The City of Love, for those romantics. The City of Lights, for the others.
A whole week off of school allowed my mom and I to have a girls week in Paris, France. What a dream!! Five full days spent seeing the wonderful sights with the best travel partner.
Here is a full itinerary of what five days looks like in Paris, with a bit of a broader budget:
Arrive at La Villa Saint Germain des Pres
Hit a flea market. Located at Saint Ouen, the window shopping and antique Parisian items are on point. Who knows, you may find a treasure!
Visit the all-famous Notre Dame Cathedral
Take a boat ride along the Seine. Leaving from Pont Neuf, time the ride just right so your out on the water along sunset. You'll get a killer view of the Eiffel Tower and it gives you a good idea of the city limits.
Breakfast at Eggs & Co.
Walk up Montmartre. See the beautiful church perched up on the hill with the sight of the Paris skyline.
Explore the cute city of Montmartre. It had a Mediterranean kind of feel.
Take a tour of the city on bikes. Paris Charms and Secrets was a four hour tour that takes you through little streets, bringing Parisian secrets to life.
Dinner at Au 35.
Visit the Tulleries Garden and the Lourve.
Stop for a quick snack at Lauduree.
Cook up a storm at a French cooking class. The best way to experience a taste of France. Our lead chef was a hoot, and the food (we made) was absolutely delicious. Le Foodist offers wine tastings, food tours, pastry cooking classes, and full course meal cooking classes.
Breakfast at Coutume
Visit the Eiffel Tower. Walking the streets leading up to the Eiffel Tower is special. Grab a coffee and just walk. Going up the Eiffel Tower didn't seem that important.
Shop the French department stores. Department stores in Europe are grand and offer a whole new experience. Also, hit up a Longchamp store, the bags are cheaper in France than they are in the US.
Get your museum fix at Musee d'Orsay. Attention college students on study abroad - you will get some sort of deal as a student temporarily a citizen of a European country. Free admission was the result.
Dinner at Semilla.
Day trip to Versailles. It was a little rainy the day we went, and that is definitely the time to go. We had the whole palace to ourselves with no lines or waits!
Dinner at a restaurant right next to Semilla. I forget what it is called for the life of me!! But it's right next door. They're octopus was incrediiiiiible.
What are your favorite places in Paris??? Comment below!