To ring in the last year of my 20s (I'm fine, I'm fine) I decided I wanted to go to Paris. I mean, if we're living in Italy, I'd love to be able to take advantage, and visit more of Europe. Even though I've been to Paris before, I found it to be incredibly magical, and I wanted to experience it during a different season. Let me tell you, even when it's a bit drizzly, Paris is still just as magical as I remembered. Because we had only been in Paris once before during the summer, visiting Paris in December meant for a sparkling new itinerary!
To give you a peek behind the curtain, when planning for trips we always do lots of research ahead of time on where we want to go and potential places to eat. Not everything is a winner when we actually experience it, but we try to avoid the "what do you want to do?", "I don't know, what do YOU want to do?" conversation. It saves us so much time just to plan ahead (including using Google Maps to map out our walking path).
Weekend Paris Itinerary
Late arrival at AirBnb
Dinner at L'Ardoise (We relentlessly poked fun at their comic sans font choice on the menu, but the food was delicious!)
Eiffel Tower to watch the lights twinkle (top of every hour for 5 minutes)
Laduree for macarons (we visited several times, obviously)
Musée de l’Orangerie
Walk along the Seine
Christmas Markets in the evening
Jardin du Luxembourg Gardens
Pont Neuf Quai des Orfèvres
Shakespeare And Company
Lunch at Chez Alain Miam Miam (This was DEFINITELY a highlight for us - I would highly recommend checking this place out!)
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower at sunrise - we started at Trocadéro and then walked around the Eiffel Tower a bit getting to see it from different vantage points. It's just such an amazing site to soak in.
Pont Alexandre III bridge
Walk along the Siene (or use the Lime Scooters like we did)
Cafe Kitsune for coffee
Paris is just one of those cities you could visit a thousand times and not get bored of. There is still so much more of Paris that I want to see and I can't wait for our next trip there! Maybe for my 30th? Even though I just gagged a little at the thought of being 30 next year, I know croissants and macrons can heal all things! ;)