My mother and I are still making noise from our trip to Paris last week. It was my second visit since living in Paris 40 years ago. The city was even nicer than she remembered. In case you’re planning a trip (or love to travel), here’s a rundown of where we stayed, ate, and walked. Of course, feel free to add your insights in the comments…
My mother arrived a little later in the week, so my friend Claire and her 8-year-old daughter, Elle, were my travel companions for the first few days.Borrowed 2 bedroom Marais district with wooden beams and large windows. Our location was gorgeous, but you can also find nice spots in the area for under $175 a night. nice walk, sunny flat and cozy studioor you could rent a private room in someone’s apartment—like this and this —I’ve done it many times before San Francisco This December, it’s always going well. (Check the positive reviews!)
On the first day, I took a walk along the Seine by myself. Paris is such a gorgeous city. It’s also fun to stroll around and soak in the water. We also went to the Tuileries where Elle jumped cool. underground trampoline (And I started finding Rivedroite bags, lol).
In the evening, we had dinner with Cassie, Claire’s best friend who has lived in Paris for decades.she takes us Le Square Torso, a neighborhood bistro across from a small park. We sat at a table and ate radishes and butter and shared escargot and cheeseburgers with Comte. When the kids got restless, we played tic-tac-toe on brown paper tablecloths, but when the chocolate mousse arrived, everyone was thrilled.
The next day we wandered around the Marais area. Paper Tigre, saint james, Ayur, bonton, rendezvousand — one neighborhood — Fixed-line phoneA trusted crowdsourcer is Merci, clothing, home décor, beauty, and gifts.how cool are you fruit and vegetable candles?they also had hot dog candles and grape soap (If you, like me, are strangely delighted with food-shaped things).
then we took a walk Lass du FalafelTheir signature sandwich – silky eggplant with cucumber, cabbage and tomato and crunchy falafel stuffed in warm pita and drizzled with tahini – has a cult following. The line took 20 minutes, but it was worth it.That said, some of his CoJ readers and David Lebowitz claim to Maoz and Mizunon is even better, but I may have to go back and do a taste test as I didn’t have time to check. #falafelwar
The Marais was bustling, fun and bustling and we had a great time.
A few days later my mother arrived!!! We moved to 3 bedroom apartment Cross the river and reach the 6th station. (Other beautiful spots in this area: charming studio, sweet rooftop apartmentand Private room with good reviews.) The family that lived there had children, so the apartment was full of board games, toys, books and magazines, which was always fun. The building also had a horrifically small elevator, but needless to say I didn’t take it.
(Still, it wasn’t as small as the elevator we went last time!!!)
I couldn’t sleep on a night flight, but I wasn’t so tired that my mother was surprised, Luxembourg Gardens, one of the most charming places in Paris. You can relax on the green chairs around the fountain, listen to people chatter, birds chirping and feel the sun on your face.
Elle rented a boat and pushed it around with a stick (if the boat floats in the back of the fountain, just wait for the wind to push it back). -Year!
One of the perks of traveling with a little girl is having someone else who is just as excited. lipstick I urge you to reapply!
The next day, my mom and I walked a few blocks to…
One of the best things about traveling is that sometimes you don’t do anything, so one night we were watching over a picnic dinner at home. fugitive, is a very enjoyable thriller. (As Lindy West said — ironically — in her great book actually shit“Objectively, there is only one good movie: The Fugitive.”)
However, there is one restaurant that we have booked in advance. moco nuts, A gem spot in the 11th ward run by a couple with two daughters. They are only open for lunch as they come home at 5pm to spend time with the kids. “This is unusual in New York or Los Angeles, but extreme in Paris,” he said. New York TimesThe food was seasonal, imaginative and a lot of fun. The best bite we had in Paris (we all agreed) was the labneh on top, served with olive oil, za’atar, lettuce and soft bread.
On our last morning, my mother and I walked to the legendary cheese shop. barthelemyRun by Nicole Barthélemy, a cheesemaker with a long line of cheesemakers, this store smells amazing and features cheeses of all shapes, milks and sizes. you can’t go wrong.
Our last night we went on a boat trip Green River Cruisewas recommended by CoJ leader (thank you!). We brought cheese and bread and grapes and they served us cold white wine. We drove down the Seine past Notre Dame Cathedral and the Paris Botanical Gardens and the Eiffel Tower. What a way to end a trip. My mother was in Heaven, and that night, and the week, felt like such a gift.
I always love to see what people take home from vacation, so here was my stuff. Montag mugs and baguette pens, Alain Ducasse chocolates, Landline little toys.
Other Parisian spots we love but not pictured: Chez Janow A very fun dinner spot (call to make a reservation or show up before they open at 7pm). Benchie for very cool sandwich; dreamin man For the perfect cup of coffee and a laid-back scene. free persephone Amazing massage and manicure/pedicure. Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection for artwork. Iconic sights such as the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum and the Eiffel Tower.
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