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Sugar Daze – American Cupcakes in Paris

Sugar Daze – American Cupcakes in Paris

It might seem strange to find an ‘American’ Cupcake review on Smarter ‘Paris’, but there is some logic! We are all about sharing insiders’ tips…
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Just outside Paris – Parc de Sceaux

Just outside Paris – Parc de Sceaux

To us, the Parc de Sceaux always used to mean  “Cherry Blossom Picnics”, but it is so much more than that! Situated to the south…
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What to do on a Rainy day in Paris

What to do on a Rainy day in Paris

  As is the case for much of Northern Europe, it is pretty fair to say that Paris doesn’t get consistently sunny skies for days…
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Know your starters

Know your starters

  Known as “Entrées” or “Hors d’oeuvre”, these are the first part of your multi-course meal. Depending on how much time you have at hand…
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Know your main courses

Know your main courses

  Choosing your main course (your “Plat principal”) can be overwhelming, with lots of choice and  new vocabulary. Here are some of the most common…
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Know your desserts

Know your desserts

  In French, dessert is pronounced day-sair with an ‘s’ sound, as opposed to the English pronunciation with a ‘z’ sound. It has to be…
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Luxury in Paris

Luxury in Paris

  Paris has a well earned reputation for style and luxury. Since the Renaissance period, Paris has been the capital of fashion, shining with glamour…
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The art of coffee in Paris

The art of coffee in Paris

  Coffee is at the heart of Parisian lifestyle. If you want to experience Paris’s famous cafe culture like a local, you need visit one…
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Saint-Germain des Prés to the Louvre

Saint-Germain des Prés to the Louvre

  We start this walk at 3, Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which is very close to the metro station of the same name on line 4. Eglise…
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Bistronomy and French customs

Bistronomy and French customs

  Behave like a Parisian Picking a table: In most casual places, customers are free to sit where they choose, provided that they use all the…
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Running in Paris

Running in Paris

  Every year in April, Paris holds its annual Marathon, along with all the accompanying buzz, excitement and sense of achievement for so many. News of…
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The Louvre at Night

The Louvre at Night

When you go out at night in Paris, you might want to stop by the Louvre on your way back home. It’s hard to say…
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Where to Find the Best Macaroons

Where to Find the Best Macaroons

Here is SmarterParis’s top ten places to satisfy your cravings for macaroons: 1- Carette at Trocadéro: They are just perfect and remind me of my childhood. 2- Jean-Paul Hevin at…
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They Come In Many Shapes…

They Come In Many Shapes…

Yes, the rumors are true – French people love to eat snails! We don’t eat snails every day, but ‘escargots’ are on the menu at…
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