The Countdown Is On!

For any of you who have been around here for any amount of time at all, you are very well aware that I’m going to PARIS next month, in 12 days to be exact. And I’m super excited which means there have been quite a few tweets and mentions of it in posts. Sorry, not sorry.

If you’re sick and tired of hearing about it, because you’re green with envy, then you may as well quit reading now. And I’m going to warn you, there will probably be a few more posts about it or related to it leading up to the day when I finally get on that plane. What can I say, planning and packing for trips makes for some pretty interesting blog topics. Plus, it lets me reach out to you guys for ideas and tips and things.

We booked out flights way back in January, and arranged our accommodations in the Spring, but since then we haven’t done much in the way of planning, except to make a list of the things we want to see or do while we are there.

– Visit the Eiffel Tower (le duh!)
– Visit the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo
– Visit Jim Morrison’s grave
– See Fleetwood Mac in concert
– Visit the Arc de Triomphe
– Go to Moulin Rouge
– Take a dinner cruise on the Seine
– See Notre Dame
– Visit Palace de Versailles
– Visit Vimy Ridge and Beaumont Hamel
– Have a cappuccino at Cafe de Flore
– Go to at least one designer store
– See where Hemingway lived.
– Eat an insane amount of pastries
Basically the plan is to do as much as possible while we are there, because who knows if we’ll ever get to visit again. And we probably have way more planned than we’ll ever get done, but that’s how vacation planning usually goes, isn’t it?
Have you ever been to Paris?

Do you have any ideas or tips for us? Is there anything you would recommend we do while we are there?

0 thoughts on “The Countdown Is On!

  1. I've been able to go to Paris a few times, but the most special is always the first time. I'd add to make sure that you visit the Montmartre area and see the Sacre Coeur (the view from the church is the best view of Paris!) There are also loads of free walking tours and the info that they tell you is always great! xx

    Amanda
    http://www.rhymeandribbons.com

  2. We've been told to give Versailles a day of its own. And I'm not gonna lie, I've been a bit skeptical. I'm travelling with friends and we're trying to accommodate everyone's wants and needs as much as possible. And Versailles is on someone else's list, but I've been secretly hoping it would only take 1/2-3/4 of a day. Which isn't really fair. I'm glad you suggested we go there. It makes me feel less reluctant towards it.

  3. Amanda, I read your travel post about Paris over the summer. I loved it. The pictures of Sam are awesome. They made me chuckle. I'm really glad I read it. It was super informative, but not because it was intended to be, which in my opinion the best kind of travel post. I can only hope I can recap my trip half as well as you did.

  4. Charlotte,

    I probably won't get to check in on the blog while I'm gone. But my apartment is supposed to have wifi, and if that proves to be true, or I find a free hotspot during the days I'll be checking in on Twitter and Instagram for sure. And I promise picture/recap overload when I get back.

  5. I totally get that, there's so much to see in Paris that one place taking up a lot of time makes you want to rethink visiting. I fell in love with Versailles so I do recommend it. I wrote a post on it the other day (http://www.southernfinesse.com/2013/09/in-land-of-extravagance.html) if you want to see a bit about the place.

    What my group did was catch the first train out and head back around 3:00. So you can definitely make it a 3/4 day to maximize your time!

  6. The only thing I would add is Montmatre (the sacre cour is gorgeous!) and the arc de triomph (just watch people trying to drive around that area is amusing). The catacombs where also interesting, but bring a sweater because they are COLD. haha.

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