Nestled behind galleries and the grand Place des Vosges, in the heart of Le Marais, you will find Le Pavillon de la Reine. When I mentioned to my Parisian friends I would be staying there they knew it immediately. On many a weekend stroll, they said they had found themselves admiring the building and even taking photos. As soon as I arrived, it was not hard to see why... It immediately gives that "secret garden" feel. Walking through the passageway you are met with the most b
A weekend in Paris wouldn't be complete without spending some time on, arguably the chicest and most intellectual, Left Bank. In the 7th you can spend the day like a real Parisian. Walk along the Seine, or spend the day at the famous Musee Rodin... Visit the hidden gem Rue Cler to shop, eat and drink like a local... Spend the afternoon having a picnic or enjoying a good book with a view of the Eiffel Tower... To truly feel Parisian though, a trip to the Left Bank just wouldn'
So when I initially go to a new place I have to visit the "essential" main attractions first. In part to get them out of the way so I can explore the "real" city at hand and also to make me actually realize where the hell I am. Enter Sacré Cœur. Teaming with tourists, you at least don't feel lame taking a million photos and acting like the tourist you really are. At least for me that's how I feel; especially in non touristy areas. Be prepared for many guys aggressively tryin