American in Paris (Take 3)
Live music at night with a local band playing on the side of the river
A shot of the Eiffel tower and the moon at night.
Top hits from my recent trip:
La Grande Épicerie au Bon Marché
(basically the food building of the Harrods of Paris)
Restaurant Joseph et Lucien
(Serves new-takes on French food-- the restaurant where the chefs in Paris go to eat.)
But really, you can't go wrong with the majority of the places in Paris. Follow your nose!
Top sights I'd recommend:
Deroylle (Taxidermy Shop)- Fascinating specimens here || Website || 46 Rue du Bac
Saint Chapelle (Royal Chapel with beautiful stained glass and free for 25 and under) || Website || 8 Boulevard du Palais
Palais Royal (gardens and sculptures)|| Website || 8 Rue de Montpensier
Luxembourg Gardens-- go if you want to see the local life || Website ||Rue de Vaugirard
Tuilerie Gardens -- stunning views|| Website || 113 Rue de Rivoli
Arab Institute (Great rooftop view and museum) || Website || 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
Random tiny stores like Les Lignes Farman (vintage plane sculptures) || 122 Rue du Bac
Le Perchoir (The Perch) First rooftop bar in Paris, overlooks Montmartre ||14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011
I had a fantastic time wandering around the inner city. I won't give you a specific route but will warn that the streets can be quite confusing! Most paper maps are not good enough resolution to guide you through some of the older pats of town....
I'd like to thank my wonderful family friends for taking care of me while I was in Paris! I may not be a shopaholic like my mother but I most certainly enjoy good food, and Paris is a wonderful city. Thank you for introducing me to your friends as well! You all are very interesting people.