The Marais, Paris

31 May 2010 · 2 comments

Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t go according to plan. Since so many places in Paris are closed on Monday (including a number of museums), spending the day in the Marais district where places are open on Mondays seemed like a good idea. Or so I thought. As I strolled the narrow streets chockablock […]


Tomorrow is my birthday, but since so many restaurants in Paris (like everywhere else) are closed on Mondays, I decided to celebrate a day early. The place I chose is Mon Vieil Ami (My Old Friend) in the heart of the city on the tiny Île Saint-Louis on the Seine River. I had read about […]


This is my third trip to Paris in four years, and I’ve fallen into a new ritual that is turning out to be quite nice. After a long all-night flight (with little sleep), slog through French customs, and haul into Paris and to my hotel, I head to the very chic bistro Le Comptoir du […]