Category Archives: Beyond Paris

La Femme Mange Akelare, San Sebastian, Spain

If you only had an afternoon in San Sebastian, the sunny Spanish coastal city filled with gourmet tapas bars and more Michelin stars/capita than anywhere else in the world, where would you eat? Normally, the husband and I, on a … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange 12 hours in the French Basque Country

When traveling, my family prefers to take things easy. Neighborhood strolls and café breaks tend to be as important as, and sometimes even taking precedence over monuments and museums. Even when we only had a day to tour the French … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Biarritz

The French Basque country has been on our travel list ever since we tasted our first glass of Irouleguy wine and munched on Louis Ospital’s superior charcuterie at the southwestern restaurant on our street. So on the final long weekend … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange at Bouchon La Mere Jean, Lyon

The French word “bouchon” is most commonly used to describe a bottle cork, but in Lyon, the word takes on a different meaning, referring to humble eating places that serve traditional Lyonnaise cuisine centered on offal and other noble meat … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Chez Paul Bocuse

One great concept about French living we will miss sorely back home is the ability to “faire le pont”, literally “make the bridge” in English. When a public holiday falls on Tuesday or Thursday, schools, the government and many private … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange seafood in Prato

Seafood seemed like an unlikely choice for dinner in the heart of Tuscany, where the renown of its game and bistecca fiorentina far exceeds those of its fish and mollusks. But after a few days of boar, pork and beef, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Greve in Chianti (and surroundings)

After Cinque Terre, we next travelled to Tuscany and made our base in the Chianti region, famed for its beautiful undulating hill-scape and of course, its wine. Agriturismos are working farms and/or vineyards with lodging options. They are dime in … Continue reading

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