travel adventures: paris (sept 2018)

Better late than never! I am finallllly getting around to sharing photos from the last leg of our Europe 2018 trip – Paris! It’s almost been a year since our trip, but wanted to share a few photos (Lucy was soooo tiny! 😭) and some favorite things to do in Paris. Our good friends Luke and Renee live there and compiled an amazing list of things to do / places to go, so here’s some Paris ideas from locals! 🇫🇷We went to a lot of these spots, but not all — you can’t go wrong with any of these spots.

We stayed in Le Marais area in an Airbnb and while it was busy, we loved how centrally located it was — we walked EVERYWHERE! I think we only took the metro one time, and instead opted to walk everywhere. Most of our days were spent having breakfast/coffee, wandering different neighborhoods, having rosé and a picnic in a park, and having an early snack/happy hour somewhere just the three or us or meeting up with friends and then back to Airbnb around 7 because #bedtime. Our Mountain Buggy Nano was one of the best things we packed — Lucy took naps on the go in this stroller usually 2x/day. For some kid travel-related advice, make sure to read this post! ✈️

COFFEE:
– Boot Cafe
– Ob-la-di (just a few blocks away from Boot Cafe)
–  Partisan
– République of coffee
– Loustic
– Coutume
– Broken arm
– Cafe arts et metiers (for the cute parisan patio, not for the coffee)
BRUNCH:
– Coutume
– buvette
– frenchie to go

HEALTHY FOOD:
– Wild and the moon
– Love juice bar
– Otium juice bar
– Season – we went here twice! So good.
LUNCH/DINNER:
– Le mary celeste
– Bonhomie
– Clamato – seafood
– L’as du Fallafel – on our first trip to Paris together, we went here 2x! Super yummy, order at the counter type of place for falafel.
– Jaja – French restaurant for dinner (great date night spot)
– Happy Nouilles – we ordered takeout noodles here (because, 6:30pm bedtime for Lucy 😳- so yummy!)
BOULANGERIES:
– Du pain des idées – we visited this place when we went to Paris a few years ago and went back this trip! It was equally as delicious but much busier this time! 🥐
– Liberté – SO GOOD. Less touristy and busy than Du pain des idées

DRINKS:
– buvette – wine bar
– Bonesprit – beer
– Comptoir general
– candelaria
– La Belle Hortense – cute wine bar and bookstore in Le Marais
– little red door
– carbón
– Hoppy Corner – beer hall
– Clown bar
– Bisou
– Barapapa – drinks outside along The Seine (close to Rue Crémieux)
TOURISTY SPOTS:
Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame – we didn’t go inside this time, but admired the outside area really early in the morning. Best to go super early to avoid crowds!
Jardin du Luxembourg
Sacré-Coeur – beautiful church at the top of
Jardin des Tuileries
Rue Crémieux – a street of adorable, colorful pastels homes #content

More posts from our Sept 2018 trip to Europe: Amsterdam and Belgium
Our 2017 travels: Greece, Italy (Positano, Rome & Capri)
Our 2016 travels: London, South of France, ProvenceParis

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