Monthly Archives: November 2014

Choux Smackdown in Paris!

Strolling along rue Montorgueil just north of Les Halles, a very ornate shop front caught our attention. Stohrer is apparently the oldest p√Ętisserie in Paris, dating back to 1730. They served royalty, and there was a photo of Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Michel Houllebecq’s The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq My rating: 2 of 5 stars When in France… Well, I’d heard about Houellebecq for years but never picked up anything until ‘The Elementary Particles’, much celebrated and much discussed, though I stayed away … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Le Caviste Bio

A meal in an organic wine store: why not? Le Caviste Bio 50, rue de Maubeuge 75009 Paris +33 148783003 We could have guessed, by thinking about the name of the restaurant a little harder, that a restaurant wouldn’t naturally … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Au Cul de Poule, Reims

An interesting contemporary take on the French bistro with great service and champagne. A mini-break in the Champagne region. Hotels were booked up in Eparnay so here we are in Reims. A quick survey of Tripadvisor a few days in … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review, Le Felteu, Paris

Le Felteu is a tiny bistro, hidden away on 15 Rue Pecquay in the 4th arrondissement in the Beaubourg neighbourhood. We had a lovely mid-week meal there, as memorable for the host’s big, friendly energy, as for the food. It … Continue reading

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