I’ve been lucky enough to live in Paris for almost a year now and am currently enjoying my first Parisian Spring, so I am by no means an expert on Paris itineraries, but I am often being asked where the best places to eat/visit/shop in Paris are, so I started thinking about what my must do list would include if I was only visiting for a weekend.
There are far too many lovely places to visit in Paris to list here, and there is far too much listed here to do in one weekend, but hopefully that just means an excuse for you to visit again soon. I hope you might find this guide useful to if you are in the process of planning a weekend in Paris, and that you might be able to pick out a few things to try next time you visit. As with most places in Northern Europe, Paris is a very seasonal place, so I have made the following suggestions based on a Spring/Summer visit. After writing this guide, I also realised that it’s quite food-centric, but hopefully all the walking around Paris will mean you have enough of an appetite to sample many of the delicious things Paris has to offer!
1 // First things first: A late start
Personally, I’m not much of an early riser, so whether you have popped over on a Friday night Eurostar from London or travelled from further afield, a lie in with the object of your affections is a must do for me at the start of any romantic weekend. If your significant other is that way inclined, he or she can always pop out to pick up fresh croissants and pain au chocolat (or choco-amande, my personal favourite) from a local boulangerie, or you can head out for breakfast later on to any of the great cafes popping up all around Paris at the moment. A few to try for breakfast and coffee are HolyBelly, Coutume, Claus,