No no no I am not going to Paris for the weekend (but if anyone wants to take me I will gladly go!) I am starting a new series, based on my own travel experiences and my severe case of wanderlust, of how to see a city over the course of a long weekend!
Day 2: Start your day at the Louvre! Take a full half day soaking in all the exquisite art and then leave both amazed and a tiny bit depressed because you wish you could stay. Eat lunch at a cafe by the Jardin des Tuileries. Walk through the jardin, see the Musee de l’Orangerie (where Monet’s Water Lillies are shown), check out the Place de la Concorde as you get to the beginning of the Champs Elysees. Walk down the Champs Elysees and buy some macaroons at La Duree and look at all the very expensive shops. End your walk at the Arc de Triomphe! Dinner again wherever you choose! I never ate a bad meal in Paris!
Day 3: Catch the RER out to Versailles and see it all! Tour the main Palace, the gardens, the Grand Trianon, and Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet. Take the RER back to Paris and hop on the metro to head to Montmartre and have lunch! See the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur and walk through Montmartre looking at the artists colony. Take a Seine Dinner Cruise and enjoy your last night in Paris! Toast to the Eiffel Tower as you go by and see it sparkle!
Extra Credit: if you’ve got extra time or get to stay a little longer these are other things you can add
– Jardin du Luxembourg
– Pere Lachaise Cemetary (seriously)
– Take a cooking class
– Take a day trip to Chambord or Chennonceau
– Euro Disney is only an RER ride away!