It was a gorgeous but very, very cold week in Paris. I had a lot of work to catch up on following my trip to the Loire Valley, but managed to carve some time out on Wednesday to visit the Salon International de l’Agriculture with my friend Emily. It’s almost like a French version of a state fair, although without rides and games. We got up close and personal with beautiful animals, including enormous cows, and checked out the various food booths. There were regional specialties from all around France and many gave out free samples if you were willing to wait. They also had an entire international food section. It was super crowded which you have to anticipate going into it, but if you’re in town while it’s going on it would be a fabulous foodie activity and great place to shop for goodies to bring home. Some of my favorites from Weekend Links Week 10 include a list of new stores, restaurants, and exhibits in Paris, a list of 110 French dog names (of course), and a look at immigrant women leading France’s creative scene. Enjoy!
Weekend Links Week 10
The Newest and Coolest Stores, Restaurants and Art Exhibits in Paris
Guy Savoy, Lauded as World’s Best Chef, Loses Michelin Star
120 Artists Denounce a New EU Sales Tax That Will Cause Art Prices to Soar in France
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla Will Make Their First State Visit to France and Germany
How Gas From Texas Becomes Cooking Fuel in France
The Best Hotels in the South of France
The Myth That ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’ Is Both Wrong and Harmful
Paris’ Oldest Café Was A Regular Thomas Jefferson Hangout
The Paris Café Historically Frequented By Literary Icons
Three Heroines of the French Resistance
The Best Lille Hotels for a Trip to the Underrated French City. Lille is so easy to get to from Paris. We stayed at Clarance Hôtel and loved the proximity to Vieux-Lille.
Alfred Hitchcock Filmed One of His Classics at This Historic French Villa. Now It Can Be Yours for $3.8 Million.
The Best Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
From Paris to the Côte d’Azur, Immigrant Women Are Leading France’s Creative Scene
Dinner at the “Best Kept Secret of Paris” Clarins’ Latest Launch
A Culinary Tour of France, With Dominique Crenn as Your Host
22 Recipes We Know ‘Emily In Paris’ Would Be Putting On Instagram
The Giambattista Valli Collection Pays Homage To Napoleon’s First Wife Josephine
How a 19th-Century French Workman’s Jacket Became a Modern Staple
An Ambassador Of French Design, Tristan Auer Embraces A Made-To-Measure Approach
Inside The Parisian Hotel Where James Joyce Finished Ulysses. I mentioned this in last week’s Weekend Links, but it really is of my favorite hotels in Paris. If you book directly through me you’ll receive complimentary breakfast, a VIP welcome in your room, a room upgrade if available on arrival, early check-in / late check-out upon availabilities on the arrival and departure day and a $100 credit depending on the length of your stay.
France Is Home To More Than 1,200 Cheeses, Literally
Home of the Week: This $49 Million Glass Villa in France’s Côte d’Azur Is Like Living in a Luxury Greenhouse
110 French Dog Names Because Everything Sounds Better in French
Bill Nighy Answers the Proust Questionnaire. My friend gave me The Proust Questionnaire. When we have people come over it’s fun to ask them to fill it out!
I hope you enjoyed week 10 of Weekend Links! I’d love to hear which articles about France were your favorites. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment below. Bon week-end à toutes et à tous!