I have always heard things such as Paris is the most romantic city, so I was super excited to explore this city! I had some friends in town so jumped to the opportunity of visiting!
Fly: flight to CDG airport is quite easy to get into the city. There is a train the “B” train takes 35 minutes into the city
Train: from London you can also take the Eurostar which takes you to the Gare du nord which is right in the city centre!
Safety! – Ladies do be careful, Paris is not the safest city and there is a lot of petty crime around the city centre particularly by the train stations and large touristic sites. It is still such a beautiful city so still do visit but just be mindful of your bags around the train stations in particular. I know a fair few people who have had their wallets stolen, so not the worst thing, but still pretty scary in a new city especially if travelling solo.
Arrive into the city in the weekend and take a quick trip to drop off your bags before exploring Paris in the evening.
Dinner: Chez Julien for traditional restaurant to kick start the holiday mood.
Have breakfast/brunch at Marcelle cafe in Les Halles. It is so beautifully decorated and the food is so pretty to look at. Plus the Cafe is on 3 floors, so you can pick the floor you prefer as each one is decorated differently. Absolutely loved it! It was also empty which meant really good photos 🙂
Spend the day walking around all the different sites, everything is such an easy walk to each other! Make sure to check out the seine (main river that runs through Paris), St Germain district which has a few monuments such as the pantheon, Jardin du Luxembourg- the prettiest park!
If you have extra time it is so worth going up of Tour Montparnasse. Don’t be fooled by the modern looking building, the top has incredible views over Paris. This is perfect at sunset time as you see the contrast as the Eiffel Tower lights turn on!!
Dinner: Visit Robert & Louise if you like a good steak. There is also Maceo restaurant if looking for something more upmarket in a residential district.
Post dinner: Jazz night at Duc des Lombards. They have a evening show at 11.30pm, there will be a line outside but so worth the wait! Also you don’t need to pay an entrance fee, just order a drink and enjoy the music! Plus, it is such a lively district there will be lots of street performers outside whilst waiting in the line.
Book yourself into an afternoon cooking class at La Cuisine Paris. We did the macaron cooking class which was so much fun!! I learnt so much about the cooking process plus you get to take about 20 macaroons each which is great given they are so expensive normally!!
If you need a snack before your train/flight home, we stumbled across an amazing cafe that does food in bread bowls – this cheese on was heavenly 🙂 at Le Bol de Jean.
Have a nice time and let me know how your trip goes.