Oh Paris… the place where I have spent the most time in my adult life (weird!) thus far… six whole years were spent in Paris – studying, teaching, playing and indulging (oh cheese! oh wine!). A lot happened in those six years and it is hard to believe that it has been four years since I left and well over a year since my last trip to Paris. This time, I brought the new man along for the ride – since he had never been there before (a travesty, really). So we tried to squeeze in as much touristing as we could in 48 hours. Our trip started out with the earliest possible train on a Saturday morning… which was brutal, but totally worth it.
And just like that, 48 hours in Paris came to an end… 27 miles walked in two days, tons of sites seen, loads of cheese and bread consumed, a beautiful bottle of Sancerre consumed and a bunch of new memories in a city which will always hold a special place in my heart.
From living there: see my blog post about my fave Paris hits here.
From this trip:
- Cafe l’Atelier on Boulevard de Montparnasse – excellent breakfast option
- La Place Royale on Place des Vosges – where they kindly gave us a cheese platter in place of olives when we were on our third round of drinks
- Les Bougresses in the Marais – delicious set menu with a perfect creme brulee
- Fat Tire Bike Tour – Night Bike Tour… a lot of you know that I used to work for FT back in the day (literally 4 years ago). So returning to Paris meant a night bike tour, not only to see the sites but also to remember fondly how much I loved that summer! If anyone is looking for something fun to do in Paris (or a summer job that will make you wish you never had to go back to the real world), Fat Tire is for you. The night bike tour is the best – ice cream at Berthillon, the sun setting across Paris, a ride with wine on a Bateaux Mouche, and seeing all of the sites in central Paris. Cannot recommend it enough.