Oh Paris… Have you ever been anywhere that made you feel like this place was intended for you? Then once you’ve gone away you have cravings for the sights, flavors, people, and sounds of the city? That is Paris for me. If you told me I could go tomorrow, I would be on the next flight out! There is something so romantic, yet harsh and delicious about Paris. Too many fabulous things to list. Enjoy our snaps and a few highlights from our trip! I can promise you, I will be back in Paris sooner rather than later!
We stayed at Hôtel Eiffel Trocadéro which is on Rue Benjamin Franklin. Fun fact, Benjamin Franklin Lived in Paris off and on for years and this was an area he loved to hangout. I only know this because my husband recently read a book on Ben Franklin. There was a statue of him erected just in front of our hotel. I HIGHLY recommend Hôtel Eiffel Trocadéro! The staff was amazing, especially Dora, she was the daytime concierge. The hotel is very boutique, with cozy quaint rooms, and a marvelous view of the Eiffel Tower. The view from our bed was breathtaking at night! It is a short walk to the metro and a few minutes walk to a variety of cafes and bistros.
Café de Flore 9, this is a MUST! We ate here for an early lunch one saturday. Great food and an authentic Parisian atmosphere. I met blake Lively nextdoor at the little bookstore. ha!
Poilane, Ina Garten’s favorite bakery.
Boulangerie Pâtisserie Coudrier Geffroy, this was just down the street from our hotel and was THE BEST croissant I’ve ever had. They had darling angel macarons and eclairs with wings on the ceiling.
Café de la Poste, did not try but was recommended for lunch.
La Maison Rose, Famous for photos, this is near Moulin Rouge.
Laurent Dubois, Buy Cheese and take to picnic at the Eiffel Tower
Le Nemours, we ate here after visiting The Louvre area. It was delicious! We ordered croque sandwiches. I got the Monsieur and Will got the Madame. The drinking chocolate was out of this world.
Cafe Charlot, Recommended by Julia Engel, but we did not try it due to schedule!
Le Bristrot Paul Bert, we were unable to get a reservation here, but will try again next time!
Le Bon George’s, This is out of the downtown area, but worth the uber. Definitely order the Shepherd's Pie if they have it! And also ask for a jar of pickles.
Le Champs De Mars, this restaurant has a low rating, but it was one of our MOST FAVORITE meals we had during our trip. We stumbled upon it one night and decided to give it a whirl. SO delicious. It is expensive since it is right near the Eiffel Tower, but it was great! We ordered escargot, garlic bread, a salad, the filet with frites and lots of wine! The staff and experience was lovely.
Laudree, we went to the location near The Lourve! So iconic and delicious.
Pierre Herme, many Parisians say these are the best macarons.
Eiffel Tower / Carousel - Saturday
Arc de triumph
River Boat Tour
Musee de L’orangerie or Musee de Orsay
Sacré-Cœur/ Moulin Rouge
Take cheeses and a bottle of wine to the lawn of the Eiffel Tower and watch it light up.
Shopping most stores closed on Sunday:
Le Bon Marche, Department store in the 6th arrondissement also has a lovely supermarket attached.
Rue St. Honore and Avenue Montaigne, where all of the designer stores are located
St. Germain area, love this part of town, lots of cute shops.
Porte De Vanves, Flea Market- A MUST, LOVED THIS!
There are SO MANY cute shops on every corner. Just have fun exploring!
Uber – We used this the most in Paris!
Le Metro – After the first day we started to figure out the metro. Much more difficult than London, obviously due to the language barrier.
Walking – We did A LOT of walking. Such fun exploring!