Category Archives: Paris restaurants

Macaron Daze in Paris

Several weeks before our recent trip to Paris, I had a sudden brainwave: Since daughter Anne loves cakes and pastries so much, why don’t we all take a baking class while we’re in the capital of pâtisserie? (I’ll admit that … Continue reading

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A short stroll up a favourite Paris street

Over the years as we visited Paris, my wife Jan and I developed a special affinity for the 7th arrondissement — the district below the Seine and to the west of the busier 5th and 6th. The 7th is home … Continue reading

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Bastille Day, Paris: morning, noon and night

This past Sunday, July 14, all of Paris celebrated Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, and we were there. Not always in exactly the right spot, mind you, but there. After our somewhat disappointing dinner at the Michelin-starred Shang Palace on … Continue reading

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Chinese dinner in Paris — Dim sum? No, a dim star

The prime reason  for our recent weekend trip to Paris (which I began describing in yesterday’s posting) was to see our great friends Alix and Larry on Sunday, before they headed off on a follow-the-Tour-de-France adventure. But my wife Jan … Continue reading

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Encore une fois — Part II (French)

I’ve taken a long break from blogging because of a serious outbreak of fun (successive visits by Toronto friends Keith and Kathy, closely followed by Dave and Donna) and then a burst of work assignments. Now it’s back to Radio … Continue reading

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Encore une fois — Part I (Thai)

Today, we travel back in time a couple of weeks, and also 14 years. Our tale begins with the planning of our recent journey to Paris to celebrate my wife Jan’s birthday on Friday, Sept. 7. Somehow, the time seemed … Continue reading

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People-watching at Parisian cafés

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming, concerning our recent trip to Paris. We apologize for the interruption caused by yesterday’s posting on lunch at Le Pont de l’Ouysse, but we figured that you’d agree that our feast was … Continue reading

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Train picnicking

One of our Canadian friends who is about to travel on French trains for the first time  wanted to know about having a picnic on the train. He emailed me to ask whether you can, for instance, have wine. Bien … Continue reading

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Paris on the run

We’re now back in Daglan after a two-day, one-night trip to the City of Light to see   Toronto friends Michael and Anna — Michael having just finished a bicycle tour that shadowed the Tour de France through the Alps (and … Continue reading

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A lunch in Paris

In Paris last week, with good friends Keith and Kathy, we were determined to do some serious eating. For Saturday lunch, we chose Hélene Darroze, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the 6th, not far from the apartment we had rented. For … Continue reading

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