7.02.2014

PARIS travel guide


Oh Paris, hands down one of the worlds favorite cities.  If only I could go more often! While I believe it is nearly impossible to have a bad time in the city of love, here's a round up of some of my highlights.  I whole heartedly recommend any and all of these things to do.


1. LADUREE
You can't visit Paris without eating a macron.  And you haven't had a macron until you have had one from Laduree. I don't know what it is, but it was the best one I have ever had. Maybe it was just because I was in Paris...
I had to get the XL macron. Go big or go home right?!



There is seriously nothing prettier than sunsets in Paris.  So why not see all of it from a bike.  I highly recommend Fat Tire Bike tours, this is the second time I have done a tour through them and both were amazing.  This particular tour is very mellow, low intensity, and covers a lot of ground.  Just look as how pretty our view was!



The perfect spot to end the tour!
3. The Sacre Couer

A trip to the Sacre Couer is a must for a first timers trip to Paris. 
The trek to the top is pretty intense.  It's a long walk but very much worth the sweat. My biggest tip? Keep walking. You will most likely get swarmed with INCREDIBLY pushy guys trying to sell you things.  Don't make eye contact and keep moving.  I have literally never met such aggressive people.  Once they get your attention it's over and your forced to fork over some cash.  JUST KEEP WALKING.  Another side note, go during the day, the view is what you want to see and the surrounding areas aren't the greatest at night from what I have been told.




See??? Wasn't that view worth the walk?! Once you take in the view be sure to check out some street art, a lot of it is pretty reasonable given the fact that they are all originals.  I think I payed 15 Euros for my macrons water color. 

4.Picnic

 There is nothing better than a picnic in Paris.  I would literally rather this than lunch at a fancy restaurant. Grab a bottle of champs, some bread, cheese, and macrons and you pretty much have yourself a perfect day.
This right here is the face of pure happiness. 
 Different picnic locations include:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The gardens at the Louvre
  • Along the Seine River
  • At the Palace of Versailles 
  • At the Sacre Couer 



 5. Take a nighttime stroll

Paris truly turns into a different city at night.  Take a free night to wander and see where it takes you. Grab some gelato, walk Saint Germain, sit by the river, have a crepe.


6. Versailles 


Versailles is a must see and basically deserves its own travel guide.  Look out for that one next week!

5 comments:

  1. great photos! i've been to paris a few times but it's been awhile. i went up the sacre couer once and thought we would never get to the top ha but yes the views are amazing! looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

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  2. So much fun! I'm dying to try an official Laduree macaroon, and that print to match is just perfect!

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