Two days and a night in Paris. I thought that was going to be plenty of time because, to be completely honest, I didn’t quite think I would like Paris as much as some of the other cities I’d been to. Maybe its all the touristy hype about the Eiffel Tower or rumors of France being difficult to navigate without speaking the language. Whatever the reason, I was proven wrong almost immediately after arriving and I am already looking forward to going back!
What we did & a few things we learned
After getting settled at your Airbnb we headed into the city to find a cafe for lunch. By luck, we came across what will go down in history as the best smoked salmon salad I will ever have. And amazing bread, but I assume that’s a given since this is PARIS. We showed up to the Lezard Cafe and they said the kitchen closed in 10 minutes so we totally lucked out they let us sit and order!
Happy and full, we ran around going to do some shopping. My friend Ashley I was with showed me & Other Stories and I am absolutely in love with their minimalist and sophisticated looks. We kept walking down to the Seine and over the bridge to walk along the Ile De La Cite to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Its free to enter the cathedral which was cool and the little line to get in was definitely worth seeing the beautiful stained glass!
Overall Paris is super walk-able! From the Notre Dame we walked over to the Eiffel Tower, which Ash and I were both surprised wasn’t in the center of the city with how famous it is. Of course grabbed some wine and enjoyed sitting under the tower. It is amazingly beautiful and the color is inexplicable…definitely worth a trip to Paris for the tower alone!
Our Airbnb was right off Rue Caulaincourt in Montmarte so we found a nice little bar right there and ended up making some French friends! It was a really nice night. The next morning we grabbed some croissants at Angelina’s (kinda touristy but worth it) and ate in the gardens out front of the Llueve. We had plans to do the museum but were extremely disappointed to find out it is closed only on Tuesdays. Who would have thought…. Disappointing but just another reason to go back to Paris! We ended the trip relaxing in the Luxembourg Gardens before our quick flight back to London.
Have you been to Paris and have any must see spots/restaurants/bars? Already making a list to do next time and would love your input!!
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