Bonjour Paris

I thought I’d start this blog with my most recent trip. I went to *Paris* in May 2017 for work and remembered how beautiful this city really is!! It’s a wonderful, classic spring destination

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Place de la Concorde

Where did I stay?

I stayed at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (it was a work trip, so the hotel is on the expensive side). It’s a clean, modern option with a great location just across the street from the metro and rail station.

How to get around?

The public transportation is great in Paris; you can get anywhere on the subway. Purchase a Paris Visite card to get unlimited access for your stay. Notice that the Charles de Gaulle airport is outside of the core Paris area that is included in this pass, so extra fare is required! (I used Le Bus Direct to get to-and-from the airport, It’s comfortable and has wifi but plan ahead because traffic might surprise you!)

What to eat?

Grab a baguette, cheese and wine and head to Champ de Mars. It’s really a gourmet meal with an unbeatable view. If you are looking for a sit down meal there’s literally a restaurant in every corner, get a table on the sidewalk for the true European experience.

What to do?

Don’t miss the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur basilica, Louvre museum, etc. These are all famous for a good reason! Take a stroll along the Seine, discover a museum, go to a show at the moulin rouge, make a road trip to Versailles . There’s so much to see and do in Paris you probably don’t need any tips.

The Eiffel Tower

Every spring, the Eiffel tower is lit every hour on the hour from dusk to dawn

Most people recommend the Arc de Triomphe for a great view of Paris from the top (and one that includes the Eiffel Tower), my advice is to skip the line and head to the lesser known Montparnasse tower instead. The Tour Montparnasse is one of the tallest buildings in the city with 59 floors and it has a 360 observation deck with breathtaking views of the city.

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View from the Montparnasse Tower

What not to miss?

Don’t be afraid to get lost in Paris, explore its neighborhoods, you will not regret it!

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