Work, meet friends, eat well and observe the rhythms of the neighborhood in this simple and authentic bistro, at 11 rue Dupont de l’Eure After the intersection of avenue Gambetta and rue Pelleport and one block down the narrow rue Orfila, the red facade of Aux Petits Oignons fills the first corner on the right.… Lire la suite A taste of Aux Petits Oignons
I took a break that was not really planned and probably too long. But it was necessary. During this time, I often took refuge to write in a bistro not far from my home. So it seemed natural for me to revive my blog with this convivial spot: Aux Petits Oignons.
As clocks spring forward, the arrondissement comes alive It’s Sunday, March 31 and the first day of daylight saving time. The 20th arrondissement, robbed of an hour of sleep, awakens slowly despite the spring sun. Mother nature is already busy; the trees along the avenues unfurl their bright green leaves, and the cherry trees, forsythia,… Lire la suite A taste of spring
Far from the Seine and the Sacre-Coeur, the 20th arrondissement is not the Paris of postcards. It’s not chic or trendy, or even that clean. It’s a mishmash of architectures, a melting pot of cultures and a mix of classes. I’ve heard middle-class people call it too working class, and working-class people complain of gentrification:… Lire la suite A taste of this blog