I’m off to Paris again in a few weeks, so I got inspired to curate a little guide to the city of light. Listing all of my favorite things to do in Paris would be near impossible. I’m also a firm believer in discovering cities by wandering and getting lost. Though, if I had to narrow down some must-sees, it would be these…
A PERFECT DAY IN PARIS…
Walk through Jardins aux Tulleries and queue up at Musee de l'Orangerie for a morning with Monet. Make sure your wandering leads you to Saint Germain where the croquet monsieur at Aux Prés will change your life. End a sunset stroll through Place de Vosges with champagne and éclairs at Carette before freshening up for dinner at Kong which just so happens to have a million dollar view of Paris.
EAT + DRINK
Hugette, tucked away in in the 6th arrondissiment, is an extremely well known seafood restaurant that locals love. If fruits de la mer isn’t your thing, their poulet also happens to be nothing short of amazing. The cute waiters clad in Saint James stripes don’t hurt either ;) Pre or post dinner drinks at Le Hibou or Chez Julien are also a must! The morning after, take a stroll through Le Marais to Ob-La-Di for iced cappuccinos and toast for brunch.
Aside from the mandatory stroll down Rue de Rivoli, Rue des Francs-Bourgeois is one of my favorite little streets nestled in Le Marais with the best boutiques. You can also spot your favorites here with everything from Sandro to Diptyque. If you find yourself in Jardin du Luxembourg, make your way a few streets over to Le Bon Marché – a must in Paris!
SEE + DO
I highly moved and inspired by art, so every trip to Paris must include a new museum or gallery. Once you’ve checked the Louvre off your list, check out Musée d’Orsay, Museée de l'Orangerie, Musée Rodin, Petit Palais, or Centre Pompidou just to name a few. Keep an ear out for any new exhibits during your stay!
My absolute favorite neighborhood to stay in is Saint Germain. It's a great base to have since everything is within close proximity to this part of town, truly in the heart of Paris! Some of my favorite restaurants and shops are here, so it’s always my hub of choice. Not to mention there is great night life and many popular landmarks nestled here. Hôtel Victoire & Germain is a stunning boutique hotel that I can’t recommend enough!