31 March 2018

Four please

What better treat for holiday visitors than a visit to Angelina for its infamous African hot chocolate, with crème chantilly on the side.

226 rue de Rivoli 75001

30 March 2018

Tea and garden

View from café looking onto the resplendent interior courtyard of the Petit Palais art museum.

29 March 2018

Grand space

I'm often asked what kinds of exhibitions are shown in the Grand Palais' massive space.
This installation - Anish Kapoor's "Monumenta" - is an example, the largest I've seen there.

For Ava

27 March 2018

26 March 2018

Hungry as a loup

New on the butte Montmartre this small bistrot has become one of our favorite spots.

- Special thanks to Raphael for extra touches and perfect wine pairing -

Les Loups de la Butte
41 rue Caulaincourt 75018

Above: coquillettes in cream w/lardons (and off-the-chart surprise parmesan tuiles);
leeks vinaigrette

24 March 2018

A thousand photos

Monday will mark the publication of photograph # 1000 on this photo-a-day photo blog since it was started in 2015.

Many thanks to Wilf and my fabulous team at World Photo Adventure, as well as my many appreciative and faithful visitors. - BPJ

23 March 2018

Lapin à Gill

Previously known as Au rendez-vous des voleurs (where thieves meet) then Cabaret des Assassins, it's hard to believe that the Lapin Agile - named for artist André Gill - on a quiet country-like lane in Montmartre was once a raucous night club.

22 March 2018


A gift to France in 1833, the Luxor Obelisk stands in the center of Place de la Concorde.

21 March 2018

Montmartre wine

A painting on the corner of a café shows Montmartre's wine was once greatly prized.

20 March 2018

Oh my cod

Cod save the Queen, cod only knows, for cod's sake, cod willing.... 

We love the feel of this Franco-Japanese fusion fun spot for its green tea, creative cocktails, more.

The Cod House
1 rue de Condé 75006


19 March 2018

Painter's view

An artist's studio drenched in natural light on a gray day.

In upcoming April newsletter:  
an atelier d'artiste

16 March 2018

An atelier d'artiste

Artists' studios in Paris are recognizable by their large vertical windows.

Above: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived and worked on the spacious two upper floors of this building

13 March 2018

Tea for me

Égoïste means "selfish" and these individual teapots on a shelf at a Right Bank shop make one cup at a time.

7 March 2018

Pizza high

We go here for the soaring ceilings, authentic pizza napoletana and meeting-up-with-friends factor.

6 rue Vivienne 75002

6 March 2018

Man dog beer

Outside a café a local enjoys a beer, happy the weather has taken a turn for the warmer.

3 March 2018

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Tasting Brittany

Brittany, Land of Vikings ... as well as crêpes, cider, butter, cheeses, salts, kouign-amann, fresh oysters and seafood, for starters. Not to mention some of the world's best pastries (and pastry chefs) hail from this rugged coastal region. 

In this month's newsletter

Above: breakfast in Cancale (choice of apple, cherry, prune or poppy seed fillings); heavenly coffee

Grain de Vanille
12 Place de la Victoire 35260 Cancale France

1 March 2018

To market for lunch

The covered Marché des Enfants Rouges is known for exotic food stalls with outdoor tables.

Above: a section of the painted entrance; savory lamb and chicken tajines