Paris. My favourite and most loved city in the world. I can’t quite describe it in words, it’s more of a feeling when I step into those cobbled stoned streets, it’s just something special in the air. Something I’ve never quite felt in any other city in the world.
C o f f e e
Coffee is most important to me whilst travelling. Make sure to stop by Coutome Café (also do a great breakfast, beyond a croissant) or Kozy Salon Urbain for an array of yummy pastries and cakes.
Snack: Paul was a favourite of ours. Paul is a french chain of bakery/cafes and they have a range of delicious pastries and baguettes with fresh ingredients that will not disappoint. You will no doubt track one day wherever you find yourself roaming in Paris.
J u s t C a u s e
When in Paris, you obviously need to sample pastries and given there are scrumptious bakeries on most street corners, this isn’t hard. Make sure to pop into Laduree for some tea and a macaron, or just to marvel at the beautiful window displays and cakes.
Head to Rue Cler where you will find one of the best market streets in Paris and put together a picnic for yourself and stroll onto the gardens below the Eiffel Tower. Is there anything better than a Parisian picnic under such a fabulous monument…not really!
Hop on Hop off Bus
I’ve visited Paris many times and as cheesy and touristy as some may think the Hop On, Hop off Buses may be, it’s a way to really experience the city from above street level. It’s Paris, there are a plethora of architectural wonders to be seen from up high and I find I am in awe when driving through the streets of Paris, each building is more beautiful and historic than the next.
This may be an obvious one, but this street is a favourite of mine. Shop till you can’t physically carry any more bags or your bank account tells you to stop (that’s what credit cards are for though right?!?). You can’t go past visiting this street, even just a walk up to marvel at the Arc De Triomphe.
A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty and in the point of Life – Thomas Jefferson
Next stop…Amsterdam, stay tuned!!