Also not too far from Paris – the heart of Europe, Brussels. Can be done in a weekend (and was done by this Blogger).
Though I am back in Paris my taste buds and other senses are still very much in the restaurant, Le Perroqeut (the Parrot), Rue Watteeu 31, Brussels 1000. Not only is the decor in the style of Horta (who was a native of Brussels to my knowledge) but the food is great, the ambience warm and inviting and above all, the food is amazing. The Break in Brussels is over but the taste of food from Le Perroquet is still very much still with me!