Paris Street Meat in repeat!

Since I was a bit connectivity-challenged in London, I’m playing a little catch up and finally have compiled a rundown of my favorite street eats in Paris.  Full list is available on StreetMeat, so I’m going to dedicate this post of the absolute winners and must-eat destinations!

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This Just In: Le Fooding avec Krissy is updated!

I had one last good meal here in Paris…read about it here!

Le Fooding avec Krissy

Paris has become the premiere mecca for foodies over the past several years, and rightly so.  Their long storied traditions have been radically updated by the likes of Yves Camdeborde, Inaki Aizpitarte, Daniel Rose and Gregory Marchand and the food press, intrepid travelers, and adoring locals weened on inate delicacies are lining up for a bite.

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Musée d’Orsay returns – finally!

Two years in the making, plus one week in the waiting, Musée d’Orsay reopened late this week and I was finally able to see what the hype was all about.  No more daily walks only to be met with a “fermé pour cause de grève” (“closed due to strike”) sign. Continue reading

Happy accidents

For my last week in Paris I’ve compiled an extensive list of all the things I need to do, including places I need to eat at, and little by little I’ve been ticking them off.  Except for today – I ripped an entire page out of the “To Do” notebook and Got. It. Done.

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Kristin Rolla, Consumer Advocate

I’ve always been a little prone to shop here in Paris, and while I’m aware that the Value Add Tax (VAT)  is included in the prices, and as a foreigner you are entitled to a refund of that tax, I’ve always been a little reluctant to claim my refund(s). Continue reading

Space Invader!

After seeing that stencil graffiti kitty throughout my neighborhood, I’ve been wondering when I was gonna run into an Invader.  Was street art still alive and well and living in France? Continue reading

Serge Gainsbourg slept here

Famous dead musician pilgrimage, part deux!  Genevieve Rolla thought that Serge Gainsbourg’s famous home was now a museum so I decided to seek it out.  And apparently I’ve been walking past it nearly everyday since I’ve been here as it’s only a couple blocks from my place.  I always wondered what all that wild graffiti was doing in a staid neighborhood like the 7th.  It’s not open to the public, but there is certainly plenty to look at!

Of statues in the 7th – bronze, marble and fur

The absolute best museum in Paris is also it’s best bargain – the Musée Rodin and sculpture garden.  There is a formal indoor museum, but since Auguste Rodin is most famous for his beautiful, imposing bronze sculptures (most famously for ‘The Thinker’, above) there is no point to staying indoors when the best stuff is outside, where the artist intended!

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Hot sauce and robot fights

In France you get a little caught up in doing all things French, such as “tonight let’s go eat foie gras” or “France is in the Rugby World Cup finals – par-tay!”, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something not so native, or maybe even your own country’s creature comforts.

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