Paris: A Year-Round Bucket List
Rain, sunshine or a drab winter’s day, here is a weatherproof bucket list for one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations. Best of all, they’re budget friendly too!
1 | Musee Marmotten Monet – A beautiful museum bursting with Monets. Well-organized, the museum follows Monet’s life and journey into a modern day legend.
2 | Hors d’Oreuvres – A walk-up creperie in St. Germain, it’s the kid sister to the famous Le Comptoir next door and serves up dangerously delicious sweet and savory crepes. I opted for the crepe of the day, comprised of egg, chicken, fresh cheese, salad and artichoke for 6E.
3 | Le Marais – The beautiful alleys of this neighborhood are bursting with boutiques and restaurants. Parisian shopping is a great way to enjoy a rainy day, right? (Keep an eye out for the consignment stores too!)
4 | Arc de Triompe – Don’t just see it, go up to the top for picture perfect city views. Recommended: Get there for blue hour, that gorgeous time just before dusk, for amazing shots.
5 | Marche Bastille – To get a true flavor of the city through the eyes of a local, visit this famous farmer’s market for fresh crepes, cheeses, and flowers. Open year-round, rain or shine.
6 | Sacre Coeur – Seeing the sun set or rise on Paris from the steps in front of the Sacre Coeur is a spectacular sight to behold. An absolute must no matter the temperature. Paired with a glass of wine or cup of coffee in hand, it’s the perfect moment for any traveler.
7 | Du Pain et des Idees – ‘Bread and Ideas’, Bourdain paid this bakery a visit and you should too. The most delicious croissant you will ever eat. I promise.
8 | Shakespeare & Company – Cozy up for a few hours in the former stomping grounds of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway at perhaps the most beloved English bookstore in all of Europe.
9 | Pierre Hermes – Dive head-first into the world’s tastiest macaroons created by the macaroon king himself. Multiple locations throughout the city.
10 | Wine, Baguette & Cheese Routine – A personal favorite, grab a bottle of wine, fresh baguette and nice stinky French cheese from the local grocery store, find a bench and toast to the good life.
Here’s a heap of pictures from my recent visit to the City of Lights! Enjoy!