TOP 3 PARIS RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Le Saint Regis - the cutest breakfast spot.  I go almost every morning.
  • Rue Cler - my favorite street in the whole city.  I go to L'Eclair  for cocktails (or for breakfast) & just sit outside and people watch.  The street has a cheese store, a meat store, a flower store, etc. so it's super old school Paris and sooooo wonderful. It's near the Eiffel Tower (a few blocks away) so it's fun to go before or after being there.
  • Printemps Terrace - sounds weird but Printemps is a department store and it has a terrace on the roof + such a beautiful view.

 

full list of PARIS RECOMMENDATIONS, BY TYPE & NEIGHBORHOOD:

  1. Restaurants

    1. Marais (3 Arr.)

      1. Le Petit Marche - Local, non-touristy place. The menu is only in French. Really good food!

      2. La Briciola - Best pizza outside of Italy, allegedly! $$

      3. Les Philosophes – I got some AMAZING asian chicken salad here.. In fact I think I went 3 times because it was that amazing.

    2. 7 Arr.

      1. L'Eclair – MY FAVORITE SPOT!! Really good bar! Fun drinks & nice atmosphere. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

      2. Tribeca - “fabulous menu”.

      3. Cafe Constant - dinner or lunch $$$

      4. Les Cocottes - dinner or lunch $$$

      5. La Grande Epicerie – huge grocery store with lots of good local stuff. Perfect for a picnic at the Eiffel Tower. If you do have a picnic there, buy before you get there! Stop by Le Bon Marche too if you are here

      6. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – expensive but supposed to be really good. Make reservations.

    3. 9 Arr.

      1. Printemps terrace - Restaurant at the very top of the Printemps department store. Go here for breakfast or lunch... It's cheap (self-serve) and has such a beautiful view. It's close to the Opera House so probably a good quick lunch before/after visiting there

      2. Hotel Amour – go for brunch! Found via parisinfourmonths. Really good eggs benedict

    4. Montmarte (18 Arr.)

      1. Le Refuge des Fondues – Go for dinner. Wine is served in baby bottles!

    5. Latin Quarter – was told to eat here at night. Very popular area with a fun atmosphere.

    6. Buy a fresh baguette, meat, cheese & wine and sit along the Seine at sunset.

  2. Snacks - Cafes (Coffee/Sweets) or Bakeries

    1. 1 Arr.

      1. Pierre Herme – Macarons! Get the salted carmel

      2. Laduree – Obv... These are located everywhere.

    2. Marais (3 Arr.)

      1. La Cafeotheque – found via parisinfourmonths

      2. Fondation Cafe – found via parisinfourmonths

      3. L'Eclair de Genie – Eclairs! So pretty

      4. Carette - Raspberry tart. Cafe/tea

      5. Le Loir dans la Theiere - Famous Lemon Meringue Tart

      6. Amorino - Really good ice cream! Shaped like a flower :)

      7. Pozzetto – gelato

      8. Comme a Lisbonne – bakery

      9. Cafe Pouchkine - desserts

    3. Île de la Cité/Île Saint Louis/4 Arr.

      1. Berthillon - Famous ice cream spot! I actually liked Amorino better, though.

      2. Le Saint Regis - Coffee + breakfast. MY FAVORITE SPOT EVERRRRR.

    4. 7 Arr.

      1. Coutume Cafe

      2. Denis Auvray Bakery (45 Rue Cler) – baguettes, pastries, & sandwiches for an Eiffel Tower picnic

      3. L'Eclair – Obsessed... I go here for breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks/coffee/anything/everything. Obsessed.

    5. Republique/11 Arr.

      1. Paperboy - Found this via Insta. Looks super cute!

    6. All over the place

      1. Sadaharu Aoki - The carmel tart

  3. Museums

    1. 1 Arr.

      1. Louvre - Use the underground entrance to avoid lines!

    2. Marais (3 Arr.)

      1. Musee de Picasso

    3. 7 Arr.

      1. Orsay - closed on Monday

      2. Musee de l’Orangerie - Smaller collection, but it’s great. Monet’s Lilies are here as well as other impressionist paintings

      3. Musee Rodin

  4. Things to see/do

    1. 1 Arr.

      1. Pont Des Arts – love locks bridge. Bring your own lock

      2. Jardin du Luxembourg

      3. Jardin du Palais Royale – the trees here are really beautiful. You'd never know this garden existed if you weren't looking for it. If you are at the Louvre/in that area it's worth a quick walk in my opinion. Also close to Pierre Herme & Laduree so not a bad idea to pick up some macrons to go to eat there!

      4. Night cruise on the river

    2. Île de la Cité/Île Saint Louis

      1. Notre Dame

      2. Place Dauphine - hidden garden. Sex & the City final episodes filmed here!

    3. 7 Arr.

      1. The Eiffel Tower – go during the day AND at night! I believe it lights up every hour on the hour. It is so beautiful

      2. Place du Trocadero – one of the best places to photograph the Eiffel Tower

      3. Avenue Montaigne – window shopping street on the way to the Eiffel tower (from the 7 Arr.)

      4. Stroll Rue Cler - between Rue de la Motte Picquet & Rue de Grenelle. Full of markets of chocolate, cheese, wine & meat. Perfect for before the Eiffel Tower!

    4. 8 Arr./Champs-Elysses

      1. Arc de Triomphe – my favorite view of the entire trip, definitely do this!

        1. Do this instead of climbing the Eiffel Tower so that you get the Eiffel Tower in your pics. Unless you have time to do both...

      2. Walk the Champs-Elysses

    5. 9 Arr.

      1. Tour the Opera House

    6. 13 Arr.

      1. Butte-aux-cailles – hill top neighborhood with a really pretty view

    7. Montmarte (18 Arr.)

      1. Sacre Coeur

  5. Day Trips

    1. Versailles - You can take the RER train to Versailles. Closed on Monday.

    2. Giverny - Monet’s House

 

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