We have scoured all corners of the city for some great views of Paris over the past few years. Our advice? Skip the Eiffel Tower or even the Arc de Triumph and snag some photos at some of these great spots, for free instead!
View from the Institut du Monde Arabe. Photo Credit: Sandrine L.
1. Patio of the Institut du Monde Arabe
Visiting the Institut du Monde Arabe holds many treasures from beautiful exhibits, delicious Continue reading
For those of you who didn’t know, Friday September 25th 2015 was our 5th year birthday party at Savoir Faire Paris and we most certainly celebrated in style!
We decided to celebrate this special occasion by hosting a party with all of our wonderful clients and the amazing people we work with who have all helped us to get to where we are today! Continue reading
As Autumn is approaching and it’s getting more chilly outside, it’s time to start weening yourself off of those outdoor picnics, and start getting back into the kitchen! We know we have to ease ourselves in slowly so to start off we want to share one our of favourite recipes with you – Gougères.
We all know that the shopping we have in Paris is some of the best in world. People come from all over just to experience the magic that is Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or Rue des Franc Bourgeois. But the real magic lies hidden away in Paris’ various specialty shops. Everything from hats to honey, books to baked goods, here are some of SFP’s favorite specialty shops in Paris.
La Maison du Miel- 24 rue Vignon, 75009
One tradition that has been maintained in France is that the French love honey. It’s a fact. And this fact proves itself when you step inside La Maison du Miel. Immediately the different colors jump out at you (who knew there were so many colors of honey?!), and then, once you walk around and take a closer look, you’ll notice all the different flavors of honey, as well as the incredible attention to detail, down to the adorable honey bee mosaic floor. Continue reading
Located in the heart of the bustling city of Paris is a calm haven of greenery: the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux.
Located on Place Louis Lépine on Île de la Cité facing the ever-dreaded Préfecture de Police and in between the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle chapel, the flower market has Continue reading
Neither are we! Summer in Paris is always full of unique activities, our favorite of which we shared with Wimdu in their feature. From Paris Plages to the péniches, rosé wine, and terrace hopping, the fun never stops! So if you’re like us and you’re not quite ready for la rentrée, here are SFP’s suggestions on how you can prolong your summer in Paris.
Food Trucks and Music
This one has been on SFP’s Event Calendar all summer and is continuing past la rentrée, the unofficial end to summer in Paris. Head over to the docks next to the Parc Andre Citroën in the 15th arrondissement for La Javelle, a food truck festival with a bar, music, and that tangible Parisian-summer ambiance. The food trucks change everyday and vary from lobster rolls to vegan burgers to thaï, so check out the website for the schedule and pick your poison!
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Photo Credit – Yoga Village
When you live and work in a city, life can sometimes get all too much and cause high levels of unwanted stress. We all need to find ways to alleviate that stress and find that down time in the midst of our chaotic lives. Drinking wine is always a great option of course, but for a healthier alternative, yoga is a favourite activity of ours and is one of the best ways to relax the mind, the body and the soul.
This is a guest post by the wonderful Lou in Paris. Originally from the UK, she moved to France in 2009 and works in communications and publishing. We hope you drool over this post as much as we did!
It’s no secret that Paris has some very talented pastry chefs. The French have high expectations and the profession is known for its rigorous training programmes and unsociable working hours.
In my 6 years living here, I have not yet managed to taste everything that the city has to offer. However, I have tested enough to compile this top ten list of French pastry shops, just in case you’re planning to be in Paris in the near future.
This is a guest post by Sara McCarty at Context Travel. They have shared some of their expert advice on some fun new ways to discover the City of Light. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Paris has no dearth of historic jewel-box cinema houses where you can escape the summer heat and take in a film amidst grandeur from a former age.
One such house is La Pagode, a late 19th century gem commissioned by François-Émile Morin, the director of Le Bon Marché department store, as a gift for his wife. The building Continue reading
La Petite Ceinture is a Parisian secret known to few tourists, other than those who do their homework! What was once an abandoned railway has become an incredibly picturesque garden, below street level, circling the urban jungle that is Paris. Between the graffiti and and overgrown grass, La Petite Ceinture, or “little belt,” is way off the beaten path.
La Petite Ceinture was built in 1869 for military purposes, facilitating the shuttling of soldiers between train stations. Trains stopped running along most of la Petite Ceinture in 1934, though one area continued to be used until 1985. It is now full of wild flowers and fauna, with more than 200 species of plants and 70 species of animals.
Most of the railway is off limits, but for those seeking adventure, it is easy to find research on entry points to the abandoned areas. The areas open to pedestrians are accessible at 99 rue Olivier de Serres in the 15th Arrondissement.
There has been a lot of discussion in the past 10 years about whether to open the railway to the public, or keep it off limits and preserve a piece of Parisian history. We love this hidden gem of old Paris. Check it out yourselves and let us know what you think!