Though I was I just in Paris recently, I went back once again for a brief 24 hours to meet up with my friend Kate, who was travelling in Europe with her mom. As Kate and I lived in Paris together as students, and her mom has done all the tourist stuff in Paris before, we opted not to do any sight-seeing. Instead we did my favorite thing to do when in Paris. We walked around enjoying the sights, sampled some pastries, ate at delicious restaurants and sipped wine and coffee at various cafés!
I would highly recommend all 3 of the restaurants we at at:
- Café Constant: A bistro-type atmosphere on the trendy street for hip restaurants/pastry joint Rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th arrondissement, not far from the Eiffel Tower.
- Le Coupe Chou: A traditional French restaurant and wine bar in the 5th arrondissement, a bit off the beaten tourist track. The exterior is covered in ivy and the interior is just as quaint with its massive wooden and stone fireplace and it’s cave that looks like it’s probably part of the catacombs.
- La Bouteille d’or: A restaurant set right off the Seine in the 5th arrondissement, with a perfect view of Notre Dame. The decor is stark and modern but the food is simple and classic. This is the only restaurant where I took photos of my food, as I had not had my camera with me on the first day.
But even more than the food, the wine, and the glorious landscapes of Paris, I enjoyed spending time with my friends