Aaah, Paris. The city of lights and love. This has always been and always will be one of the greatest places in the world for ALL of your senses to be aroused. From having a cup of coffee and taking in the view of the Eiffel Tower, at Printemps Department Store’s rooftop café, to enjoying an evening of Burgundy wine and a full-course meal at Le Cinq, the premier restaurant at the Four Seasons George V, Paris, the smells and tastes of this city would whet anyone’s appetite for all it has to offer. Theater buffs will want to visit the Moulin Rouge for a Cabaret show while architecture buffs can marvel at the Neoclassical structure of the Arc de Triomphe and many other famous buildings. If you like art, the Louvre Museum, home to the famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci, awaits. Lastly, don’t forget to take in some of Paris’s best scenery with a leisurely stroll along the River Siene to get the true feel of this lovely place.
Some of the popular food and wine festivals around Paris include:
From late January to early February, Loire Valley wine tastings La Renaissance de Appellations, Les Vins Anonymes, and La Dive Bouteille.
February 11th to 14, Taste of Paris returns to the Grand Palais. This festival features more than 18 chefs and 60 different dishes.
February 23rd to 26th, the Salon du Fromage will feature 165 producers, farmers and cheesemongers from 13 countries for a celebration of all things dairy.
March 6th to 8th, Omnivore, the food festival devoted to “young cuisine”. The city of Montreal will be this year’s guest of honor.
March 20th. Jour du Macaron, to celebrate macarons and raise money for charity.
June, Salon de Vin RDF will welcome hundreds of winemakers to the Palais de Bronginiart for 2 days of tasting.
Late September, La Fete de la Gastronomie, a 3 day celebration of the Gallic gastronomy, including markets, tastings, cooking classes, picnics and fashion shows.
Late September, Street Food Temple, featuring trucks and stalls in and around Le Carreau du Temple.
With all of this and so much more to experience, there is a certain irresistible feeling of this city that has never really been diminished.
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