Look for the smallest ancient building tucked between quai des Célestins and rue Saint- Antoine in the Marais and discover our neighborhood café, Le Temps des Cerises on the rue de la Cerisaie. In June 2011, we arrived in Paris with suitcases and camera bags and headed for the metro stop Bastille, a direct route […]

January 2013: Oh, no! Zoot alors! Sylvie and Jean-Marie have sold the restaurant! Quelle dommage! We will have to wait until out next trip to France to see if someone good has taken over the new Petit. Otherwise, if Sylvie and Jean-Marie open another place in Paris, or elsewhere in France, we will let you […]

…but more postings about France coming…(now that we have Internet…)
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Less than 35 minutes from Toulouse by car is a beautiful region of France known as the Lauragais. As you drive its country roads, you pass through waving fields of wheat and colza.
In the small hilltop village of St Julia de Gras Capou is an Auberge with an excellent lunch.
A new venture, this good resto […]

We’ve been coming to the Vaucluse for a few years, and have decided to rent a house in the small village of Cucuron. For those of you who have seen “A Good Year” with Russell Crowe, you may remember the scene where a movie is being shown at night in the center of town, above […]

One of our favorite restaurants in Lyon, France, is owned and operated by a Paul Bocuse-trained chef, Brigitte Appaix. Here she explains how her resto came to be, and her commitment to fine, but not fancy, dining. Hosted by Courtney Spring, shot & edited by Don Connors; subtitles in French and English (when needed). I […]

In this video, NotesOnFrance Field Producer Courtney Spring takes us to meet the chef at La Cuisine, and excellent and affordable mid-town restaurant in Lyon.  (more)

Influenced by nearby Bresse in both its charming décor and menu, this is where we often go with out-of-town visitors.  (continue)

Exotic tastes and good value at Thai restaurants in Lyon. (continue)

We keep returning to our local café on the Place Sathonay. Its two- or three-course dejeuner is consistently good. (continue)