I loved the Chateau! It is pretty much a full day trip from Paris. Warning: Be prepared for some walking and long lines. However, once you're in, you'll be amazed by the beautiful architecture and history behind the palace. My husband and I bought lunch in the morning which turned out to be a...more
The most iconic symbol of Paris...a beautiful architecture to view up close. Definitely ask someone to take a pic of you on the Eiffel Tower...and make sure they capture the view of Paris in the backdrop. Yes, you actually have to mention that based on my experience :O It think it is also worth spending...more
This is the Louis Vuitton flagship store, and it doesn't disappoint. Prepare to indulge yourself in floors and floors of hundreds and hundreds of swanky LV purses, shoes, and everything your heart can imagine with those coveted little letters: LV....more
Laduree has the most delicious pastries and coffee, and they also sell pretty pre-packaged goodies if you're looking to treat others to Paris delights. This was a lovely break from shopping on the Champs Elysees. I ordered a Cafe Viennese which was a hot, sugary treat with a delicious mound of...more
Place du Tertre is filled with colorful and quaint art. While the art may not be at the level of Mona Lisa, it is still a reflection of creativity thriving in this little square. Go for a stroll in the morning before it gets too crowded.
I enjoyed visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg, strolling through the beautiful gardens and finding a spot to sit, lunch, and simply relax. After standing in long lines everywhere else in Paris, the Jardin (although busy with people) was a refreshing change....more
This is a great hotel if you're on a budget. I stayed here several years when I traveling to Europe on a small budget. It was the first hotel we stayed at, and several hotels in various other parts of France and Italy later, we actually returned to here before returning home to the US. The hotel decor...more
The Touring Hotel is a budget hotel, but even knowing that, my stay here wasn't that great. The room my then-boyfriend and I got contained two queen beds and two or three twin beds. Yes, all those beds for just two people. How strange. Across the hotel is another hotel in which you can look right...more