Travel Europe

First trip to Paris

Paris is my favorite city on the planet!!! You’ve probably heard that one before, and it’s for a reason. I once spent an entire day searching for the best croissant in town (I got down 8, don’t worry I walked many miles that day!) and the best is… La Pâtisserie des Martyrs. Corbier (region) has the best wine in my opinion (but don’t take my word for it- try them all!) … In fact pack a few bottles and a few random/bizarre cheeses (I refer to this as cheese roulette) + un baguette & picnic in the park next to the Louvre, with a riverside Eiffel Tower view. 1664 blonde beer & la cheuf is good. Evening picnics along the canals are fantastic as well, I like one near the laumière metro station down by the canal. My favorite restaurant is across the canal from there, on the corner with red awnings, and I can’t remember the name to save my life! Do Drink rosé at a street-facing cafe table in the afternoon & people watch (they’ll supply chips or popcorn or some snack with it). I highly recommend the Louvre as well as the Musée d’Orsay.

1924645_10204036945977613_7184795413670588798_nI don’t especially recommend going up the Eiffel Tower (is ok but takes a while & your skyline is missing, well, the famous building you’re standing on).

Instead, get to the top of the Arc de Triumph for dusk. Start up the stairs mid-sunset, wait up top until the Eiffel Tower lights come on- it’s magical!! The food is to die for in Paris, I loved duck in plum sauce, omelettes at dinner time and salad with warm goat cheese. My favorite macaroons are from La Petite Marquise. 10519641_10204037428669680_3256497509492000517_nStreet crepes with Nutella, can’t forget those. Oh gosh, it’s just the best place in the world!!! Enjoy!


Where we stayed: Le Montclair Montmartre Hostel & Budget Hotel, Paris, France

Paris is, I believe, the most visited city in the world.. And for good reason! If you have not been, I urge you to make the trip! Initially, some may see Parisians as rude; after some observation, I consider them simply (admirably) reserved. Imagine your city was swarming with visitors from around the world 24/7- Parisian culture is fascinating in that it is prevailing & self-protecting despite the odds. To spend time in this city is liberating, for everyone is unforgivingly individual & ready or not, YOU are too. No hiding here (or there, or wherever you are)— let it all out & enjoy!

Recommendations from a local Parisian: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Rue de Rivoli, Montmartre, Bibliotheque francois mitteran (BNF),, Parc Floral de Paris, and Café Pigalle 22 Boulevard de Clichy, 75009 Paris, France

Feel like shopping? I LOVE to go to a store called Merci – 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais ❤

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