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paris is always a good idea

It was barely a month before the planned trip when my friend from St. Andrews called
me about her upcoming visit to England to visit the rest of the girls. I was ecstatic,
but quickly came to realize that she has already visited London countless times. She
proposed a weekend away to discover a new city and it was absolutely perfect, and
surprisingly I needed the escape more than ever. We were in the city beautiful for
merely 72-ish hours and were quick strokes across the city. And now a bit of a weekend
city guide for you wanderlusters itching for an escape.
 

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friday

Start at Quai Branley and walk up to the Eiffel Tower with the Seine guiding you
on the left. You won’t miss the majestic Eiffel Tower as you enter a little park
that is just too beautiful to be true. Then walk across Pont d’Iéna where you will see
the famous Parisian carousels. Continue onwards via Avenue de’Iéna and you will soon
see Arc de Triomphe right in front of you. And if you’re keen to continue, follow along
Avenue des Champs Élysee and peruse the shops. Walk down to the other end of Champs
Élysee towards the gardens and you will soon see the Grand Palais. Walk down Avenue
Winston Churchill, which will soon turn into Pont Alexandre III, it’s a romantic
lilac bridge with gilded accents! Take a right and looking straight ahead you will
spot the Esplanade des Invalides. There is no poor photo of this building! Finally,
stop by a restaurant or a cafe for coffee and gateaux {with suggestions below}. End
at the Eiffel Tower again and if you planned it well, you can grab a bottle of
win and wait for the Eiffel Tower to sparkle!
 

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7th Arrondissement

a few restaurants and cafe suggestions for you located on the west side of the 7th arrondissement…

Il Vino
13 Boulevard de La Tour Maubourg
75007 Paris, France

Le P’tit Troquet
28 Rue de l’Exposition
75007 Paris, France

Le Bosquet
46 Avenue Bosquet
75007 Paris, France
 

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saturday

On Saturday, start early with a cup of coffee in hand. Get off at la cluny-sabonne
metro station and walk through the Latin Quarter via Boulevard Saint-Michel. End
at the Jardin du Luxeumbourg on your right. Peruse through the gardens and taken one
of the most celebrated green spaces in Paris! Then walk to Boulevard Saint-Germain
and head east towards Ralph’s {more information below} and have lunch. Once you’re
done, cross Pont du Carrousel to the Lourve and be sure to enjoy the courtyards
before entering the museum. Exit via Rue du Rivoli and cross Pont Notre Dame and make
a visit to the cathedral. Cross Place du Petit Pont and visit Shakespeare and Company
before ending your day.
 

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ralph’s

173 Boulevard Saint-Germain
75006 Paris, France

shakespeare & company

37 Rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris, France
 

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sunday

We kept it simple the final day with a visit to Musée d’Orsay and then walk through
Le Marais. Le Marais is the art district full of little shops, boutiques and cafes that
makes it a perfect afternoon delight. We perused many shops and found it exceptionally
exciting to go through the district without a plan. Then later we caught a train that
dropped us off straight at the station in order for us to catch out train back to Paris!
 

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