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Three Must-Visit Paris Christmas Markets for Foodies

When you visit Europe at Christmas, you may be struck by what appears to be a discernible lack of Christmas joy — from an American perspective, at any rate. There is very little Christmas music in supermarkets and restaurants, and while you’ll see twinkle lights nearly everywhere in Paris, the décor tends to start and ...

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Dining in France Demystified: 5 Helpful Tips for Dining in France

You may think that dining in France is much like eating out in any country. Walk into a restaurant, ask for a menu, order, eat, pay, leave. And yet if you’re used to American restaurants, there are a few things about the French system that might strike you as odd. Never fear; with this guide, you’ll […]

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Thanksgiving in Paris

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris can seem like a contradiction in terms. And yet whether you’re an expat living in Paris for the long haul or a tourist who doesn’t want to miss out on the traditional festivities, there are a few things you can do to make sure that Turkey Day stays true to its name, […]

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The Insiders Guide to French Wine Gifts for the Holidays

Offering French wine gifts (besides a wine tour!) during the Holiday season is an idea whose time has arrived. Whether as a gift or for a special occasion, your thoughtfulness will be hailed by the lucky recipient! Our Top French Wine Gifts Sparkling Wines: For a fine sparkling wine, you might choose an Albrecht Brut NV […]

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Top Paris Fondue Restaurants

As winter approaches, those of us in the States might be getting ready for warm chicken soup or cinnamon-spiced cider. If you travel to Paris, fondue restaurants should be on your bucket list, especially during the colder months.  That is the time when Parisians enjoy mass quantities of melted cheese in the form of fondue, raclette ...

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(Video) How to Pronounce French Wine Terms

Do you ever find yourself struggling to pronounce certain French words, while at dinner or traveling? In this video we show you how to pronounce French wine terms like a pro, so you’ll never be shy about ordering that bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape again. This is Pierre Bernasse with French Wine Explorers and this […]

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Dining in Paris, Belle Époque Style

When you imagine dining in Paris, do you imagine tuxedoed waiters, wood paneling and mirrored walls? You’re probably thinking of Belle Epoque Paris, and not without good reason – the beginning of the 20th century in Paris was a period characterized by optimism, advancement and prosperity. This golden age in Paris’ history created ...

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French Fruit Brandy & Cordials

Fine dining doesn’t end at the dessert course. If Armagnac or Cognac is being served, your guests have a further treat in store. But have you tried festive French fruit brandy, another range of after dinner drinks, to savor with your coffee? Fruit brandy (often called eaux-de-vie) are colorless and full of flavor. They are […]

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Top 5 Paris Steak Frites

Finding the best Paris steak frites has become a minor obsession of ours. France is famous for refined cuisine, for sauces and pastries and dishes that require a specific fork. But the fact remains that some of the most beloved French dishes are the simplest: croque monsieur, oeuf mayo, steak-frites. The latter is exactly what […]

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Guide to French Fall Wines

Fall is a time when the grapes in France hang heavy on the vine, surrounded by leaves of ochre and crimson, anticipating the harvest. It is also the perfect time to enjoy some more full-bodied wines after the lighter wines of summer. Here are some recommended fall wines to be enjoyed on a crisp, breezy […]

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