Updated: Jun 23
A Mini-Guide to Paris, France
I traveled to Paris in March with my sister Adela for her spring break. Paris is beautiful in March, a bit chilly but it makes it fun to stop for tea and pastries! We spent three days exploring the city by metro; it is safe to say we walked upwards of eight miles per day. I thought navigating Paris was fun.
There is a ton to see, and it can be pretty spread out. So when traveling to Paris, make sure to do your research and have your top things in mind. The food in Paris is something alone I would return for!
Although the restaurant service is notorious for being poor, the food and atmosphere made up for it. I love the way the restaurants are situated in the city, and the way their patios spill over into the streets. I did a ton of research and these are the things you must see your first time in Paris:
This is a lively neighborhood filled with crepe vendors and the hottest shopping: things Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Chanel, etc. It is known for its trendy boutiques, vintage shops, and vibrant gay community.
I loved the atmosphere of this area, and Adela had fun trying on berets! Fantastic place to visit on a Sunday afternoon, as there were lots of musicians playing in the nearby restaurants.
Les Halles - Shopping
If you’re going to Paris, be sure to leave room in your suitcase. Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world. There is shopping in every nook and cranny of every single street in Paris. I was obsessed with the purses and shoes!
And more often than not, when you pick something up it's upwards of $500 in the fancy areas. If you’re looking for good cheap-ish shopping the “Les Halles” is great stopping, it was recommended to me by a friend who lives in Paris.
For some reason right now, the tennis shoes with giant platforms are in (it kills me)! But it’s really fun to walk around and see what is trending. Don’t go out of your way to look up shopping, likely wherever you are, there will be great shopping!