Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I are headed off to Paris this weekend to attend a friend’s wedding. We’re spending about a week in Paris before the wedding and I’m looking for any recommendations anyone has. We’ve both been there before for extended weekends when we were poor college students. But we’ve never been together and never as “adults”.
So I guess I’m looking for any recommendations that go beyond Versaille, the Louvre or Musee d’Orsay. Favorite cafes, shops, sites slightly off the beaten path. I’m open to any and all suggestions.
We’re thinking of visiting the catacombs. Has anyone been? Is it worth it?
Post # 3
@Meowkers: Yes, do the catacombs! Just make plans to go around the time it opens in the morning, otherwise you’ll be stuck in line for a very long time.
I guess it depends on what you are interested in – Do you want to go shopping? Do you want to take food/wine tours/classes? Do you want to see museams? Choose your theme and it will make it easier to narrow down your options.
Post # 4
this is pretty famous, but Cafe Angelina is amazing! their hot chocolate, cakes, macarons…. just bliss. the decor is beautiful, lush european.
Post # 5
Darling Husband and I went for a weekend in December and had a great time.
I highly recommend Fish la Boissonnerie for dinner. The food is AMAZING and not too pricy.
You will need to make reservations though.
Other than that Darling Husband and I just wandered around, stopped at little cafes for croque madams and wine, shared a crepe, etc.
We did do the eiffel tower, but that was really the only “tourist” attraction we did.
We were only there 1 night, but had a great time.
And if you need a hotel recommendation we stayed at Hotel Thoumieux and it was awesome. This was our room (the decor was so fun):
Post # 6
@Au Jardin: thanks for the tip regarding the catacombs.
We’re up for some light shopping but nothing super expensive or designer. Always open to recommendations on places to eat. I think we’re all set on the museum front though.
@peonia: @KatNYC2011: thank you. I’ll look into both of those. I have a feeling I’ll be coming home with a few extra pounds from all the eatting. 😉
Post # 7
Don’t know if you guys like to bar hop, but we went to serveral different areas, and by far the most fun was the Notre Dame area. 🙂