Paris, my favorite city in the world. She’s simply magic to me. From the cozy corner cafes to the beautiful Seine cutting through the city, I can’t get enough. I’ve visited six times, and I will keep going back every time I get a chance.
When I realized I would have a long weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday, I decided that I need to tack on an additional day and visit my favorite City of Light. Luckily, I was able to get a very inexpensive flight on Icelandair that flew into Orly. My trip was basically planning itself.
With the November temperatures a tad bit on the chiller side, I packed up all my layers and prepared to stroll the streets. I’ve been lucky enough to visit most museums in Paris so I was hoping to spend more time exploring the hidden corners of the Marais and Île de la Cité during this trip.
Some of my tried and true spots in Paris include the Eiffel Tower (OBviously!), visiting the Place des Vosges, shopping at Merci, coffee at Kitsune and walking through the Tuileries. Of course, there were some new discoveries, which I will detail soon, but I love hanging on to my Parisian traditions.
It’s hard not to be on cloud nine in Paris. Even in the colder fall months, I was perfectly happy to bundle up and walk from one end of the city to the other. From brunch in the morning to museum hopping at night, there’s something to do at all times. And sometimes, you just want an excuse to be still and take it all in.
The jardin at Palais Royal is such a lovely place to sit and not be overwhelmed with crowds. I visited around sunset and couldn’t help but fall in love a little.
After three very wonderful days, it was time for me to head home. It’s funny, leading up to this trip I thought three days would be more than enough time. In reality, I don’t know if there’s a sufficient amount of time for me in Paris. Sometimes I think I should just move there.