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G Detou near the the rue Montorgueil on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: A day in and around the rue Montorgueil (75002, Paris)

Disclosure: I received a small discount on my Vacation in Paris apartment rental in exchange for a writeup about my experience and a post about my most recent trip. You can read about a few of my favourite Paris markets on the Vacation in Paris blog. Long-time readers will know that I lived for a […]

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The Only Street in Paris cover

Book review: The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

I think we all have an “only street”.  Where everyone feels like family, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It’s the street  where you can buy everything you need, access any service you could wish for. It’s like a condensed version of your city.  My “only street” here in Toronto is Roncesvalles Ave.  We define […]

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Denise Acabo at L'Etoile d'Or in Paris on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: A l’étoile d’or (Paris)

I first learned about Denise Acabo’s famed Paris chocolate store, L’Etoile d’Or from David Lebovitz a couple of years ago when a gas explosion in the basement of the building destroyed the shop.  An extraordinary chocolate shop carrying the likes of Henri Le Roux caramels, Bonnat and Bernachon (the only Paris address to carry the […]

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Au Petit Versailles du Marais on Urban Adventures Gourmet Marais on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Checking out the “Gourmet Marais” with Urban Adventures

Ok, so you know what a huge fan of Paris walking tours I am and it’s been a while since I took one… On my recent trip, I was thrilled to be invited to check out Urban Adventures’ latest tour offering – the Gourmet Marais.  The Marais is one of my favourite neighbourhoods to wander […]

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Fat Tire Bike tours on Pont Alexandre III on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Paris by Bike with Fat Tire Tours

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know what a huge fan of Paris walking tours I am. I’ve covered a lot of ground with a lot of different companies and I always learn something new, no matter what tour I go on.  Over the years, though, I can’t tell […]

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making a wish to return to paris at kilometre zero on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Paris walking tours

Over the years, I’ve come to realise that one of my favourite ways to discover a city is to take a guided tour, preferably right at the start of my stay, so I can get my bearings and make notes of places I want to go back to!  “Guided tour” you say? Yes, yes, but […]

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