Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Paris Planning

macaron gif

I'm having a pretty exciting week as I have just officially booked my first trip abroad in three years - a little holiday to Paris in April with Reda. As with all things I immediately turn to blogs to look for advice on what to do and where to go. It's been about five years since I last went (when I purchased the above macaron ridiculousness) and while my interests haven't changed much (I basically want to visit museums, eat cake and go to Sephora) I am on the hunt to find some different places to visit.

These are the blogger Paris guides I've found so far:

Making Magique - My Paris
Cherry Blossom Girl - My Paris
Niotillfem - One Paris Guide
Hjartesmil Paris

If you've been recently please let me know your favourite places to eat, drink and see in the comments. If you've written a post about your trip let me know the link and I'll add some in to this post.

Thanks for your help!

Edited to add the following Paris guides:

Deepa's Little Weekend in Paris
Keeping Up With Katie's Paris
The Jersey Girl in Paris

27 comments:

Deepa Mistry said...

I went recently and wrote a blog post here http://lazygiraffeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/a-little-weekend-in-paris.html

Definitely go to Breizh Cafe for crepes and galettes and fantastic Breton cider. :)

Nina said...

I'm so jealous you're going to Paris it's such a wonderful city! I think Audrey has a guide to Paris on her blog (www.befrassy.net) which is probably really helpful!
Can't wait to read about your trip!
xxx
Nina from little nomad

xStroutx said...

SO JEALOUS!!! I love Paris!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

aw majorly jealous, I'm sure you'll have a fab time :) x

Hello Bee said...

Aw, what a treat! I was hoping to go this year but have opted for Lille instead as I have been to Paris before and guilted myself into thinking I should try somewhere new!

Be sure to check out the tower at night with its incredible champagne-bubble lights and the Tuillerie gardens are beautiful with a gorgeous vintage carousel. The love wall in Montmarte is a good photo moment too. I went to an incredible garden walk on a rooftop which a quick google wont tell me the name of, but sure it's in your guidebook! Also, if you're a french film nerd like me, you can't beat going for a coffee (and posing with the phone box!) in Amelie's cafe.

daisychain said...

Trying so hard not to be jealous xx

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

That is so exciting!
I want to go to Paris again so bad. I'm not even checking out these links now, because I'm sure they'd make me want to go even more. I saved them for when the time comes though;)

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Sherin said...

Oooh, exciting! Hope you have an amazing trip. Paris is so lovely.

Rachel said...

Oh, have fun! I want Paris to be my first proper holiday destination after I move back from Los Angeles to England!

Alice said...

Paris is so beautiful! I went last year and fell completely head over heels in love. We did all the generic tourist things, which you probably have already done before/got planned. Looking forward to hearing about your trip and little adventure to the most glorious city xxx

Kate said...

I've never been to Paris - it's basically on my list of DREAM destinations but I haven't quite made it yet. My interests are pretty much the same as yours, with more cake. However, I heard there was a bridge where there are thousands of padlocks that people leave there frozen in time, would be quite wowsome to see perhaps? Or at least make some pretty photos!

Hazel said...

Ah ha! This explains the Parisian look in your previous post (not that you need an excuse to get your Paris on).
It's ages since I went there, i'd love to go back soon!

Hannah said...

Oh I am so excited for your trip haha, I love Paris, I went in the summer and am going again in March. I love musee d'Orsay, musee de l'Orangerie, Centre Pompidou, walking along the left bank, Shakespeare and Co. and the Canadian book shop around the back, Jardin Tulleries, Sacre Coeur at night. All pretty standard thing to be honest. In March I'm going to visit the catacombs, musee de Rodin, musee marnottan and musee Picasso, basically anything with impressionist art haha. Don't forget the city pharma on rue de four, all your beauty needs under one roof :)

canvasofculture said...

That's such exciting news! You're so lucky to be visiting Paris- one of my biggest travel destinations. I hope to be going there sometime in the next few years too. Have a wonderful time!
xx

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Not sure if this helps because it depends on the date you go, but apparently on the first Sunday of every month all the museums are free to enter!

Benlovesting said...

oh my that look so good! x

Lauren Glossary said...

Oh how lovely!! And did you see Sandra is MOVING there?!!! Wowzers! Have a wonderful trip - looking forward to the pics xxx

Maria Fallon said...

Ah I am so jealous, I have never been to Paris and I would love to go!

Maria xxx

Jane said...

That's so exciting! I'm jealous. I went for the first time last year for a couple of days, but I think we only really did the big tourist things.

Katie Frank said...

yay Paris is my dream, my destiny. All I can say: Have fun! <3
http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

My Hideaway said...

Paris! Lucky you! I wish I could help with suggestions, but it's been even longer for me since I was last in Paris. I can't wait to see what you do there though! :)

Mat said...

excellent! i've never been but do know someone whose just been. there's a tiny resturant called frenchy's, it's not cheap but it's meant to be the dogs

Vintage Reflection said...

I love Paris and it's one of my favorite city's to visit. I can't wait to see what you get up to and your photographs of the beautiful city. x

Winnie said...

Oh I would love to go back to Paris. In terms of Art, I pretty much did all the galleries in a week long visit as part of my Art History degree...I would definitely visit the Orangerie even if it is only for the glorious purpose built curved rooms that house the Monet water lillies. I also really love the Musee D'Orsay too and the Rodin Gallery is awesome too AND the Picasso Museum!

PinkBow said...

Ah Paris is my favourite city. I think you can't go wrong wherever you end up.

Hannah Campbell said...

You must take a visit up the Tour Montparnasse, it's an old office skyscraper but for around 12 euro you can take the lift to the top floor, where there is a bar and an outdoor viewing platform! It's awesome and it's the only place you can see the Eiffel Tower from high up!
I'd go at night if I were you, Paris is so beautiful

http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

Abby Mifsud said...

Have so much fun! You and I read the same blogs so I can't offer anymore suggestions as far as guides :) <3