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Destination Paris!

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Paris. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

Travel Light - Pack for Winter in Paris. 20 items, 10 outfits, 1 carry-on.

We’re off to Paris soon, and while I’m part-excited, I’m also part-nervous. I have my packing list done, that’s always the easy part for me. I have to admit that it’s not a destination that I’ve been dying to get to. That said, I think this will be a pretty laid back trip. My husband and I don’t take a lot of time to ourselves when it comes to our family, so this trip will be a chance to finally do that. I look forward to long walks doing absolutely nothing, and taking a relaxing bath every night. I might even get to open a book, wow! It seems that I might be on the non-popular side of Paris opinions though, as several of our friends have already recommended a plethora of amazing things for us to check out. I’ve included them below.

Eat & Drink

  • Drinks at Le Perchoir
  • Healthy breakfast at Season
  • Wine and cheese at L’Avant Comptoir
  • Brunch at BigLove CafΓ©
  • Lunch with a view at KONG
  • World’s best macarons at Pierre HermΓ©
  • Gerard Mulot’s macarons are made fresh in Paris
  • Delicious food at Alcazar
  • Bring home good cheese from QuatreHomme, and ask for it sous vide so you can travel with it.
  • Hot cocoa from Angelina
  • Foie gras from Comptoir de la Gastronomie or Petite Sud Ouest (reservations recommended)
  • Bouillon Racine for dinner (reservations recommended)
  • Use Lafourchette.com for reservations
  • Poulette for the best steak frites in the city
  • L’as du Fallafel for great falafel on a Sunday (in the Jewish quarter)
  • Le Restaurant at Ralph Lauren Saint Germain
  • Bastille or St Michel districts for food
  • Vegan Folies on Rue Mouffetard so I can have some dessert!
  • Splurge on lunch for fine dining, better priced and less crowded than dinner
  • Brunch at Merci

See & Do

  • Art at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
  • Catacombs (come an hour before it opens to beat the crowd)
  • Versailles (I’m told to visit the faux-farm behind the Triannons)
  • Walk Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Orsay to visit
  • See Latin quarter
  • Walk Rue des goblins
  • Salvador Dali museum
  • Montmartre Cemetary

Shop

  • Le Bon MarchΓ©
  • Sennelier’s Art Store on the banks, near the Louvre
  • Le Marais district (good thing we’re staying here!)

Do you have any to add? Is there any must-do experiences in Paris? Delicious places to eat? Send them my way!

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11 comments

  1. The MusΓ©e de l’Orangerie is one of the most lovely small museums in Paris. There are 2 oval rooms dedicated to Monet’s waterlilies, rooms that Claude Monet himself designed for his paintings.

  2. Now that is a gorgeous and mesmerizing shot. Ah Paris, je t’aime.

  3. Excellent post. Paris is a gorgeous city. All parts of it are beautiful, but a resource like this will ensure that visitors see the best spots.

  4. I absolutely adore Pairs. I got lost there once when we were visiting, and it was actually the best time I’ve ever had in the city.

  5. Oh I envy you! Paris is one of the places I dream of visiting one day. I will bookmark this for future reference.

  6. Going to Paris is one of my dream. I should copy your list and do it when I had a chance to go there.

  7. I would love to go to Paris, this is on my bucket list. I will have to save this to know where to go!

  8. This makes me understand why my daughter wants to visit there so badly. I am afraid to leave the country but she is always talking about Paris, sounds lovely.

  9. I am dreaming of the day I get to go to Paris. I look forward to reading your posts all about your trip. Have a great time.

  10. Paris is one of my favorite cities! Make sure you get macarons in Laduree too. My favorite neighborhood is the 4th arr. Le Marais!

  11. I have always wanted to go to Paris and hope that I am able to one of these days. The Eifel Tower intrigues me.