Three years ago I took my daughter and her friend to Paris and I fell in love. I've been back twice since--one on my own, and then last summer I took five of my kids for three weeks. I was thrilled when they fell in love with it too.
Montmartre is a neighborhood which, like all tourist centers, presents a challenge to anyone hoping to eat well. We can't help you avoid the pickpockets around the Sacré-Cœur, but we can help you bypass the tourist trap eateries.
In Paris, instead of having one holiday dedicated to love each year, it just romance all the time. Romance lives in between the cobblestones, the flying buttresses of Notre Dame, and in the center of a Ladurée macaroon.
France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.