I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since I was in Paris! Honestly, it was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. There was something really exciting about traveling alone – it was certainly a challenge to be completely by myself (without access to phone or internet during the day), attempting to speak French, and trying to find my way around, but I felt really brave and centered and just lucky. And everything went so smoothly! I arrived in Paris on a Thursday morning, found my apartment in Le Marais, and immediately went to a cafe for a croissant and coffee (of course). Other than cafes, I spent a lot of time reading in gardens, drinking wine, wandering around the Seine, and really just absorbing as much as possible. See below for some of my Paris highlights, and stay tuned for more!
One of my favorite gardens, Jardin du Luxemburg
Dinner at Ma Bourgogne and flowers at the Tuileries Gardens
More of the Jardin des Tuileries
My Le Marais neighborhood was picture perfect
Grabbed the most delicious chocolate mousse at Bistrot Vivienne
The garden at the Rodin Museum is a must see (and only €1),
along with Musée d’Orsay (don’t miss their balcony)… and I just wandered outside the Louvre.
Garden of the Archives Nationales
My absolute favorite spot was the Place des Vosges – on a couple different occasions I just relaxed here with a book and croissant and did a bit of people watching! I also loved seeing the Eiffel Tower at sunrise and the Arc de Triomphe (above), and grabbing croissants and macaroons from Cafe Pouchkine (Cafe Briezh was closed while I was there!). Stopping at the market at Breguet Sabin on Sunday was also a highlight, as was walking with crepes around the Île Saint Louis! And my dinner at Le Dome du Marais was the perfect escape at the end of a long day. I can’t wait to go back (someday)!