As first time visitors, we fell in love with Paris. Growing fond of the Parisian culture, we adored their slower pace lifestyle and midday wine breaks. The food there was phenomenal, rather it was the simple cafe plates or the exquisite fine dinning. One of our favorite experience was being able to enjoy a bottle of wine during dinner without being rushed. A normal dinner service was expected to be two to three hours.
All the local attractions within Paris were walking distance and at times reachable via the Metro system. The Metro system was easy to understand and easy to navigate even though we got lost once. We used the Metro everyday to get to all our our destinations. There were an abundance of Cafe’s all throughout Paris. Our mornings and afternoons would be spent at Cafe’s people watching. Our go-to food items were bread and jam (du pain et confiture). I would usually get chocolat chaud and Ky cafe creme.
Laduree – Beautifully packaged macaroons that melt in your mouth.
Amorino – They make your gelato cone in the shape of a rose!
Annick Goutal Perfume Shops – Well known perfume houses in Paris.
Le Bar A Huitres (The Oyster Bar) – I love thier grilled shrimp!
naf naf – Chic, classy and feminine fashion.
La Compagnie de Bretagne – The best crepes with gormet ingredients.
Nicolas Wine Shops – So much good wine at affordable prices.
Jardin du Luxembourg – The perfect picnic place!
Palace of Versailles – You need a golf cart to see the whole garden.
La Coupole – Their seafood platter was huge!