Always a Good Idea: Recapping Our Trip to Paris

  1. Lindi says:

    Love this! Always daydreaming about a trip like this. Highly recommend Cafe Buci in the Latin Quarter- they have the most delicious croissant ever.

  2. Deb says:

    We were in Paris at the same time! Hit some of your spots as well. Dinner at Jules Verne was a highlight… along with walking as much of the city as we had time for. And the shopping…👌🏼!
    We then went to Bordeaux for a week and really loved that city! It has just about everything that Paris has, minus the Eiffel Tower and the scores of people… At the tail end of our trip, we went back to Paris for a few days! Loved reading this post! It brought back some wonderful memories.

  3. Kristy says:

    Great post and love the pictures you captured in Paris! Ferdi burgers are a must – one of the best burgers I’ve had! Bar Hemingway is such a fun experience and the views at Jules Verne are top notch! Le Relais de l’Entrecôte has some of the best steak and frites around but make sure to go early because the lines get super long. If you looking for something a little more low key, check out the cheese selection at La Grande Epicerie de Paris to pack a picnic. If you have time, I definitely recommend a trip up to Normandy.

  4. Kate says:

    Saint Germain is fabulous. The Abbey of St. Germain is the most beautiful surprise my husband and I have ever stumbled into. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but I was moved to tears when we walking inside. We were surprised one day to find there would be a small Bach concert there later in the evening – we grabbed tickets, then had time to grab dinner at La Jacobine in the Latin Quarter, where we had the most amazing duck dishes of our lives. Do not skip the duck tagine or dessert. In our opinions, until the bell tower in Notre Dame is reopened, the best views of the city are from the terrace at Galeries Lafayette (daytime and dusk), and from the top of the Arc de Triomphe after dark. Musee de l’Orangerie is my favorite museum (not to be missed if you are a Monet fan). Churches: Sacre-Coeur Basilica is stunning inside and out and Sainte-Chapelle is worth the time for the stained glass. Museum passes and Navigo (subway passes) are worth the money; the Paris Pass is not. Catacombs are SO creepy and fun! And in that vein, if you enjoy old cemeteries and/or famous dead people, the Pantheon and Pere Lachaise Cemetery are very cool. Finally, the Memorial de la Shoah (Jewish Holocaust Museum) is worth dedicating a couple hours of your trip. It is educational and moving.

    • Kate says:

      Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I forgot to recommend grabbing cheese and bread and some cured meats from a Franprix and having a picnic on the hill at Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre! And Opera Garnier – buy tickets to an event and then go a couple of hours early to look around. It’s so ornate.


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