My Favourite Things To Do In Paris, pt. 2

6. Enjoy some Parisian serenity. Stop by a patisserie, fromagerie and boulangerie, collect a few supplies for a picnic and spend a divine hour sitting in the Jardin des Tuileries, the Jardin du Luxembourg or the beautifully manicured courtyard of the Place des Vosges, whiling away the afternoon amidst the perfect people-watching.

7. Embrace your inner child. Make like Amelie and enjoy the simple, playful pleasures Paris has to offer. Stop for a peach sorbet at Berthillion (Île Saint-Louis) and skip down to the banks of the Seine to join the tango dancers at sunset, or buy a ticket to ride one of the city’s big old ferris wheels or carousels (I love the one near the Louvre for the most glorious views). Because you’re never too old to be playful and fun!

 8. Hunt for vintage treasures. The vintage in Paris is legendary, and rightly so for vintage boutiques are dotted all over the city (my favourite is Les Trois Marches de Catherine B). Or if you have half a day to spare, head to one of the incredible flea markets and go scouting for treasures; Marche aux Puces de Montreuil (best for jewellery and vintage fashion from the ’30s onwards), Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen (Europe’s largest flea market – great for everything from homewares to Art Deco prints) or Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves (eclectic treasures, antique toys and French furniture).

9. Stroll the streets at midnight. Though I might secretly fantasise about living in a Woody Allen film, there is something so enchanting about those grand streets after dark once the daily buzz has quietened and the tourist have dispersed. I love the sound of echoing footsteps on the pavement as I get lost in the teeny, warren streets of Le Marais district, or wander the grand boulevards beneath the shadow of gilded architecture from the glory days.

10. Kiss below a sparkling Eiffel Tower after dark. It’s a big fat cliche, but oh so fun! The Tower is lit up once the sun goes down, but every hour on the hour the lights twinkle and glitter and it’s hard not to feel giddy with excitement when standing beneath it. Head there with a loved one for a smooch as the clock strikes the hour. Oh la la!

Have you been to Paris? I’d love to hear your favourite things to do there!

Love, Miss B xx

24 thoughts on “My Favourite Things To Do In Paris, pt. 2

  1. Absolutely loove your guide to Paris! I love Paris too, and my favourite thing to do is probably sit in one of those teeny tiny cafes you see tucked away, drink Chocolat Chaud and eat a Pain au Chocolat while people watching! 🙂

  2. As always B you really do capture the beauty and elegance of a gorgeous city. Paris is one of my favourite travel spots, I love that it is a city perfect for wandering around and soaking in the people, architecture, the views of the river, and of course the yummy food.

    I can’t go to Paris without taking in a museum or exhibition, a boat trip down the Siene, see what new padlocks have been added to the Love Bridge, aka Pont des Arts, I am a hopeless romantic, as well as check out the stalls by the river for vintage magazines and prints.

    And like you this city really does sparkle at night.

  3. Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I went to France for 3 weeks when I was 16 and spent around a week in Paris (the rest we traveled down the west side of the country) – I love love loved it! Probably my favorite thing to do there was just walk around and people watch, take in the gorgeous architecture and style of the city, and, of course, drink cafe au lait! I cannot wait to go back with my hubby and do the romantic cheesy stuff too! 🙂

  4. Such a cute post! Love the inner child section! Definitely bookmarking this for when I go to Paris! Hopefully Soon!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    oliveandanarrow

  5. Stumbled across your blog the other day and love it! These photos make me so anxious to get back to Paris again, eat, windowshop, and wander along the Seine. 🙂

  6. I was just in Paris a week ago — The “favorites” that I acquired from the 3 days that I stayed there: walking along the right bank of the river while checking out those green stalls and what they have to offer, walking around the Latin Quarter, and buying macarons from Laduree!

  7. Amazing – thanks heaps!! I am off to Europe next month and planning to go for a girls weekend to Paris – great guide!!! Will read over and over again 🙂

  8. Aww, I do adore the pic of you peering through the window – very Breakfast at Tiffany’s (though that’s the wrong city!). Lovely post, beautiful pics, AND you’ve inspired me to dig into my Paris notes and do a Paris post myself very very soon. Even if it kills me to do it (the longing might prove to be a tad too much). xx

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  10. Thank you for your brilliant recommendations – I’m so in love with Paris and very excited for my first visit to the city of lights in a week’s time! Will definitely be following your favourites while I’m there xx

  11. You make me miss Paris ohhhh so much!!!!=) I loveee those macarons and i still remember that my very first time eating them was in Laduree in Paris.

    And your guide for what to do in Paris is so cute and sweet. I definitely find it sweet to do the smooch under the Eiffel tower at night. Only thing is i need to find my other half first,hahaha. But you are right, when night time creeps in and the entire tower lits up, it looks so magical!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

    I absolutely lovee your baby pink nails too.

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