Sunset over Le Tour Eiffel.
The 2nd Best Way to Navigate Paris, after the Vélib.
I went to Paris to feel like a true Parisienne for a weekend and it worked out fabulously. We had an ace girls’ weekend with great food, laughter and company. On top of that we managed to spend obscene amounts of money on pretty little things and felt really, really good about it. What more can you ask for?
The weekend also marked the start of spring and we felt all kinds of summery in warm and sunny weather – subsequently it was time to kick off the shoes and hang out in the park with ice cream, nothing better. Nothing like the area around Canal St. Martin and Rosa Bonheur beergarden in Parc des Buttes Chaumont.
Paris is such a wonderful place, with so many nice little areas, beautiful people and a charming atmosphere everywhere you go. It’s the kind of city where you feel the need to dress in your best attire and wear heels all the time. Where you just have to sit in a cafe and drink a ‘ver rouge’ or a ‘pression’ while watching life go by.
Ah Paris: Do you have favorite places and must have spots to visit? I’m always keen to learn about new bars and restaurants. We visited the Cafe Charlot, made an attempt to get drinks at Andy Wahloo et cetera.
If you’re not so lucky to stay with friends, I highly recommend Hotel Crayon – a cute little art boutique hotel, smack in the middle of Le Marais and thus only a short walking distance to all stores you’ll want to hit.
Getting around is convenient and fast by Metro, however, if you’d like to experience the city, I highly recommend the very easily accessible city bike system called Vélib.
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