We just spent two weeks in France, what an amazing place! Paris is my favorite city and it felt like returning to an old friend. Renting an apartment makes you feel like a native and early spring is the perfect time to go, the city is less crowded and Parisians friendlier.
I don’t intend to write a guide book on Paris (or Normandy where we spent the second week), you will find an abundance on the market. Here are some snapshots of our week, mostly food oriented although we did a lot of walking to justify the indulgence.
Dinner at EXOFFIER at 18 rue de l’exposition, where the chef has cooked for two of our past presidents.
And is famous for his souffles.
The confectionary shops were full of Easter goodies.
And other wonderful temptations!
Another memorable evening at Les Bouquinistes at 53 Quai des Grands Augustins.
We were too busy enjoying the food to get more pictures.
The weather could not have been better, it was perfect for strolling and sitting in cafes. My idea of a perfect Paris vacation has to include plenty both.
Italian was on the menu at Gusto Italia, 11 Rue Amelie which was just around the corner. Even French pizza has a fanciful touch.
If you get to Paris, I recommend the restaurants listed. And, Uber will deliver the pizza on a scooter if you feel like staying in.
Looks like a lovely trip Liz – makes me feel bad that I spent my first 20 something years in the UK and only a few short days in Paris!
What a wonderful holiday! You make me want to visit Paris right now (as it’s only 2 hours by train it’s almost doable …)
Hi Ginger, lucky you! I definitely recommend it before it gets too hot and crowded in the summer. My cousins traveled over from the UK to spend the second week with us in Normandy.
Love the idea of renting an apartment and living like a local. I also love France – all of it!