God mat med liten budget i Paris

Den vackra franska huvudstaden kryllar av några av världens bästa gourmetkrogar och lyxrestauranger. Men den inhyser också flera restauranger där du kan få riktigt god mat utan att behöva tömma plånboken.

The beautiful French capital is buzzing with some of the world’s the best gourmet, Michelin-starred and fine dining restaurants. But if you do your research, the city also have restaurants where you can get great food without emptying your wallet.

Bouillon Chartier

7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris (9th arrondissement)
This is a legendary restaurant – over a 100 years old – and very popular among native Parisians. Located in a former train station concourse, Bouillon Chartier offers traditional French food at unbeatable prices. Perfect for a night out with friends or family. Tables are often shared with other guests, so this may not be the most idyllic place for a romantic date… Or why not? Try! bouillon-chartier.com

Buillon Chartier, Paris.

13-a baker’s dozen

16 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris (7th arrondissement)
The moment you enter the door, the owner Laurel, originally from Charleston, South Carolina, makes you feel at home when she greets you with her bubbly personality. This is a small and charming café with amazing cakes and American comfort food such as pies or bagels. The roasted pork, apple and butternut pie is to die for. Make yourself comfortable and indulge yourself between high shelves with cookbooks and the slammering kitchen right next to you. treizebakeryparis.com


52 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris (1st arrondissement)
Verjus serves a tasting menu for 68 € (September 2016) as well as an optional cheese course and wine pairing. This is a bargain for the well-cooked food and great service you get in this cosy and intimate restaurant. verjusparis.com


26 rue Beautreillis, 75004 Paris (4th arrondissement)
Restaurant with a laid-back attitude that serves fusion tapas like Peruvian ceviche, chicken tacos and truffled mac n’ cheese sticks. Not the cheapest tapas in Paris, but to reasonable prices because you definitley get a good meal for what you’re paying. Also has sublime cocktails that cannot be missed. homies-leresto.fr

Cannes: Riviera glamour at Hôtel Majestic Barrière

Cannes: Riviera glamour at Hôtel Majestic Barrière

Once you set your eyes on the Majestic Barrière you will be starstrucked. No, you may not meet George Clooney in the impressive entrance hall (and if you do – lucky you!), but you sure will feel like one of his fellow colleagues. At Majestic Barrière the Film Festival Palace is your closest neighbour and the hotel sure knows how to treat its guests. Prepare to be pampered and impressed. Isn’t that why you pay for luxury accomodations like this?

Upon our arrival, the friendly staff in the reception asked us if we wanted to enjoy lunch in the hotel restaurant, La Petite Maison de Nicole, while our room was being prepared. Who says no to fancy ratatouille and fish under the Riviera sun? It sure tasted as good as the 100 euro’s we paid for it (and a bottle of refreshing rosé wine).

So, how was the room?

We were delighted by the generous welcome gift that waited for us by the bed. Chocolates, macarons, juice, wine… Would we fit into our bathing suits if we ate a bit more? Let’s hope. The interior was elegant. Nothing crazy or wow, just calming and comfortable.

When we wasn’t away on adventures we mostly hung by the outdoor pool. The Barrière also has a private beach, La Plage, where you, besides laying down under a parasol, can go parasailing, wake-boarding or water-skiing. This hotel offers it all when it comes to thrilling water sports.

A lovely place to stay when you’re in Cannes.

Where: 10 Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, France
Find online: www.lucienbarriere.com
Visited: July 2013