Paris Travel Tips

Paris Travel Tips

Before I go anywhere, I always look up travel tips.  I believe it's important to avoid certain cultural faux pas if possible.  Also, by learning travel tips, you are ensuring your trip will go much smoother.  After spending the week in Paris, here is what I learned: ESSENTIAL PARIS TRAVEL TIPS Getting around If you [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 5

5 Days in Paris – Day 5

Our last full day in Paris was spent mostly in Versailles.  A lot of people told us to set aside a full day (or two) to visit Versailles.  If you are traveling with children, I can see why Versailles wouldn't be the destination to spend a full day at.  It's a lot of walking, looking [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 4

5 Days in Paris – Day 4

Day 4 was hands down, my favorite day.  The next time I go back to Paris, I would want to see a lot of different sights, but I would repeat this day. We took the metro to Montmartre, which is a hilltop district that used to be the home of artists like Picasso and Dalí. [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 3

5 Days in Paris – Day 3

Day 3 in Paris was very interesting.  On the evening of our 2nd day there, the metro strike began and continued into our 3rd day.  Since we stayed right outside of Paris in Saint-Ouen, walking was definitely out of the question.  Our saving grace was the existence of scooter rentals.  Paris has a lot of [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 2

5 Days in Paris – Day 2

I call Day 2 of Paris the "look at pretty things" or "boy, that's a lot of stairs" day.  In the morning, we took the metro to the Eiffel Tower.  We bought the stair access tickets that took you to the 2nd floor.  Part of the reason why I decided to forego the elevator access [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 1

5 Days in Paris – Day 1

Last September, Ian and I spent a week in Brussels & Paris for our wedding anniversary trip.  I have been meaning to post about the trip, but life is hectic.  While it is embarrassing that it's almost 1 year later that I'm writing this report, I bet there are a lot of you itching for [...]