A guide to Little Paris
Post a photo of a pistachio chocolate croissant at the rustically appointed bakery and you could easily fool followers into believing you’re in Paris. This bakery and secret garden backyard whisks visitors away from downtown chaos with a welcome amount of butter, flaky pastry and shady outdoor space, plus adorable homewares to purchase at the marche.
Group French classes in levels tailored to newbies through language enthusiasts are offered in this townhouse. Those unwilling to commit to the curriculum, however, can sign up for weekly events, like yoga in French, meditation, glee club, creative or academic writing workshops and more.
This quaint and charming wine bar offers a calm space to sip French wines. Those who want to learn more about wine can enroll in 50-minute wine bootcamp workshops covering everything from natural wine, to tasting various French regions like Provence, Beaujolais and beyond. The space also offers enviable swag, plus curated bottle selections to taste at home, accompanied with suggested recipes and playlists, to continue the French experience from the comfort of your couch.
This all-day French cafe and wine bar transports visitors to a completely different arrondissement, where classic dishes like frisée aux lardons (salad with hefty crouton-like bacon bits), Croque monsieurs (French grilled cheese with ham), duck confit, charcuterie and more help guests unwind like they’re in France. An extensive global wine list, highlighting several prominent French wine regions, pairs well with the indulgent fare.
With locations in St. Barths and The Hamptons, this French gallery boasting a well-curated selection of affordable artwork, as well as home decor, books, and accessories is indeed tres chic. Here, you’re not just splurging on a mohair throw, but investing in le français mode de vie.