Dan and I recently spent 3 and a half days in Paris, which at first felt like enough time to soak up the highlights, especially since I’ve visited the city before. But on the last day, when we mistakenly thought there wouldn’t be lines at the Louvre at 9am or when we realized we didn’t really get to see any art during the trip, I decided I was completely wrong. This city is too charming to rush through cappuccinos and croissants, or to almost murder your boyfriend when he still wasn’t done with his steak yet and the Eiffel Tower light show is about to start.
Highlights on days 1 and 2 below. I’m also in the midst of writing an itinerary of our trip. I’m a major planner and have an insane organizational system when it comes to travel. Dan says it’s scary how much joy I get from making a schedule. But then again he also texted me today because one of his Insta fans DM’d him for our Paris itinerary so I’m not too sorry about my addiction to planning.
One general thing to note: I love Paris’ architecture with its charming streets and antique roofs so outside of visiting the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, spent a lot of day 1 and 2 just wandering around a few the 3rd and 6th arrondissements. Dan likes to take a different approach to traveling – he prefers historical and tourist sites over killing your feet (aka my bunion) just walking all day.
Louis Vuitton purse, Loft faux fur coat, Zara blouse and boots
Nothing more classic than a Parisian rooftop
The owner of above restaurant came out to yell at me to buy something or leave about 30 seconds after this photo was taken.
Best croissants in town @ Sebastian Gaudard
Mango top, Michele watch, Sam Edelman loafers
I subsisted on escargots during this trip. I’ve always adored this dish but didn’t develop a taste for it until after high school (the last time I visited Paris was in 11th grade) so this was the first time having authentic, buttery, garlic-y, herb-y escargots. Even if it sounds gross to you, it’s a must try. At the very least you’ll love dipping French bread in the sauce.
Coolest fashion, architecture and flower shops on every block
Au revoir Paris, you’ve been good to us.