Ah Paris—the city of romance and wander. While Paris is not my favourite city of my one month Europe circle (it’s quite dirty I must warn you and the metro system is not nearly as nice as other European countries) there are little peaks and gems that make the city sparkle like the Eiffel Tour at midnight. Here’s my must-see list and ultimate guide for what to do in the famous Paris:
Rue Crémieux: Those pastel candy coloured houses you always see on your Instagram feed? Yeah, that’s this street. It’s tiny but worth the visit if you want those pretty photos too! Soo cute.
Café de Flore: One of Paris’ most famous cafes as it was a regular spot for those of Picasso and other well renowned thinkers, writers, and artists. Have an afternoon tea or glass of wine on the side walk patio. The food is fabulous too!
Marché aux fleurs: Wander through this little floral market on your way to Notre Dame. The hydrangea collection is gorgeous and not many tourists know of this spot.
Pont Alexandre III: For the perfect view of the Eiffel Tour and the Seine River without the flocks of people, visit this bridge. It’s super close to Champs Élysées if you want to relax after a day of shopping. When you cross the bridge, there’s also a vast area of luscious green grass you can lounge on in the sun with views of the Musée de l’Armée.
Le Marais: A super chic neighbourhood of Parisian boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and fabulous street jazz players that make me really happy (Check out Swingin Paris !)
Ma Salle à Manger: I absolutely adore this tiny and intimate dining spot for a dinner in Paris. It’s off a busy street and tucked away by a mini park. The service is amazing and the food is fantastic. Order the escargot pastries and the salad feuillantine. Then finish off with a delicious creme brûlée!
Le Suffren: A great spot to grab dinner super close to the Eiffel Tower. This was my first dinner in Paris and left me with a great first impression of the city. Solid food, solid service, solid location!
See these places in action with my Paris Travel Vlogs!
Have you been to Paris? What are your favourite spots?