In Veules-les-Roses, a wedding, a banquet of oysters, and the smallest fleuve in France.

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One of the last weddings before they were all cancelled, took place in a charming lost hamlet of Normandy, in the middle of blue linen fields and it gave me the opportunity to spend some time in Veules-les-Roses, a sea side village with the shortest fleuve in France. A fleuve is a river which ends in the sea. This particular … Read More

Lunch outside at Golf Paris Longchamp

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I already told you last May about Nathalie Jeanson, the great French Pro, who took over the management of Golf Paris Longchamp, the golf practice in the Bois de Boulogne. Well, I went recently to check out the changes and had lunch at Le Restaurant du Golf, which opens all day and serves lunch but no dinner. My first surprise … Read More

Caillebotte, not the painter, the restaurant

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I love the 9 th arrondissement, which used to be called La Nouvelle Athènes in the 19 th century, because of all the artists who had their studio there. And Gustave Caillebotte was one of them who worked from place Clichy and painted the area of Gare Saint Lazare extensively. So it was a great relief to have dinner at … Read More

Hotel Alfred Sommier, a new garden near la Madeleine

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A hotel with taste and a large garden: this is what Alfred Sommier‘s descendant, Richard de Warren, a former diplomat, has endeavored to create 18 months ago. Since, the “yellow vests”, the strikes and the world pandemic have slowed down his business, but on July 1, the hotel reopens with its delightful garden, one minute from the Madeleine. The place … Read More

Magic food at Le Clarence

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I am always worried to be disappointed when I am invited in a fancy restaurant. Most often, the ceremonial style of the waiters, the complicated dishes, the difficulty of choosing in the long expensive menu, tire me off before I start eating. Well, there is none of this at Le Clarence, the two star Michelin restaurant which opened five years … Read More

Pandora is back at La Calèche, on rue de Lille

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You might remember reading here two years ago about the delightful pizzeria “Marzo” on rue Paul Louis Courrier which was run by Pandora Pearson. It had a happy atmosphere, the food was excellent and one left the premises with a light heart. It still exists but Pandora has moved on, not too far, to rue de Lille where she took … Read More