Paris Travel Guide

what to do in parisIt’s taken me a few days, but I think my body is slowly starting to get back on a regular sleep schedule. We flew out to Paris on Friday evening and hit the ground running once we landed on Saturday. My biggest tip to fight jet lag is not to sleep until the evening. You’re tired, gross from being stuck on a plane for 8 hours and your body is on a completely different time clock, but grab an espresso (or two) and fight through it. You’ll bounce back so much quicker the next day!What to wear on an overnight flightjacket (30% off!)/ top / leggings / shoes / purse / carry-on / luggage
Comfort is key for me on an overnight flight. I packed these face wipes in my carry-on so I could take off my face makeup after we left Atlanta.paris air b&bWe rented the cutest little Airb&b in the Marais area and the view out our window was so charming.
beef carpaccioThe tastiest beef carpaccio, fresh greens and a side of fries for lunchSaint Germain ParisLuxembourg Garden ParisWe spent the prettiest day strolling through the Luxembourg Garden’s. I could’ve spent all day relaxing there.
Paris TripParis CafeMerci ParisSacre CoeurFavorite Paris Spots:

to do:
Since this wasn’t our first time to Paris, we went into the trip with no set plans and just enjoy the city. We strolled miles and miles through the arrondissements and would highly recommend exploring by foot! Paris is a very walkable city and you’ll discover the most charming little spots just wandering the side streets. Grab a seat on a sidewalk cafe, order a bottle of wine or espressos and a crepe and just be.
Sacré Coeur offers breathtaking views of the city and is worth the trek to the top.
+ Spend an afternoon taking in the exhibits at the Musee D’orsay. The building was an old train station on the left bank of Seine.

eat:
+ Brunch at Holybelly is not to be missed. Get the poached eggs and bacon with a side of greens
+ Have lunch at Le Jockey. Delicious food and even cuter interiors
+ For a casual dinner with authentic italian pizza, dine at La Cerise sur la Pizza. Each pick a different thin crust pizza and split a bottle of wine
+ Stop by Café Kitsuné for a coffee or matcha latte and relax in the park.

tips:
+ Paris is a great city to rent an AirB&B in! They go fast, so book far in advance. We stayed in the Le Marais arrondissement and loved the local vibe (think West Village of Manhattan). It was within walking distance of tons of great restaurants, shops and metro stops.
+ We also loved the 6th arrondissement, Saint Germain des Prés. More of the upscale shopping, great restaurants and close to many tourist spots.
+ Purchase metro tickets in packs of 10 if you plan on using the train a lot. It will save you time and money versus individually getting tickets each time you ride.
+ The bottles of wine in the local groceries are so inexpensive and really good. Grab a bottle, a baguette, fresh cheese and make your own picnic in the park by the Eiffel Tour or the gardens.

If you have any questions about planning a trip, where to stay, etc shoot me an email and I’m happy to help!

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20 Comments

  1. April 21, 2016 / 5:51 am

    You are really making me want to go back to Paris! So jealous of the view of the city from Sacre Coeur on the day you went! When we were there it was so cloudy 🙁 And I never thought to rent an AirB&B there, such a smart idea! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. April 21, 2016 / 6:18 am

    We loved going to the grocery store and getting cheese, wine and a baquette and then just sitting in the park or better yet in front of the eiffel tower it was so much fun!! I sort of wish we had rented an Air B&B…next time lol! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. April 21, 2016 / 6:41 am

    Such beautiful pictures, it makes me want to go back right now! So glad you had a great time. Ugh, jet lag is no joke. I get it worse as I get older. Staying up is so hard, but really the key. Can’t wait to see more!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. April 21, 2016 / 6:47 am

    This looks so beautiful! I’ve never tried Air B&B, but so many people keep sharing some great experiences with it – I need to try it! Glad you had a great trip 🙂 xoxo, Hannah

  5. April 21, 2016 / 8:44 am

    so cute – that travel outfit! i’m totally bringing my field coat on the plane hehe. air b&b is something i still need to try but after seeing yours in paris i think i’m def sold! great tips!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. April 21, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Right when I convince my husband to take me here I will be emailing you for more tips! Gorgeous photos!

  7. April 21, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Wellll now I want to go to Paris even more! Love this guide!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

  8. April 21, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Absolutely loved living vicariously through this vacation. So many beautiful snaps!! Glad y’all had so much fun 🙂

  9. jillian
    April 21, 2016 / 10:21 am

    ahhh this makes me miss paris so much!! i loveeee sacre coeur! xoxo

  10. April 21, 2016 / 10:30 am

    We were just talking about a European trip in Summer/September. We were all about it a few months ago and then life, I need to get back into planning mode!

  11. natasha {schue love}
    April 21, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Love this…I hope to make it to Paris one day! And thanks for the tip on the red-eye. We’re taking a red-eye when we fly to New York and I have been searching for tips on how to handle that. 😉

  12. April 21, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Oh my goodness, SO stunning! I dream of going and loved seeing it through your pictures. So fun!

  13. April 21, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I’m so happy that you had a good trip! I’ll have to save this for later – we hope to get to Paris before we start a family!

  14. April 21, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    How much fun!! Your trip sounds amazing and everything looks beautiful!

  15. April 22, 2016 / 7:33 am

    So many great snaps from your trip! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. We’ve never tried an AirB&B, but have heard amazing things. Glad to hear you had a great experience. Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  16. April 22, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    My favorite neighborhood is the St. Germain neighborhood. I LOVE the adorable white buildings with flowery balconies.
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  17. April 28, 2016 / 9:32 am

    Great tips! We booked through airbnb last time we were in Paris. We stayed in Montmartre right near Sacre Coeur – it was so perfect.

  18. Amy
    May 4, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    My husband and I are heading to Paris in a few weeks, and it’s my first time going! Any suggestions for a packing list?