Paris: A food lover’s guide to Michelin restaurants, fantastic wines and cosy cafes

The city of lights has a deserved reputation for its food and wine culture

Chez Janou (2 rue Roger Verlomme, Paris 75003) is a bustling Provençal restaurant with a tasty menu and a vast selection of pastis

Chez Janou (2 rue Roger Verlomme, Paris 75003) is a bustling Provençal restaurant with a tasty menu and a vast selection of pastis

In the summer of 2020, I was offered a language bursary through the Irish Cultural Centre on tiny, rue des Irlandais, in the heart of Paris’s 5th arrondissement. Due to the pandemic, the course was postponed until this August. I arrived in the city with the intention of staying for one month to improve my French, but I am still here.

Relocating to Paris was serendipitous. Working remotely was not something I had considered possible before the pandemic, but now that I spend so much time in front of my laptop, a view of Notre Dame from my window is a welcome change of scenery.

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