Post # 1
So excited! Darling Husband and I just booked an overnight trip to Paris for this weekend.
We’ve both been before but are excited to be able to do a quick train trip down.
We are staying on the left bank near the Eiffel Tower. Darling Husband wants to go up in the tower, but other than that we don’t really have plans.
Any good restaurant recommendations? Or good places for a cocktail?
We’re going for not too touristy (other than the Eiffel tower) and just enjoying a short trip out of London.
And once again… YAY SO EXCITED!
Post # 3
Never been, but I would recommend you let me stow away with you…after I find a way to London, of course! 😉
Post # 4
I’ve never been either. You lucky girl!
Post # 5
If you like chocolate, stop by La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin. We love their chocolate and they have a mini cafe for you to sit-down and enjoy. While we were in Paris, a local took us to Basserie Bofinger near Bastille area, it was good (reservation is recommended). If you like seafood, we love the Bar a Huitres seafood platter. There is also a restaurant by the river with the view of Eifel tower called La Plage, the food was good as well, but that might be a little touristy. If you want to do fine dining, Ledoyen is excellent (but it might break the bank).
Post # 6
@cutexkitty: Ooo… I do love chocolate. I’ll check out the others you recommended as well, although we’re not looking to break the bank so Ledoyen is probably out.
Looks like all advance Eiffel tower are already sold out, so we may have to wait in line. But our hotel is very close to the Eiffel tower so we’ll try and go bright and early on Sunday morning.
This really is one of the huge perks of moving to the UK. Paris is only 2 hrs and 15min on the train. SO easy! And unlike flying you go from city centre to city centre.
Post # 7
My suggestion? Take me! =)
No, seriously, have a ton of fun.
Post # 8
The BEST crepes in Paris are from a little shop with a yellow overhang to the left of Notre Dame (when facing it). There is also an amazing souvenier shop near there as well with gorgeous scarves. I always hit up both every time.
Post # 9
I just say wander the streets and get lost! I love all the little cafes and shops that are just tucked away. Part of the Pasis experience is sitting in a cafe with a cup of coffee and people watching. And you’re never really ever lost lost with the metro. Have fun!
Post # 10
@Treejewel19: Ooo that sounds great. My mom wants a scarf for Christmas so that could be the perfect place to get her present (and a delicious crepe).
@autumn865: I really do want to do some of that too. I just recently saw midnight in Paris and I so want to just wander the markets. And have a coffee or a cocktail and people watch.
Post # 11
I really, REALLY enjoyed dinner at L’Appart. It’s just off Champs-Elysees and is just off the beaten path and full of actual Parisians, not just tourists. It’s absolutely gorgeous inside and the food was insane. So delicious.
ETA: if you like seafood and have a few bucks to spare, I also recommend Le Congres. Amazing seafood. I ordered the ‘baked crawfish’ and this is what came out (and yes that’s a regular size dinner plate)
Post # 12
@KristenGotMarried: Looks like they do Sunday brunch (which I LOVE). Could be good after waiting in line early in the morning for the Eiffel Tower.
Post # 13
I guess since you’re in Paris you should try macarons although I personally hated them. Blegh.
Post # 14
@regberadaisy: Not like macaroons, how can this be!??! LOL!
Post # 15
@KristenGotMarried: Wow… that thing is HUGE! Sadly I’m allergic to shellfish, but Darling Husband might like it.
@regberadaisy: I’m with you there. I don’t like macaroons either. But crepes on the other hand… YUMMY!
Post # 16
You should go to Angelina’s for hot chocolate. It is so decadent and delicious! It was recommended to me when I went to visit and after that I was reading an interview my Salma Hayek and she recommended it! It’s delish!