2. Paris, France
Paris is known for its haute cuisine and there are plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from. But it’s not all about fine dining in Paris. There are also plenty of great bakeries, cafes, and bistros where you can get an authentic taste of Parisian culture. Some of my personal favorites include Laduree (for macarons), Pierre Herme (for pastries), and Brasserie Lipp (for classic French fare).