Paris – Just Hanging Out in Montmartre


To be honest, I've not done much sightseeing in Paris for some time. So on a recent trip, I took a stroll around Montmartre on a late afternoon just to enjoy the sunny day. It was actually really nice just to sit on the steps of the Sacre Coeur, take a look at some of the unique stores and then have a good dinner at Le Coq Rico.

Paris has long been my favourite European city - largely due to my interest in art history - and very much because of its bridges, architecture and its...

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Paris’ Spring Restaurant – Crowd Pleasing

Spring is a popular restaurant in the shadow of the Louvre in Paris. It's dinner degustation was pleasing and wallet friendly and I can see why it has garnered a strong following. While I personally preferred the restaurant David Toutain, it remains nonetheless a place I would recommend friends to try if they don't want the fanfare or cost of a Michelin-starred establishment.

I had read a lot about Spring, so my expectations were fairly high. I was also curious to find out if it was...

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David Toutain – Fun and Fresh French Dining

David Toutain food

Of the restaurants I went to my last trip to Paris, David Toutain is the one that I want to go back to and the one that I have no hesitation in recommending. While the restaurants of Paris’ well known chefs - Joel Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, etc. - remain highlights of any trip to Paris, I find I have an increasing preference for eating food by the younger set. I think it’s partly due to the more casual ambience and less costly menus, but in many ways, I think the food holds a little more...

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