Paris: The Perfect Autumn Getaway.

My favorite time of the year to visit Paris? Definitely autumn.

Weather: Not too hot, not too cold. Just perfect to walk the beautiful leafy streets, enjoy a cup of coffee or wine in the closest corner brasserie, and immerse yourself in the magic of the city.

Where to stay

 It’s hard to pick one place but my two favorites areas are around Montmartre/Sacre-Coeur (18eme arrondissement) or le Marais (3eme/4eme arrondissement), simply because of the charm of these typical small Parisian streets and definitely their lively young vibes. If you are on a budget, I would recommend checking Airbnb, there are a lot of cute apartments that you can find around these areas!

My cute Airbnb apartment in Rue de Mont Cenis..

 

Places I visited while getting lost in Paris:

Montmartre: Always a good idea to check this charming street of artists and coffee shops, even if it is quite touristic…
You also can’t miss sitting on the Sacre-Coeur stairs and staring at the lovely view over Paris from there!
Place de la Republique
Trocadero / Tour Effeil
Centre Pompidou
Place des Vosges… Relax in the sun before or after you visit the house of Victor Hugo…
Pont Neuf (La Seine)

On a cultural note….

Museums, exhibitions, theatre plays, fashion shows… I never really know where to start in Paris. What I personally visited on my fall trip and can recommend are: Le Musee d’Orsay (for the largest collection of painting, sculpture, and decorative objects between 1848-1914 from artists like Monet and Van Gogh), Le Palais de Tokyo (for modern and contemporary art), and the Victor Hugo Museum (for a sweet tour inside the house where the French artist lived the longest).

Musee d’Orsay (In love with the architecture!)

Where to Eat

Let’s face it, food is a very very important part of any travel experience – at least for me. Luckily enough, there is a good restaurant around every corner of Paris, but how harmful is it to have some good recommendations from a foodie?  Here are my top 8 finds:

Saturne

(17 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires)

…for a Michelin-star culinary experience (to die for!)

Polissons

(Rue Ramey)

Another address for a refined gourmet experience that is not expensive (My yummy dish!)

Le Petit Cambodge

(20 Rue Alibert, Canal Saint Martin)

One of the best Asian experiences I’ve ever had! (I totally recommend trying this Bohbun dish)

Pizzeria Da Vito/Moonshiner

(5 Rue Sedaine)

Try the best pizza at Da Vito Pizzeria before or after a killer cocktail at Moonshiner (a gem bar that you’re lucky to find behind the doors of the pizzeria)!

Andy Wahloo/Derriere

(69 Rue des Gravilliers)

Find your way to this trendy spot with an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy the best cocktails at Andy Wahloo and a great bite at Derriere restaurant.

Chez Nous

(10 Rue Dauphine)

A great wine bar for the wine lovers! (picture www.cheznouparis.com)

Enishi

( 67 Rue Labat)

A great Japanese restaurant in the 18eme!

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I would be more than happy to hear some of your own experiences in Paris!

Love,

K.