Hello and welcome to my Paris City Guide! Today I’m going to be chatting about my mini-trip to Paris and giving you some inspo for your next visit.
Getting To Paris From London
I took the eurostar from St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord and then used the metro or walking for all my transport needs. I recommend getting a metro pass or buying books of 10 tickets for €15, depending on how long you’re there for.
Where I Stayed: L’hôtel De La Porte dorée
Whilst in Paris, I stayed at L’hôtel de la porte dorée which was so lovely. The breakfast is €12 and you get so. much. food. The rooms have everything you could need and the beds are super comfy! It’s also right next to a metro line which can take you anywhere in the city. You can view the hotel on booking.com here*
Free Museum Entry For Those Under 26
In Paris, if you’re under 18 or are under 26 and are a citizen in a country which is a member of the European Union, you get free entry into most museums and galleries – which means more € to spend in the gift shop!
Day One: La Musée De L’Orangerie, Musée Picasso & Le Centre Pompidou
La musée de l’orangerie. This gallery is situated in le jardin de tullieres and the nearest tube station is concorde. It has the most beautiful room full of Monet paintings. As well as a brilliant collection of other impressionist artists.
I then went to the musée Picasso which is nearest to the metro station Chemin Vert. The museum houses lots of various artists, including a brilliant exhibition which shows Picasso’s own personal collection. Make sure to look up because the architecture of the building itself is not something you want to miss. The gift shop and gardens are a must too!
Finally, I walked the Le Centre Pompidou, the modern art hub of Paris. Even if you’re not a fan of modern art, I would recommend for the views of Paris alone!
Day Two: Musée Rodin, Shopping & Saint Germain de Prés
It was 17°c so I went for a stroll around Paris! I ended up at the musée Rodin which has two great exhibition halls as well as a garden and outside cafe where you can be surrounded by Rodin’s sculpture. I spent several hours here before heading to sephora and doing some serious shopping.
After a shower and a nap, I headed back out to my favourite part of the city: Saint Germaine des Prés and Saint Michel. If you want to experience true parisian night life, you must visit the 6th arr. It is filled with resturants, bars, shops and anything else you could want.
Day Three: Galleries Lafayette, Opera & Hometime
My final day! I woke up, packed and then headed to the Galaries Lafayette, whose nearest tube station is Opèra. Every shop you could want is found in the Galaries Lafayette, there truly is something for everyone. As it was my last day, I did splurge a little – let me know if you’d like to see a Paris haul!
Then, I headed to Le Gare du Nord to catch the eurostar home and buy a few gifts for my family and friends which included chocolate and tea, two classics!
Thankfully, I was blessed with amazing weather and that I was staying in a district filled with greengrocers and restaurants.
I hope you enjoyed this Paris City Guide and found it useful! Let me know if you’d like to see any more posts about Paris and if you have any tips or places to go!
Bye for now.
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