Top 5 bistros in Paris

Top 5 bistros in Paris

Bistros are not anything unusual, and they can be found practically anywhere in the world's cities and towns. But few people know that bistros were invented by Parisians. As as with most things, the best bistros can be found in their hometown, the city of love, Paris. The Parisian bistros was a small restaurant serving affordable homecooked meals, evolved in the basement of boarding houses. Today, the bistro has kept its cozy and familiar atmosphere, but not always the simplicity and affordabili... [ read more ]

The most interesting traditional French dishes

The most interesting traditional French dishes

French cuisine is famous worldwide, and countless upscale restaurants compete when it comes to producing the daintiest, tastiest, most exquisite French dishes. But traditional French cuisine can be quite different from what you find on your plate at an expensive restaurant. Instead of the small, intricate portions that you usually get in these restaurants, the traditional dishes served up by small, family restaurants or local eateries are heartier and sometimes even stranger than their upsca... [ read more ]

A short guide to Alsace

A short guide to Alsace

Studying the history of Alsace would probably be a nightmare for school kids. This region (currently belonging to north-western France) has changed hands so many times between France and Germany throughout history that its culture became completely unique. When you're traveling through Alsace, you'll wonder whether you're in France, in Germany or something else altogether! Suffice to say, Alsace is one of the most interesting and picturesque regions of France. It is a place of extraordinary beau... [ read more ]

Things to do in Brittany

Things to do in Brittany

Brittany, or Bretagne in French, is a beautiful region which has played a very important part in the history of the 20th century. For more than a millennium, Brittany's history had something to do with a struggle for independence. Even today, Bretons are a fiercely independent bunch, who take pride in every little bit of their cultural heritage, customs and traditions. All around France, Breton art and culture is appreciated, but of course, the best place to enjoy it is in Brittany. But there ar... [ read more ]