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Is this the Coolest New Cocktail Bar in Paris?

Over the last few years Paris has seen a drift toward the Right Bank so, when a new cocktail bar opens in Saint-Germain, one can only go and celebrate. Le Hibou (The Owl) is located bang on the crossroads of … Continue reading

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Where To Be In Paris When It Pours

The rain poured down outside as the cocktails slipped down inside. Le Dôme de Villiers is an excellent place to escape the rain or anything else for that matter. Located in the chic 17th Arrondissement of Paris, there is always … Continue reading

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Up A Cocktail Bar Without A Paddle

Situated in the Ménilmontant region of Paris is Gossima, the first true ping pong bar in Paris. Gossima’s owners were former world champions and they have married their adoration of sport with their love of cocktails. As you might imagine … Continue reading

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Loving Lyon’s Cocktails

After all the fun in Paris, this week we headed down to Lyon, the gateway to the glorious South of France. Our first port of call was Le Comptoir de la Bourse, an outstanding bar that stands out for more reasons … Continue reading

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Three of the Coolest Bars in Paris

When an area is called ‘trendy’ or ‘up and coming’ in the press, you know that the really hip people are already moving out.  In Paris the uber cool place to be is no longer Gare du Nord, it is … Continue reading

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What’s Harvested at 2,500m on The Sheer Slate Slopes of The Alps?

For generations the Bigallet family has spent July climbing near vertical, treacherous inclines in search of wild genépi a small plant related to absinthe.  Today, harvesting the wild genépi plant is limited to what an individual can carry in one … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit for Fuller Flavoured Liqueurs

The tractors roared and the trailers filled with freshly harvested blackcurrants last week and by September the “nouvelle récolte” will be ready. The Loire valley is the heart of France’s blackcurrant production and the centre of the world’s Cassis production.  … Continue reading

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