Monday, May 29, 2017

OUI, OUI PARIS

This was a city I was beyond excited to visit because I had heard so many great things from my sister when she studied abroad here. The first day we ventured around the city, my heart melted at every corner we took. There is really no way you can't fall in love with this city.


WHAT TO DO
L'arc de Triumphe is a great place to go to watch the sunset and just chill. They have benches across the street with the perfect view or if you want you can pay to go to the top to get a view of paris.
Champs Elysee is where all the major shopping and restaurants are. This is fun to walk at night because it is not as crowded and there are usually street performers.
Fondation Louis Vuitton is an art museum that is pretty weird tbh. None of the art correlate with the history of Louiz Vuitton which was confusing when we went, but the outside is awesome. The architecture is beautiful and there is a nice rooftop where you can hangout and grab food.
Catacombes is one stop that I highly recommend visiting, but bring a jacket and make sure to book your tickets online so you don't have to wait in the long line.
Palace of Versailles was one of my favorite places to visit. I recommend you set aside a whole day for this and go early morning because it takes a little while for travel time. Make sure you give yourself three hours to explore the grounds. Every room is breathtaking with so much history. Buy your tickets online.
Musee de L'orangerie holds Monet's art. It was my favorite museum in Paris as the lighting sets the mood for a calm relaxing experience.
Saint-Chapelle is great to visit on a sunny day. Buy  your tickets online. When you go in find a seat play some relaxing music and observe the beauty of the stain glass. 
Les Galaries Lafayette is a huge mall with top designer brands and its honestly magical. All high end shopping, its super fun to look around and the center is spectacular. When you look up its all stain glass and that's not it. You can take an elevator to the top floor and get a free view of Paris. Great place for pictures and if your feelin like a baller you can eat at the restaurant that they have on the roof top.
Cimetiere pere Lachaise is a great place to visit if you are a fan of the Doors. Jim Morrison was buried here and you can go in for free, roam the cemetery and find his grave.
Louvre- We only walked by this but you can go inside of it.
Love lock bridge was sadly relocated so we kind of just stumbled across it. Its worth visiting but definitely underwhelming compared to how it was set up before.
Eiffel Tower

NIGHT LIFE
Wanderlust club is where locals like to go so don't expect to hear American music.
Le Faust is a super sick club under a tunnel. The ceiling is all lights and the music is good dancing music. You can show up before and chill at the bar behind the restaurant to pre game but drinks are expensive AF. This club has a great view of the Eiffel tower at night so maybe grab drinks and sit on the bridge and watch the Eiffel tower light up as you turn up.
Place Pigalle restaurant and bar is a good place to go for a chill night. I suggest ordering the Moscow mule as you sip on your drinks at get a peak of the Eiffel tower. Dress conservative around this area because it isn't as safe as others.

WHERE TO EAT
Le refuge des fondus is a super small hole in the wall but the experience is like no other. You get endless fondue and drink wine out of baby bottles. 
Angelina's is a great place to stop on a cold night. I highly recommend trying their famous hot chocolate but keep in mind that its really rich and heavy so share with someone unless your trying to get chocolate wasted.
Laudree is a must when visiting Paris. Even if you are on a budget I suggest sacrificing that cute expensive purse you were eyeing all week and instead using your money to ball out at Laudree. But to save a little money go during breakfast because its cheaper.

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