May 23, 2013 by Amie M
Paris plans are in full preparatory mode. With the wonderful suggestion from my cousin and his wife to pin places of interest to a Google map, the Paris portion of our honeymoon is proving to be particularly popular, with me.
I might have pinned every little thing I thought would be interesting. The fun part will be deciding what to do when we get there. We are going to be à Paris for five days.
One part of our Paris preparations was getting the Paris Pass. It includes access to most major museums, allows us to skip lines, and has Metro passes included. We will be able to jump around to different exciting things by bus or subway.
Some of the places we’ve read up on and are excited to see are:
Jardins des Tuileries
Rue Cler Marché
Jardin de Luxembourg
Les Deux Magots
Jardin des Plantes, and its ménagerie
Arènes de Lutèce
St Ouen Flea Market
National Museum of the Middle Ages
Place de la Concorde
Musée de Petit Palais
Cimitière de Montparnasse
Canal St. Martin
Catacombs of Paris
Oh and Versailles
That’s just the places list. And ok, some of those places I’m more pumped about than Paul. With some coaxing he might give in to doing the Catacombs tour. Other pins on the map are awesome restaurants I’ve already read up on to eat at for cheap. Or cheap for Paris. And yarn shops, cooking shops, fabric stores and toy stores.
A huge part of our plans was booking an apartment close to some big attractions. We are renting an apartment in the 7th arrondisement, close to the Eiffel Tower and Invalides. Yes, it’s a bit further away from most of our pins/places of interest, but when I pictured staying in Paris, I always dreamed of being close to the Eiffel Tower. Cheesey, I know, but we are going to love it.
I am getting super excited for the first part of our honeymoon! It’s going to be great! I just want to get there, sit at a bistro table at Les Deux Magots with a café au lait and a pastry, any kind of pastry, and just people watch.