Germany and Paris
Collected by Danielle Walsh, AFAR Contributor
7 Rue Antoine Vollon, 75012 Paris, France
We'd heard that Blé Sucré makes the best croissants in Paris; so, of course, we had to check it out. They were absolute magic heaven: a bit crackly on the outside, with moist, delicate wisps of buttery pastry on the inside. The chocolate croissant...
Liebfrauenstraße 10, 54290 Trier, Germany
We couldn't have picked a better first meal in the Mosel Valley than at this cute wine restaurant in Trier. Order a small glass, a large glass, or a bottle and everything from schnitzel to an impressive meat-and-fish plate at the counter. Sit...
Schnitzel is all over Germany, but rarely is it the stuff of dreams: tender pork or veal, coated in a golden brown, crispy layer of breadcrumbs. Ditch the sad, soggy iterations in the touristy spots in Cologne and head to Bei Oma Kleinnann for...
Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Germany
This huge gate, which you can explore for a nominal fee, was once one of many that led into the ancient Roman city that once stood in this location. Check out the gorgeous carvings inside and make sure to stop for a look at the great view of...
The Mosel Valley is a must for any lover of dry riesling. Bernkastel-Kues is a great town to make your home base while exploring and tasting through the valley. With its cobblestone streets lined with colorful half-timbered buildings, this tiny...
11 Rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Paris, France
By far our best breakfast in Paris was at Eggs & Co. They do eggs any way—softly scrambled, stuffed with French ingredients in an omelet—but the best way to order them BY FAR is en cocotte. The egg whites are beaten with cream, then put into a...
54 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
This sliver of a wine bar and tapas joint is ideal for drinking solo or with a pal (larger groups will have a hard time finding a seat). Settle in at the wood bar or at one of the stools alongside the stone walls, and choose from the well-curated...