Ok y’all….you know how when you are planning to take a fun trip, and you are excited to organize your outfits…maybe do a little pre-vacation shopping?  Yeah.  Well….I’m just gonna say this.  If you are planning a trip to Paris, and eating the glorious food is a major part of your travel itinerary, I’m going to make one fashion suggestion:  stretchy pants.




Stretchy Pants La Fontaine de Mars

La Fontaine de Mars


Located in the 7th arrondissement, very close to the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, this French Bistro is always on my tippy top of the dining must-do’s in Paris.  Very few tourists, and traditional dishes, served in a cozy atmosphere, with the possibility of walking off your meal in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower….oui!  It’s quite romantic, as well!  Table for two please!



Stretchy Pants Laduree Paris



Yes, I know I know…there’s a LOT of Ladurees around these days, but there’s something really special about dining in the charming tea room at the Laduree Bonaparte, located in the St-Germain-des-Pres location.  We typically enjoy lunch at this location, while taking a break from the fabulous shopping this chic French neighborhood offers.  And for dessert?  Macaroons, obviously!  But also, perhaps, one of the delicious ice-cream creations, with a macaroon on the side!





Stretchy Pants Chez Marcel Paris

Chez Marcel


This tiny French restaurant is so good, it’s truly unreal.  When we ate there on our most recent trip to Paris, the menu was written on a chalk board, and our waiter brought it table side, quickly describing each dish, and expecting a quick decision.  What did we do??? We asked our waiter to pick his favorites!  We enjoyed every course so much, we practically fought each other over who would get the last precious bites.  And, the Luxembourg Gardens are just a few short blocks away, so eat with abandon, and then roll your tubby self over to the gardens and stroll until your stretchy pants return to their normal level of stretchiness.

My husband and I laugh every time we visit Paris, that we are the two most glutenous people on the planet…but hey!  That’s part of the allure of Paris for us.  Amazing food at every meal, in charming restaurants, in a city we truly adore!  What’s not to love?


Stretchy Pants Salmon and Cream Cheese

Chez Marcel



If this post got you thinking…I need to plan a trip to Paris this post has a suggestion for a day-trip outside Paris, if WWI history is of interest to you!



Stretchy Pants Empty Plates

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