Browsing All posts tagged under »french restaurants«

Amsterdam like a local

February 23, 2015


My first trip to Amsterdam was in my early twenties and is possibly one of the best weekends, ever. Not that any of us can remember that much of it. And I have been back on business a number of times. Even sneaking off one weekday afternoon to visit the Anne Frank House (touristy yes, […]

Lyon, and west to St Genix, St Pierre de Chartreuse and Cremieu

January 31, 2015


I hate New Year. Planned fun never quite works out and on NYE you pay twice as much to be surrounded by ten times more people. Bah humbug. So I escaped to Lyon where some friends have bought a ramshackle manor house that they are doing up (and I suspect will continue to do so for […]

Paris: Richard Lenoir and surrounds

January 26, 2014


I’ve been back in Paris of a few months, staying just to the east of the Marais off Boulevard Richard Lenoir in the 11th arrondissement which has become my new favourite area to hangout (and not just because I am lazy). For ‘typical French’ (i.e. the first stop for visitors coming to stay) Les Galopins has become […]

The Fabulous Parisian Tenth Arrondissement, and surrounds

March 3, 2013


My last four years in Paris have mainly been in the tenth arrondissement and I've fallen in love. Over the last year or two it's started to become gentrified, and as a result some fabulous food options have been popping up.Here are my top tips for this fabulous neighbourhood...

Haute Marais

August 8, 2010


I have just spent a few weeks in Paris and have discovered that a whole load of new cafes and bars have sprung up in what used to be a bit of a run down area. It’s by the Marie III and rue Dupuis. I spent a delightful day with friends discovering a few places […]

St Emilion, France

July 1, 2010


Last week I stopped by St Emilion enroute to stay with some friends in the Dordogne and quite honestly, I fell in love. With the town that is. It’s a small pretty town that has kept it’s old French Character and (mostly importantly) which has some fabulous wines. And being just a 15minute drive from […]

Polidor, Paris (5th)

April 8, 2010


An ex colleague has recently moved within Paris and is now by Cluny la Sorbonne, in the 5th arrondissement. I am delighted as I don’t know this area very well. I (wrongly) associate the fifth with St Michel, hoards of tourists and fan restaurants, but there is so much more. We tried to go to […]