanted to focus on this part of Paris because I think it’s a great area to consider staying in whether at a hotel or in an apartment to get a taste of real life in Paris.