I recently read an article in Condé Nast Traveller about what NOT to do in Paris.
I was pleasantly pleased to think that we have it covered here.
Most of us Francophiles love Paris enough to have explored further and wider, with bright eyes and inquisitive minds.
Briefly, some thoughts on what not to do.
Shop on the Champs Elysées… it’s overly crowded and stressful to navigate.
At a pinch I would visit the Guerlain store but only on a quiet day.
Instead the Marais on a Sunday, Palais Royale and Galerie Vivienne, Le Bon Marché and rue de l’Université.
Eat only in the Michelin starred restaurants.
Instead explore the brasseries, take the fixed price menu and venture up to the 9th arrondissement.
Dine in the smartest restaurants at lunchtime… indulge youself and save at the same time.
Spend all day queuing at the Louvre.
Paris is full of incredible museums and galleries.
Rely on the taxi system.
Instead ride the Metro, the Velib, download Uber or walk… the best way to see Paris of all.
Stay only in hotels.
Instead rent an apartment and immerse yourself.
What was your favourite moment in Paris ? What shouldn’t we miss?
Or is there something we should never do?? xv
p.s the best thing i ever did in paris was promise myself to return often… each visit i make myself the same promise… so far, so good
it’s working :)