***go back and reread title if you didn’t read it as, “oui, pari!” (I tried to rhyme)***
Oh, Paris – the men, the food, the fashion, the extravagance of the city. Okay, okay….. Paris isn’t thaaat rich of a lifestyle with the pockets that I have. But boy oh boy is that city ever spectacular. I have visited Paris twice – once in the summer (July) and once in the spring (April). If you are wondering on when to go to Paris, choose April. The weather is absolutely amazing then and you won’t have to worry about profusely sweating or shivering in the summer or winter months. There are so many wonderful places to explore, shops to shop and foods to eat. Below are some pit stops you need to make when in Paris. Let the tour begin!
(Choux cakes! I’ll buy all of them thanks very much)
1. Le Marais
Le Marais is part of Paris’ 3rd and 4th districts. It is one of the oldest districts and has the coolest stores in Paris (sorry Champs-Elysees!). While walking from shop to shop, you can enjoy the stunning architecture and eat amazing falafels. Yes, I know, falafels aren’t very “French”, but Le Marais has been the city’s Jewish quarter since the 13th flipping century. Trust me on this, you need a falafel from Le Marais. It is calling your name. Some cool stores I recommend stopping by in are many of the cute tucked away thrift stores, where you can find one of a kind pieces from French labels; Bimba Y Lola – a cooler, higher quality Zara in my opinion; and Merci – a highly Instagrammable, warehousey store that sells pretty much anything from clothing to office supplies to bed sheets.
2. The Eiffel Tower
C’mon, you just have to see the Eiffel Tour when in Paris. We all know that. Prime time is at night when the lights are dazzling!
(Secretly hoping they will become a couple)
4. Musee d’Orsay
I think Musee d’Orsay is cooler than the Louvre. If you are dying to see the Mona Lisa, then you obviously have to go to see that girl in her crib of a museum, but the size of the painting gets completely swallowed up by the crowd of tourists. Musee d’Orsay had a former railway station, so not only do the art pieces blow you away, but the architecture of the museum itself is absolutely stunning. A must see!
Montmartre is adorable. There are so many tiny stores that are on the artsier side; you could spend all day going from shop to shop buying the perfect little souvenirs for you, your mom, your dad, your dog, cat, backyard earthworm, and your 1285749430958 friends. Yeah, there are that many cute things to buy. Hey, you could even get a guy to do a sketch of your face for a few euros and hang it up over your fireplace! Anyways, the vibes of Montmartre are so uplifting and inspiring that you cannot miss it. If you still aren’t convinced – google images the view from the top of Montmartre. Convinced now? Thought so.
(Dream house in Montmartre???!! Heck yes.)
This is the dreamiest place in Paris – I catch myself dreaming of going back to Flottes on a daily (maybe hourly) basis. What is Flottes, you may ask? A relatively cheap and minute French restaurant…..WITH THE BEST FRENCH ONION SOUP EVER. Like dying and going to heaven French onion soup, all of your hopes and dreams coming true in one spoonful. No, ice cream is not the remedy for a soul crushing break up – this French onion soup is. With the perfect ratios of bread, onion, cheese, and broth, there is enough flawlessly melted cheese and broth-soaked bread for every single spoonful of this soup. Drop dead serious – my mouth is watering as I write this. If you are in Paris for 24hours, even 2 hours, I say screw the Eiffel Tower and everything I just mentioned above and get your a** over to Flottes for that soup!!!!! Not kidding!!
Comment down below some of your favourite or dream places to go in Paris!!