Bonjour! Just kidding. I literally got around Paris by saying bonjour, merci beaucoup, imitating everything that others say, some body language, and a smile! My friend Hannah and I spent a long weekend in Paris, and it was great idea. Unfortunately, it rained all weekend but that definitely didn’t stop us from doing as much as we did with the limited time we had. Here are all the pics from my lovely weekend in the city of lights!


 

Where We Stayed

  • Hotel Kleber– Smaller room (but that’s Europe) but very clean and friendly staff! Not the most English friendly, but that’s okay. The best part of the hotel was the central location and their breakfast buffet. Hotel Kleber is located in between the Golden Triangle in Paris, which is the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Trocadéro. The convenient location made it easy for us to walk around, get to a metro station, or a coffee shop/restaurant, so I’d say the location was fantastique!

 

 

What We Saw

  • Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)
  • Notre Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris): Fun fact. I never knew that Notre-Dame means “Our Lady of Paris”
  • Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • The Louvre
  • Montparnasse Tower (Tour Montparnasse)
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Montmarte


 

What We Ate

  • Macarons at Ladurée (I know, so basic)
  • Squid ink risotto + Seafood Pasta at Corso Kléber
  • Escargot + Croque Madame at Triadou Haussmann
  • Crepes at Häagen-Dazs and Le Ronsard (in front of Sacré-Cœur)
  • Falafel sandwich at Ya Mir Restaurant (near hotel)


 

How We Got Around

  • RER (train)
  • Metro
  • Bus
  • Walking

I fell in love with Paris. Although it was raining the entire time (literally), I definitely want to go back again when the weather is better. I just love the beautiful language, prompt service anywhere I went, beautiful people (like goals), architecture, and the overall vibe the city gave. Three days may have been just a little too short, but I promise I’ll be back! Thank you for reading and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend (:

CRYSTALL

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