“Paris … is loath to surrender itself to people who are in a hurry; it belongs to the dreamers.…”Julian Green, Paris
Greeting from Paris. The second time in this beautiful city. Infinity amount of tiny streets to explore, cafes to enjoy a cup of espresso and terraces to sipping champagne. Nothing can ever ruin its elegance and feeling of infinity love.
If you are planning a trip to Paris, you might like these few tips. Location of your hotel or Airbnb doesn’t play a big role when being there. There’s so much to see and the city is huge so you won’t have time enough to enjoy the magical atmosphere and see everything at the same trip. So forget an idea about “the best possible location”. But if you want to see Tour Eiffel, Champs Elysees and Louvre, choose 6th, 7th, 8th, 16th or 1st arrondissement.
Then, walk. In Paris you need only two pair of shoes; heels for the evenings and sneakers for the day time. By walking you explore the city the best possible way being able to hop into mystical boutiques, chocolate shops, art galleries or bakeries whenever you want.
When it comes to bakeries, be a genuine Parisian and make sure that the first thing you do in the morning is visit for brasserie or bakery. Get huge coffee, croissants and baguettes, wonder people to hurry to work and enjoy. You’ll love it.
On summertime download Lime S from App Store and explore the town with electronic scooters. I promise you’ll have so much fun. In addition it’s easy and pretty cheap way to go from another place to another if the distance is too long for walking.
On sunny days go to picnic under the Eiffel Tower or beautiful park called Jardin des Tuileries. If you want to see different sides of Paris, visit at least Le Marais, Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Le Marais is idyllic area full of little shops. In Montmartre you’ll find Sacré-Coeur. If you climb to the top of the hill the views will be worth it. Instead of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is a bit more elegant.
If you’re still thinking what to wear in Paris, make sure that you pack only clothes that are comfortable and easy to mix together. I favor for example trendy combo of maxi dress, blazer and sneakers. If you need a proof of its hotness, check out @thefashionguitar from Instagram.
Then, make some time to just relax. In Paris, there is so much to see that it’s easy to forget the time passing. Sit down whenever you find a cute spot, order a glass of wine and breathe.
Pssst. You’ll find more pictures and stories from Paris on my Instagram @idamariaankkuri.