The city of love is one of my favorite places in the whole world. I can visit over and over & fall in love for different reasons.
The more I visit Paris the better it gets. Less about the touristy places and more about the local living. Each are fun but completely different experiences.
Here are the links to my past trips. The photo editing in my first visit are a bit cringe lol but here’s to growth!
Two nights in Paris – Travel Guide
San Francisco to Seattle to Paris. Landing at 7am gives the opportunity to have a full day to explore.
Where to stay:
Each night we stayed at a different hotel for the experience and location. Both were beautiful and in convenient locations.
Hotel 1: Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
Located near near my favorite neighborhood, Montmartre. Walking distance to the Lourve, Palais-Royal, Bourse de Commerce and more. The hotel, the decor and the rooms are stunning!
Hotel 2: Le Metropolitan, Paris Tour Eiffel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Has the perfect view of the Eiffle Tower from your hotel room, I recommend asking for the view. The location is also perfect because it’s in the heart of many iconic places like the Eiffle Tower, Av. de Camoens, Carette, Arc de Triomphe and more.
Where to eat:
I tried escargot for the first time at Le Cristal Bar Brasserie. They were delicious, drenched in olive oil and garlic & paired with fresh bread.
- Le Café Marly
- Café Pigalle
- Le Café Suédois
- Le Cristal Bar Brasserie
- Bambini Paris
What to pack for December weather:
Layers and more layers. It was around 25-30 degree celsius during our stay. I made sure to pack thermal layers to wear under my outfits and they made all the difference. Uniqlo has the best in my opinion and come in different styles to accommodate your outfits.
Many locations are closed off now due to the popularity from Instagram. The Trocadéro stairs is gated off, the street leading to the Eiffel tower is full of people standing in the middle of the street, risking it all for a photo. The places listed below are locations that have plenty of space to take a photo safely or were cool side streets with no one in sight.
- Av. de Camoens
- The Lourve
- 4 Sq. de Maubeuge
- Tuileries Garden
- Eglise de la Sainte Trinité
December Christmas Market
If you’re a foodie, this place is for you! I was amazed by all the food from escargot to paella to pasta dishes to fondue – I wanted it all! Compared to the Frankfurt Christmas market, Paris was more catered for families and children. They much more rides and games similar to a fair. Highly recommend if you have children.
I hope this Paris guide inspires you to visit during the Christmas market season. Have you been to Paris? What advice would give to others?
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