64 Hours in Paris! Let’s GO! Or as the Parisians say “Allons-y!”
The night flight from Chicago or a non-stop “overnight” flight from any city is the BEST way to go. (@Americanairlines is our favorite airline to fly). You land in the morning at 9:30am and can be on your way to seeing the sights of this beautiful city by noon!
Follow along as we Journey through Paris and highlight a few of our favorite sites to visit, plus some new discoveries along the way. AND, we will share some of the styles our Founder, Melissa, used on her most recent adventure overseas!
Day 1: (14 hours)
💜 After check in and a quick freshen up, we went straight to the Champs Elysees as our hotel, La Demeure Montaigne (which we highly recommend), was nearby. We gathered a few fun pics in the prime spot then hit up the coolest drug store we have ever visited, @publicisdrugstore.
We shopped until we dropped and ended the day with a delightful dinner at ENVOLEE (translation “soaring!")
Day 2: (12 hours)
Breakfast began at @maisonladuree for a cappuccino and the best macaroons in town. Then, we had our sights set on the 2nd most visited landmark in Paris,💜 The Sacre Coeur atop the Montmartre - the highest point in all of Paris. The Church is magnificent and the views are worth the climb. I love traveling by Metro in Paris but due to our limited time, we opted for Uber. It was just $20 Euro. Don’t forget to pop around the Place du Tertre to see where some of the most famous artists, such as Picasso, spent time.
Then we went on to the oldest church in Paris, The Church of St. Germain du Pres. A coffee, tea or some bubbly at Les Duex Magots Cafe for a corner view and people watching is a must.
We popped over for some Photos on the Seine, and then visited 💜 Boulangerie Poulaine Bakery for some of the best sour dough and gluten free biscuits around. And, what would Paris be without a little shopping on 💜 Rue du Cherche Midi. It is a favorite hidden gem of ours.
Time for a breather and to settle into a delicious dinner at “L’Orangerie at the Four Seasons. The florals in this hotel are like art.
Day 3: (14 hours)
The Mona Lisa at The Louvre was on our list but not without a stroll through the Jardin des Tuileries and a stop at a lovely little cafe on the way - called Cafe des Marronniers for some pomme frites and chardonnay! We had big plans for the Eiffel Tower, hence no mention as of yet, but we did discover one of the best streets for pictures of this magical tower from afar called the 11 Av. du Président Wilson across from the Paris Museum of Modern Art. That's all for today with an end to another whirlwind day and dinner with a view at The Printemps Rooftop Terrace restaurant. Bonne Nuit!
Our final day to enjoy this magical place.
First stop was Notre Dame Cathedral, the most famous of the gothic cathedrals of the middle ages. Then, just a block away is Shakespeare & Company, an iconic english bookstore and one which you will find a book or gift even for those on your list who are hard to buy for.
Then we zig zagged through the streets for a Stroll by the Pantheon, through the Jardin du Luxembourg, then over the 💜 Pont des Arts Bridge (Lock bridge) and to end the day we had a cocktail at 💜 Hemingways Bar in the Ritz.
And, for the grand finale, we toured the Eiffel Tower. Built for the Worlds Fair of 1889, the most visited sight in all of Paris and a spectacle day or night. We highly recommend you stay for the twinkling lights which are best viewed from the Place du Trocadero.
Au Revoir mon amie…until next time, J’Taime Vous!
PS: be sure to shop our European Adventures Collection for your next travel experience!
PPS: Following are a few helpful tips from our trip!
- Check for holidays during your stay
- Reserve trains to other cities in advance
- Buy tickets to museums before you go
- Check Covid testing & mask requirements for every country/city/restaurant
And, then just roam, see and be!