Durning my junior year of college I spent the summer living in Paris, France and I left a piece of my hear there. Here are a few of my suggestions of where to go and what to eat. I hope to someday go back and collect the pieces of my heart I left there and maybe a macaroon or two while I’m there.
Entrecote from e Relais de l’Entrecôte (St. Benoit) it doesn’t open until 7 but you have to get there at 615/30 there WILL be a line (because it’s that good). Best meal I had in Paris and the service was really good too! By far my #1 food recommendation. Entrecote is a famous french dish consisting of steak with special sauce and fries. You will get a salad to start and then the waitress will ask you one question, “How do you want it cooked?” They recommend it medium and that’s what I got and it was so good. Just when you finish and you’re stuffed they will bring seconds on a big platter and scoop you another full portion.
Ob-La-Di my favorite breakfast in Paris! The best avocado toast, granola bowls and lattes or iced coffee! YUM! I would eat here for breakfast everyday if I lived here.
Laudree it is as good as everyone claims that it is! My favorite was the Marie Antoinette macaroon, which was the flavor of the month, and it was black tea and honey and it was to DIE for!
Nutella Crepes from a street vendor I loved plain Nutella crepe from Crêperie le Minos on Rue de la Huchette by Notre Dame.
Falafel in Le Marais there is a famous place here called L’As du Fallafel and they are delicious! Perfect to eat on the go which Parisians don’t do very often. But i suggest getting it and finding a nice bench on the street on in a park and people watching.
Eclairs from L’Éclair de Gènie there are a few all over Paris my favorite was the passionfruit and raspberry one. YUM!
Boat cruise on the Seine. Try to make sure you get on a smaller boat some of them are massive. We took a small one right by the Eiffel Tower and it was so nice out. Do when the weather is good and on a weekday or at night. It is amazing to see the city from the water.
Il St Louis (island behind Notre Dame) great place to get souvenirs! The little shops here are amazing and the vibe is much more laid back.
Top of Arch de Triumph great view of the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris
Pont des Arts is my favorite bridge to watch the sunset from.
Champs de Mars and see the Eiffel tower sparkle. It sparkles on the hour for five minutes starting after it gets dark which in the summer isn’t until 11pm. You MUST do this is not optional.
Jardin de Tulleries / Luxembourg good for a walk with a gelato in hand
Sacre Coeur is a white church on a big hill at sunset you can get a view of all of Paris lit up which is gorgeous! Montmarte is very fun on a Saturday morning lots of street art and good performers
Museum D’Orsay beautiful on the inside it is an old train station and they have Monet and Van Gogh works. Get a pass for 16 euros that gets you into the Musee L’orangarie too which is my favorite museum in all of Paris because it is home to Monet’s gorgeous waterlilies. ***TIP: On the first Sunday of every month the museums in Paris are free
BHV in Le Marais – cool collection of brands similar to a European Nordstrom also in my favorite neighborhood in Paris so be sure to walk around the area. When the department store closes the rooftop bar opens and you get a gorgeous view of the city.
Maje is my favorite store in all of Paris they are everywhere but you need to go in I want to buy everything inside!