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Paris Food and Dining

Paris is one of the world's great gastronomic capitals-- and no matter what your budget, no visit to the City of Light is complete without sampling some of the wonderful culinary pleasures on offer here. On this page, you'll find tips on where to eat and drink, from restaurants and cafes to bakeries, food markets, and gourmet events.
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  2. Paris Restaurant Reviews (23)

Paris Food and Dining Guide
A complete Paris food and dining guide for visitors, pointing you to the best places to eat out, nibble or stock up on gourmet items in Paris, France. From restaurants to gourmet foodshops and outdoor farmers' markets in the city of light, you'll find something suitable for your budget and tastes in our information-packed Paris food and dining...

Paris Restaurants Open For Christmas
Are you looking to book a meal at a restaurant open on Christmas in Paris? Find a full list of Paris restaurants open for Christmas eve and/or Christmas day lunch or dinner here.

Readers' Paris Culinary Pictures
Have you documented an eye-opening culinary experience in Paris that you'd be willing to share with fellow readers of About.com Paris Travel? Please submit your best Paris-related food and dining pictures at this page, and expose your culinary photography to thousands of readers worldwide. See submissions

Best Fast Food in Paris
Are you visiting Paris on a tight budget? Get loads of tips on how to enjoy the city of light to the fullest, even if you're visiting Paris on a budget.

How to Leave Tips in Paris
Wondering how much you should tip servers in Paris? Find out in this quick guide.

Paris Restaurant Vocabulary
Need help understanding common words and phrases used in Paris restaurants, or help with vocabulary to order food or ask for the check in French? Bookmark this handy guide to Paris restaurant vocabulary

Interview With Patrick Roger, Paris Chocolate Maestro
Courtney Traub of About.com Paris Travel visits with whimsical French chocolatier Patrick Roger at his workshop outside Paris, learning more about Roger's creative inspiration, discussing what makes good chocolate and what new flavors and creations are on the horizon this year. Read the full interview with Patrick Roger here.

Review of La Cuisine Paris Cooking Classes
Courtney Traub of About.com Paris Travel reviews a cooking class from La Cuisine Paris, a Franco-American cooking school offering a wide range of Paris cooking classes in the heart of the city.

French Restaurant Vocabulary
Learn how to get by in basic restaurant French. Key phrases and questions are laid out clearly and simply in this restaurant lesson. Pronunciation tips, too. From the About French Language page.

Tipping Guide for French Restaurants
A handy guide to tipping in French restaurants. From About France for Visitors.

How to Order Coffee in a Paris Café
A handy guide to the key vocabulary and polite phrases you'll need to learn to order coffee in Paris cafés like a local. From About France for Visitors.

Paris Cafes Photo Gallery
About France for Visitors Guide Kelby Carr's colorful visual gallery of some of Paris' best cafés and café terraces.

Top Traditional Paris Cafes
There is nothing more French, or more specifically-- Parisian-- than taking a few moments out of your day to sit with an espresso in one of the city's thousands of cafes. Indoors on a cozy banquette or out on a sunny terrace, drinking and people-watching is one of the most cherished past-times in France. While there are charming and unique...

Chocolate Trade Show -- Salon du Chocolat
One of Paris' best-loved gourmet events, the annual Salon du Chocolat is any chocoholic's dream. Sample chocolates of all imaginable textures and flavors and see a runway show featuring designer dresses made entirely of chocolate.

Montmartre Vineyards Harvest
Each October, Parisians enjoy a wine harvest and festival known as les vendanges de Montmartre. Acclaimed food writer Clotilde Dusoulier gives her lively account of the festive wine-tasting event on this page.

Eating Out With Kids in Paris

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