No city in the world can compare to Paris. It’s beautiful, photogenic, historic and vibrant. It’s filled with enough sights to keep you busy for years, and enough restaurants to keep your tummy full for the rest of your life. A lifetime in Paris would not be enough. Use this guide to Paris to help you plan the perfect Parisian getaway.
WHERE TO STAY
- Hotel Chavanel is a gorgeous boutique hotel located steps away from Rue Saint Honore.
- The Five Hotel is a quirky hotel with a fun design in the Latin Quarter – very close to Les Jardin du Luxembourg.
- An affordable hotel that doesn’t lack Parisian charm is Hotel Devillas.
- If you need an airport stay the Hyatt Regency CDG is fantastic.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
- Obviously you need to visit the Eiffel Tower, but I don’t recommend going up it. It wasn’t worth the long line and it was so crowded. View the Eiffel Tower from Jardin du Trocadero or Champ de Mars instead.
- Paris museums to visit: The Louvre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay and Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
- A walk along the Seine River with a bottle of wine is the perfect way to spend an evening in Paris.
- Churches to see: Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Sacre Coeur and La Madeleine.
- Jardin du Luxembourg is stunning year-round. Great place for photos.
- A photoshoot with Kiss Me in Paris is the perfect way to document your Parisian holiday.
- A day trip to Chateau de Versailles is a must. Don’t miss the stunning gardens!
WHERE TO EAT
- Les Ombres is hands down my favourite restaurant in the world. Bold statement – but it’s true! Incredible food and unmatched view of the Eiffel Tower.
- Foyer de la Madeleine is a hidden restaurant underneath La Madeleine. You need to purchase a $5 membership to enter, but it’s so worth it.
- Bistrot Victoires is a typical Parisian restaurant serving up the best steak frites in the city.
- You probably didn’t come to Paris for sushi, but Buddha Bar serves some of the best sushi I’ve ever had.
- You can’t miss the gelato at Amorino. Plenty of locations to choose from.
- Another must eat – crepes on the street! Any vendor will do, but they’re best enjoyed while sitting in one of the beautiful parks.
- For world-renowned macaroons visit the famous Laduree or Pierre Herme.
WHERE TO DRINK
- The rooftop bar at the Holiday Inn in the Latin Quarter has fantastic views of the busy neighbourhood below.
- For even better views order a pricey cocktail at Ciel de Paris
- Buddha Bar is a long-time favourite with chill house music and killer drinks.