24 hours in: Paris

24 hours in: Paris

It’s impossible not to love Paris. It may not be off the tourist track, but it’s still packed with hidden gems that could take days, weeks, months or even years to explore. (#localsknow hint: if you want to get the fast-track on seeing the best of the city, we can...

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5 best neo-bistrots in Paris

5 best neo-bistrots in Paris

Neo-bistrots are part of a new culinary trend in Paris, launched by young-handsome-tattooed-bearded-hipster chefs, who are trying to reinvent the French classic in a more contemporary and less conservative way. Using fresh and seasonal sourced ingredients, creating interesting combination of flavours, and bringing up to date forgotten ancient vegetables or...

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The best classic bistros in Paris

The best classic bistros in Paris

A popular legend claims that the world bistro (or bistrot) comes from the Russian word bistro (быстро), introduced by Russian soldiers during the occupation of Paris in 1814, following the Napoleonic wars. The story goes that the soldiers would use the word to instruct Parisian café owners to serve them their drinks...

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