Paris Mini Guide

 Best months to go: 

From May through October, but we prefer May and Sept/October, try to avoid the Summer at all costs – so many people!

Getting around:

Walk! This allows you to stumble upon some magical streets. The Metro is also very well connected. HOWEVER, it can be insanely busy and you could feel like a sardine. We especially experienced this around work hours.

How long to stay:

To JUST do Paris: 3-4 days is good to see the main sites. More if you want to really take your time or do day trips.

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Where to stay:

we stayed here in December and the location is AMAZING. Just a few minutes from the Louvre and great restaurants all around. It IS small though!


We prefer the location of the one above as the Eiffel tower is a bit out of the way, but this is a great option if you want to be by the icon!

A woman in winter attire contemplates the Eiffel Tower from a stone bridge over the Seine River in Paris, embodying the allure of solo travel in Europe with the iconic iron lattice tower in the backdrop.

Favorite activities we did:

This cooking class was SO FUN. We got to learn from a Michelin Chef and the food was amazing. Bring your stretchy pants:

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Awesome skip-the-line Louvre tour that you will be glad you did because the Louvre is SO BIG.

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Walking food tour because it’s PARIS and you need to do a food tour.

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French wine and champagne tasting

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Champagne region tour (you have to get yourself to Reims which is a super short train ride) you’ll be happy you did this so you don’t have to deal with making reservations at all the champagne houses! It’s a pain! 

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Must Eat Restaurants:

If you’re into cocktails – Little Red Door is one of the worlds top 50 and they do this whole “farm to glass” thing. The cocktails are VERY unique and different!

Baranaan is also a cool cocktail bar designed to look like a train in India with Indian flavored cocktails like cardamom and rose. So cool!

Leon – kind of a French chain for the classic mussels and fries. Very tasty!

Pierre Herme – THE place for Macarons (it’s beating Laudree now!) We tried both and Pierre is better!

For the best almond croissant – Maison d’isabel

Great bakery – Stohrer (oldest patisserie in Paris)

Tradi – an AMAZING French restaurant. Try the snails – I promise you won’t regret it.

Crepes – Creperie Broceliande in Montmarte was so good we went almost daily for lunch!

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