Europe

Paris

Oh Paris, you get us every time…

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. I have visited France many times, from North to South, and Paris continues to seduce me. With food, with art, with style. Like NY, Paris is a City best seen by walking. It is easy to wander, and my first stops (after food) are generally to the Musee d’Orsay, or possibly the Louvre if it is not the weekend. I have been fortunate to stay at both the George V (Four Seasons) and The Ritz, which will re-open after a spectacular renovation at the end of 2015. (If you have time, a Day trip to Versaille is lovely too!) There is simply to much to fit into one post, but we continue to focus on select areas of Paris in future posts. Some inspiration to get you started: http://parisinfourmonths.com/

Stay

George V (Four Seasons), Ritz Paris, Peninsula, Haven in Paris, Hotel Amour, Hotel Particulier Montmarte, La Reserve, Saint James

See

Centre Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, the Louvre, Picasso Museum, Fondation Louis Vuitton

Shopping

Shopaholics will delight in the city’s myriad options, from chic department stores like Le Bon Marché to famed boutiques like Deyrolle. See some lists below:

Time Out: 100 best Shops in Paris

Girls Guide to Paris

Goop Shopping

Eat

Aux Lyonnais, Buvette, Cafe Pinson, Caviar Kaspia, Chez Julian, Glou, Isami…stop for treats at the original Ladurée! Also…
*Cafe Flore – 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
*Brasserie Lipp – 151 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France
*Hotel Costes – This is a nice place for drinks
*Relais Entrecote – Great for lunch ,20 rue Saint-Benoit, Paris

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie Mitchell is the founder and content director of L’Aventure Travel. She has traveled to over 40 countries, is the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We: The Adventures of Owen and Lucy”. A writer, producer, entrepreneur, and communications strategist, Carrie is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world.