The city of Romance…
Paris Must Do’s
There will always be Paris…. These are the words I mumbled the months leading up to a 10-day trip to Paris. Now that it’s over I keep thinking that. What a perfect destination to celebrate my Business School Graduation prior to returning to the real world (as in back to full-time!).
For all of you who have not been to Paris, hurry up and go. This was my third visit, however, my first two were during my teens and early 20s so I didn’t recall or take in as much on those visits as I did this time.
If you’re able to go definitely stay as LONG as you can. First, because the food in Paris (especially the sweets and desserts) is amazing. Second, the city is gorgeous with so much history and amazing architecture. And third, because it’s very fun and romantic. Yes I said it. It is romantic as a city and a wonderful place to be with a loved one or with friends to enjoy the charm, beauty, and delicious food and wine.
Eiffel Tower – This is a given but just to be sure since you are in the most romantic city ever this is one of the best spots to visit, especially if you’re with a loved one. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet Mr. or Mrs. Right at the Eiffel Tower! You can take the stairs or the elevator. I’ve done both and it really depends on your mood and the shoes you’re wearing (def bring sneakers if you’re doing the stairs). Avenue Gustave Eiffel, 75007 Paris, France. 33 892 70 12 39.
The Louvre & The Jardin du Carrousel – Another obvious one in guide-books, still a wonderful museum and a must see. I’m not one of those people who can spend hours in a museum however this place has something for everyone. Also if you’re in need of a breath of fresh air there’s a gorgeous garden outside to walk around called The Jardin du Carrousel – After visiting the Louvre I suggest you stroll through these gardens, which will lead you to the Champs-Elysees. Louvre: Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France. 33 1 40 20 53 41. Jardin du Carrousel: Place du Carrousel. 75001. Paris, France.
Love this shot, Paris is soooo beautiful!!
Champs-Elysees & L’Arc De Triomphe – Is a great walk, definitely crowded and a ton of tourists, but still a must-do. If you walk up the street after 10-to-15 minutes you will arrive at L’Arc de Triomphe. Avenue des Champs Elysees. 75008 Paris, France.
Notre Dame St. Chapelle -Depending on how much interest you have in churches, here are two great ones. If one is enough for you, definitely see Notre Dame and if you have time St. Chapelle is a 5-minute walk away with gorgeous stained glass and a smaller, unique feel to it. 6 Place Parvis Notre Dame, 75004 Paris, France. 33 1 42 34 56 10.
St. Germaine Neighborhood – I suggest you spend the time visiting the St. Germaine neighborhood. It’s very charming, feels similar to the West Village (NYC), or quaint streets in London.
Au Revoir Paris, until next time!! XO The J.S.F.