Momtrends Guide to Paris
Due to popular demand, I'm sharing my latest Paris travel log. I'm giving you the highlight reel. For details you can click away or leave a comment, I am always happy to talk Paris!
After 12 trips to Paris I’m still making my way through the classics. This visit I made my way to the Orangerie to see the Monet Water Lilies. The space was build just for these oversized canvases. Stroll the rooms and take in the awesome.
Jardin des Tuileries (on the side of the river Seine)
Grab a bite nearby at François Felix it's just a short walk from Monet and has great outdoor seating. I had a delicious salad and a light glass of wine.
9 rue Boissy d'Anglas
The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit is genius. See the where the genius began (with a teddy bear) and where the journey has taken him. TIP: Get tickets online. The exhibit is really popular.
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
Since you’re right in the area, stroll through the Jardine Tuilleries. I fell asleep in a sun lounge chair (fighting jet lag) . For the kids, there are a few open play areas.
Don’t miss out on a chance to stop in for Millefeuille at Angelina. It’s a taste delight. And might be more decadent that a half dozen macaron from La Duree—but it’s too close of a competition and I think I need to do the test again.
226 Rue de Rivoli
Eleven Paris had funky retro 80s clothes for kids.
Rue St. Honore
I couldn't resist a new pair of Euro-sneaks. I popped into Longchamp on Rue St. Honore to pick up new sneakers.
Berenice has some genius collections for spring. I loved the boho vibe. Doesn’t exist yet in USA.
Sip a new flavor of tea at one of Kusmi’s locations. I loved the bold taste of the Kusmi collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier.
Head to the 11th for something new. It's got a cool bo-ho vibe I think you'll love. For a bit of site seeing, walk the Plantees Promenade an ancient viaduct turned elevated garden. The garden spans 5km and several neighborhoods. Get a bird's-eye view of a variety of neighborhoods—it’s the perfect way to work off the macarons or millefeuille I steered you to earlier.
Dine at Pharmacie for casual bistro food with a modern twist. The food plays off the classics but the vibe is young and fresh. I had a delish scallop dish with radishes.
22 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Le Servan owned by two sisters and this spot has some exciting things going on in the kitchen. Try the cockles and the chicken wings.
32 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France
Sip a cocktail at Bespoke where the hipster Brooklyn vibe was transplanted into Paris. Our waiter just happened to be from Battersby--one of our favorite Brooklyn spots. Get a small plate and a signature cocktail and soak in the tunes of a solid dj.
3 Rue Oberkampf
We stayed at the Hotel Majestic. It’s lovely and the perfect mix of modern and classic. The service is excellent and the facilities are tres chic. Our spacious room would certainly fit a roll out bed or two for kids, but this trip was adults-only.
The staff was extremely solicitous—they even arranged cocktails for two on the 4th floor terrace. I recommend a Lillet Blanc. The hotel has a lovely indoor pool that's just long enough for laps and don’t miss out on the breakfast.
30 rue La Pérouse - 75116 Paris
And my last tip? Hire a photographer from Flytographer. Check out our last Europe trip with kids and the magical photos we received.
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