Europa in 60 days — Paris, France

Paris, the view from our Airbnb

Our visit in Paris for a week was just splendid. Walking the streets of Paris couldn’t be any better with river Seine by our side. Most streets start with Rue.

We took the Renfe train from San Sebastian to Hendaye and then TGV train to Paris - a total of 7 hours.

Read our introductory post about our trip and other cities, that we were lucky to visit. We are sharing our experiences in Paris in this post.

♡ deux*2: bonjour, merci, santé (France — Paris)

Language: Français*French | Currency: 1 USD = 0.90 EUR

Food 💕: Eggs and Co. - Omelette, Eggs Benedict and Pancakes with berries; Coutume Cafe — Cortada and Cappucino; Au P’tit Grec— Savory Crepe + Chocolate Crepe — big portions and cheap.

Eggs and co, Coutume Cafe, Au P’tit Grec, NYSA Wines

No trip to Paris can be complete without macarons. So, we set out to discover the best macaron in Paris. We wandered into many stores that had french macarons, eclairs and pasteries — Eric Kayser, La Grande Épicerie de Paris, Ladurée, and Stohrer for their rum cakes. And we found the best macaron towards the end of our trip - La Maison du Chocolat and Pierre Hermé, the Picasso of pastries.

Eric Kayser, La Grande Épicerie, Stohrer
Macaron everywhere :) — La Maison du Chocolat and Pierre Hermé

Photo 💖: Our hike to the iconic church, Sacré-Cœur was totally worth it with an amazing view of the city landscape. We got to see tulips at Le Jardin du Luxembourg*Luxembourg Gardens and even a high wall of trimmed bushes. River La Siene and Love Locks at Pont des Arts are breathtaking with water all around and bridges*pont connecting the city. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is right next to the river and embodies mosaic art in the cathedral.

Sacré-Cœur, Le Jardin du Luxembourg
La Siene, Pont des Arts, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Louvre caught my attention when I read the Da Vinci Code, and this was a dream come true to stand in front of the Louvre Pyramid. We spent a whole day walking in the Louvre Museum, intrigued by the beauty and true meaning of the art and paintings in front of us. And ofcourse, the most visited is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Louvre Pyramid, Mona Lisa

And we wrapped our trip with a visit to the Eiffel Tower around sunset. We walked the stairs and enjoyed every second at Gustave Eiffel’s iconic architectural tower that symbolizes Paris in beauty and glory.

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