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Week in Paris

Week in Paris
Destination(s): Paris

This trip goes through the 'best of' for Paris. It does not yet have a place to eat for each day, but these will come later. With this trip, you should hit most of the big and important sights in Paris and suburbs. Enjoy! read more about Week in Paris... Read More

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in France

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Paris

Funny enough, the most entertaining restaurants in France have very little to do with the local culture and bring all sorts of international influences to the country. So when you make sure you've had your fair share of high class French cuisine, you could turn your attention to these great places with strong characters and excellent food.

Is it a bar? Is it a pub? It's Pub Charly's Bar, a great place for a little bit of everything, from DJ music to sushi and tapas, all in a young and casual atmosphere. The full English experience with darts, beers and live music is to be found at The Cambridge Arms, while the Brazilian Sambahia will even treat you with some after dinner samba. However, if you are looking for a more characteristic French atmosphere, check out the hip Le Mably, a favorite among the best of the local crowds. read more about Top 10 Fun Restaurants in France... Read More

The Art de Vivre

The Art de Vivre
Destination(s): Paris

It’s possible that Paris invented the word luxury. There may be no more magnificent place in the world to indulge in the extravagances of fine living than the City of Lights. For centuries, the well-heeled and glamorous have enjoyed the splendors of the sumptuous city’s art de vivre. And you can be one of them. This guide takes you through one lavish day in Paris. You’ll browse the offerings along the world’s most fashionable street, dine in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants, and experience some of the world’s most famously gorgeous sights. You’ll walk in the footsteps of yesterday’s affluence, enjoy the indulgences of today, and, at the end of it all, lay your head where some of history’s most refined have. Now that’s living the high life. read more about The Art de Vivre... Read More

Top 10 Bars and Clubs in France

Top 10 Bars and Clubs in France
Destination(s): Paris

France really has something for everyone when it comes to bars and clubs, which range from small, decade-old cafes in the bohemian quarters of Paris, to hip and contemporary Lyon clubs and good old Irish pubs that are very successful all over the country. If your budget allows it, you should definitely have a go at one of the clubs in Cannes, with the best DJs and a very posh crowd to take you through the night. One of the best places in Bordeaux is the Spanish Bodega Bodega, which comes with very original decor and great tapas and Sangria - a perfect alternative if you get tired of the local wines or the great Guinness they serve at Le Connemara. A cool Parisian crowd of young artists and hipsters gathers every weekend at the jazzy Caveau de la Huchette, while locals and tourists alike fancy the great atmosphere at Lyon's Q-Boat. read more about Top 10 Bars and Clubs in France... Read More

Art Art Art

Art Art Art
Destination(s): Paris

For those who can't get enough of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and music. read more about Art Art Art... Read More

Ah Paris!

Ah Paris!
Destination(s): Paris

This day can be inserted wholesale or piecewise into a longer trip to Paris. It's a bit of a cliche to come to Paris for the romance, but it's true that the city of lights lends itself to romancing, so enjoy it. read more about Ah Paris!... Read More

Best of Budget Paris - Galleries and Free Booze

Best of Budget Paris - Galleries and Free Booze
Destination(s): Paris

If you are on a budget or just downright broke in Paris... don't worry -- take this list of galleries and head out on a gallery hop. Even the fanciest of galleries are free to walk in and look around and they sport some of the finest in contemporary and modern art. Try to look like you might be buying, you are always better received that way and if you hit the galleries try to hit them on a Thursday night when most exhibitions have their opening nights. Check the websites, many of these openings called 'vernissage' in French are by invite only, but there are plenty that are not and there is always free wine and a variety of snacks. Some galleries with no money have slim pickins' but others have grand buffets. Most on this list are amongst the classier and more well-known of the galleries but literally Paris has hundreds. Rest assured, no one goes hungry for art or wine in Paris on Thursday nights. read more about Best of Budget Paris - Galleries and Free Booze... Read More

Best High End Restaurants in Paris

Best High End Restaurants in Paris
Destination(s): Paris

From truffles à 'gaga' at Michel Rostang tucked away in Paris' bourgeoise, chic 17th Arrondisement to classic French cuisine with a modern touch at Jules Vernes in prime tourist territory at the Eiffel Tower to downstream at La Tour d'Argent in swanky St. Germain -- a dinner for two with a nice bottle of wine at anyone of these Parisain fine restaurants is likely to set you back as much as a round trip ticket from New York, but any trip to Paris wouldn't be complete without at least one dinner 'a la luxe.' So scour the discount airfare site and downgrade from business class and try to book a table at any of these super pricey Parisian culinary wonders. Even vegetarians have a spot on this list - check out L'Arpege. read more about Best High End Restaurants in Paris... Read More

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in France

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Paris

French haute cuisine is a luxury you should be ready to afford if you want your trip to be a complete and memorable experience, because they don't do it anywhere like they do it in France. Reserve a table and dine in the best restaurants with elegant and refined settings, and get ready to be treated like a French aristocrat by knowledgeable and highly trained staff. One of the best traditional choices is Le Chapon Fin, one of the first restaurants to have received a Michelin star back in 1933, but you can also have an excellent meal in a refreshing setting at Le Jardin (The Garden), an ideal summer culinary destination. A hidden gem in Nice is the really tiny Don Camillo Creations, where you are guaranteed some special attention when dining at one of their only 9 tables. read more about Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in France... Read More

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France
Destination(s): Paris

Eating great, affordable meals in France can be a treat and a pleasure if you look in the right places, and you will get to see that French cuisine is not all about pretentious high class restaurants. There are great little bistros with fresh and locally sourced produce that will delight your senses, and the busy, authentic atmosphere will act as the best spice for your meal. Now one of the best shots you have at a delicious, decadent French meal without spending too mush money is Galette de Marie, a genuine crêperie where your biggest problem will be to choose between all the delicious flavors. A legendary Lyon culinary institution is Brasserie Georges 1836, and if you are in Nice you should definitely try the amazing vegetarian Zucca Magica. Whatever your choice, expect busy waiters, friendly locals and great meals in these affordable French eateries. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in France... Read More