Advice From Women Who Love Paris...
is a 'hot, hot, hot' destination! Here, at Journeywoman headquarters
we receive daily inquiries from our readership asking about
Paris -- where to stay, what to see, tours to take and where
to eat. We've already compiled 'GirlTalk
Paris -- a woman's guide to the city' and now we're adding
yet another chapter.
practical advice contained in this latest article came from
women living in Paris, those writing about Paris as well as
those offering tours to the destination. We've also added juicy
tidbits from readers worldwide who've travelled to Paris and
want to share their thoughts. You certainly can't beat that
for female-centered knowledge! Where we could, we added links
to our contributors' websites. Check them out -- they could
very well be of interest to you.
like to recommend two of my favourite places for fine
tea and for delicious, often unusual wines. Both are utterly
welcoming to single women, couples or small groups of
off Place Monge in the Latin Quarter is the sublimely
restful, artfully designed salon and shop of Mme. Yui
Hui Tseng. Mme. Yui Hui Tseng is the only female among
the ten living Chinese Tea Masters. Her teas are fabulous,
often rare -- this is a definitely a place to savor. Enjoy,
everybody! Address: 33 rue Gracieuse.
for a lovely meal, or fabulous charcuterie and cheese
plates, accompanied by French wines from well-chosen small-scale
growers, head for , 101 rue de Charonne.
Intimate in scale, friendly and so Parisian--- this is
a great spot to put on your favorites list. I'm happy
to be sharing it with JourneyWomen around the world.
Your Great Days in Paris
and fries forever...
I was a little girl living in Paris, we have been going
to this amazingly delicious place. The owner has always
been there with the same dress, same hairdo (no kidding!).
My mom said she went to that restaurant as a young girl
and that woman has not changed at all. There's always
a big line up. There is (Hallelujah) a non-smoking room
all by itself upstairs.
real name is . However, most
Parisians gave it the name of L'Entrecôte and refer
to it as such. When you come in, no need to choose. After
sitting down, the waitress will ask you: Saignant (rare)?
Bien cuit (well done)?, as here the menu is always and
has always been the same. Steak thinly sliced in an amazing
sauce and served with delicate fries. Desserts are a dream
-- all of them, and you get the chance to choose. doesn't take reservations. It's
located at 271, boulevard Pereire, right at the Porte
hotel in Marais district...
solo to Paris and through the internet found a great hotel
in the Marais district -- . They're
located in the 3rd arrondisment about three blocks from
the Republique Métro. This two-star renovated hotel
has an elevator and breakfast room with quite reasonable
rates. My room was a 6th floor corner room with doors
that opened to a Juliet balcony on both front and side
- also a window that actually opened in the updated bathroom
(loved the hair dryer). English speaking staff handle
the front desk, made phone calls for me and arranged for
my transportation to airport. From the hotel you can stroll
to Notre Dame Cathedral in about 20 minutes. In the Monoprix
department store located on the street behind the hotel
is a grocery store and deli counter (also 'fun' shopping
in their cosmetic department). For me, was a great find and I would definitely
French love films...
to the ,
'Paris is the world's capital of film appreciation. There
are over 300 screens across the city -- the Champs-Elysées
has the densest cinema strip in town'.
to , 'Cinema
tickets are about 8 € but usually half price on Mondays.
New movies come out on Wednesday'.
to the ,
'Cinema tickets rarely need to be purchased in advance.
Some cinemas have lower rates on Monday or Wednesday,
as well as reductions for students from Monday to Thursday.
Some matinees also have discounts.'