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Two Days in Paris

If you only have two days in Paris, skip the museum lines, slow down the pace and enjoy. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you don’t need a vacation to recover from your vacation.

Stop and smell the roses

Paris has many gardens and parks and if you visit the city in spring (ideal time is May) everything is in bloom. Some of my favorite places to relax  are the Tuileriers and Luxembourg Gardens and Place des Vosges. Great for people watching too.

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Eat and drink your heart out

No need to mention how good the food is in France so make it a point to try as many things as you can. Berthillon on Ile Saint-Louis has the best ice cream I’ve ever eaten. I recommend trying the chocolate and orange flavor (Gianduja a l’orange).

Check out Rue Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter. This street has mouth-watering fromageries, boulangeries and boucheries but also charming restaurants where you can have a three course meal without breaking the bank. We dinned on duck confit, snails and crème brulée and enjoyed a bottle of red for around 60 Euros.

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If you get caught in the rain like we did, take refuge in the tea room located inside the Mosquée de Paris. You’ll feel like you’re inside a Turkish café and you can enjoy a glass of mint tea.

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Another Paris institution is restaurant Le Trumilou. The interior looks like an old brasserie and you can have simple but flavorful dishes. The restaurant is located not far from the City Hall.

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In Paris you don’t have to go to a museum to see great art. Just walk around and enjoy the city’s architecture. You’ll see classical,  modern, eclectic and avant-garde works of art. Let yourself be inspired!

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2 Comments

  1. I love this idea! I always want to spend lots of time in parks, gardens, cafès, public squares, and pedestrian boulevards when I travel. Museums are great in small doses – I want to be where things are alive and people are getting on with their lives. I love your blog and David’s photos – so nice that you can collaborate on this project.

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