It likely will not take very much to convince you that Paris is always a good idea! The French Open (major tennis tournament) was just played over the past two weeks in the city of love and so I was inspired to look back on my most recent visit to Paris.
Two years ago, my sister-in-law and I had the opportunity to travel to Paris for a weekend. What more could two girls ask for!? Since we had two days, we made a checklist of all the “must-do” activities and landmarks we “had” to see and set out for 48 hours of fun!
There are more than enough landmarks in this city to keep you going for quite a while, but if you are there for 2 days and want to feel like you saw everything… well put on some comfortable flat shoes and hit the cobblestones.
Start your day at the Louvre and go from there. In our case this was about a 1-2 hour stop – we are not art lovers and really just wanted to see the Mona Lisa… Next, follow my notes which will lead you to the Champs Elysees. Side Note: “Pyramid” on my list is the pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre… I have no idea the actual name but somehow remembered it as a landmark from a previous trip to Paris. Second Side Note: If you understand French listen to this song before your trip. As you walk down Champs Elysees it will surely play in your head and make you want to skip down the street basking in the pure happiness of being in Paris. Third Side Note: I speak French!
When your feet get tired, because let’s face it… no matter which shoes you choose, they will – take a bicycle taxi. Completely a touristy thing to do, but honestly, it was super fun! Remember the next time you are in Paris you might have a stroller, baby and family with you… this would be one of those non-stroller friendly things to do.
In my opinion there are a few keys for a successful 48 hours in Paris:
- Make a list of what you really want to see and do
- Take a moment to enjoy just being there
- Drink wine, not water, wine
- Eat cheese on a baguette
- Take pictures
- Save time for shopping
Last, but certainly not least, and with risk of sounding like one of my favourite country songs, go see the Eiffel Tower at night! I had seen the Eiffel Tower before, but this was the first time I saw it at night… it really makes you feel like you are in Paris seeing it all lit up – don’t miss the opportunity!
Bon voyage mes amis!
My shoes for that: Navy Michael Kors Loafers (2014)