As a regular feature on this site, we plan to post brief information about some of our favorites in France and in the States: talented people, beautiful shops, our picks for places to grab a bite or raise glass, and lovely boutique hotels which we discover. Allons-y!
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summer — “Must-Visit” Restaurants in the City of Lights!
Dateline: Paris, Treize au Jardin, La Rive Gauche
Our absolute favorite spot for a delicious and comforting meal, a relaxing beverage, and a touch of home, Treize (French for 13, or baker’s dozen) is tops on our « must visit » list in Paris! South Carolina native and long-time Paris resident, Laurel Sanderson, turns out Southern culinary favorites and mouth-watering desserts, while the Swedish-born Kasia von Sydow keeps the cocktail creations fresh and satisfying any time of the day or evening. With the bi-lingual greeting, “Bienvenue, Y’all!” prominently displayed on a front wall, the warmth and hospitality instantly embrace you. A winning combination you will return to time and again!
With an unsurpassed view of the Eiffel Tower across the Seine, Chez Francis is perfectly positioned to offer an unforgettable meal, snack or cocktail on Paris’s Right Bank. From first-time visitors to seasoned travelers, visitors to Chez Francis consistently enjoy the charm of its sidewalk cafe, the warmth of its interior dining experience, and the people-watching opportunity in one of the city’s chicest neighborhoods. We recommend the soupe a l’onion and the salmon, or just “une coupe” of champagne on a busy afternoon!
Dateline: Paris, Le Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre
A cab or Metro ride from the heart of Paris, Montmartre offers a sweeping vista of the city below from the steps of the iconic Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. The basilica’s vast interior, side chapels and intricate stained glass windows exude a sense of permanence and quiet amidst the bustle of Paris. Just a short walk down the hill from the church is the much-loved dining spot, Le Moulin de la Galette, famous for its celebrity and artist clientele since its inception. Reserve a lunch table on the small inner courtyard under tree limbs and trailing vines, and linger over French favorites from the kitchen and wine cellar. Santé!