ar·ron·disse·ment (noun); an administrative district of certain large French cities, in particular Paris
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The most well-known museum in Paris and home of the Mona Lisa. Don’t try to do everything in one day, you will be overwhelmed. Having a tour guide is also a good option.
This courtyard used to be filled with shops. Police were banned from entering because the royals had parties there. Now a pretty area with a park.
Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, most known for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet.
One of the most famous streets of Paris that runs through the 1st and 4th arrondissements.
The oldest bridge in Paris. You’ll find many people sitting along the seine in this quaint area surrounded by the Seine.
Former headquarters of the Paris stock exchange
The most unique nature museum I have ever been to. If you don’t like animals, don’t go 😂
The oldest covered market in Paris
Very nice restaurant with very helpful and fun waiters and the place of my first escargot experience (it was great until my cousin started doing snail motions while I was eating one).
The most well-known church in Paris. It is free, but be ready for a long line to get in. On the side of the church is also an entrance to go to the top and have a beautiful view of the city.
A royal gothic style chapel commissioned by King Louis IX of France. The stain-glass windows covering the chapel are it’s statement. My first memory of this chapel was when I was four and fell asleep during a concert…
Built during the reign of Henri IV, it is the oldest planned square in Paris. Each apartment was bought by aristocrats and built with the guidelines of the architect hired by the king. Because of this, each apartment has variation. Notable resident is Victor Hugo, wrote Les Misérables while living here.
Built between 1475 and 1507, it is one of three medieval private residences in Paris and is now the Forney art library.
A museum that has the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the largest museum of modern art in Europe.
I had my last meal in Paris here. It is an amazing restaurant with incredible food and interior design. If it is nice enough to sit outside, do so and you can see every major monument in Paris.
The main botanical garden in France.
A well-known English bookstore.
My favorite street filled with Gyro and Crêpe shops
Come here to walk around the park or relax in the many chairs provided around Medici Fountain on a nice day, watch children play with model sailboats. One of my favorite memories from my childhood is playing on the playground here.
Just another great place to shop in Paris!
A well-known café on Boulevarde Saint-Germain.
The oldest restaurant in Paris. Napoleon’s hat is in the front entry and the last letter’s of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI are upstairs.
A pizza and pasta restaurant in my favorite alley.
If you’re at Maison Georges Larnicol, go into the cute alleyway (also the back of Le Procope and Margherita). While walking down the alley, near the corner of Margherita, look down at the ground. There is a spot there that used to be a guillotine where they practiced with lambs. That is the reason the road is so slanted next to it for the blood to flow directly into the sewer.
The most recognizable monument in the world. It is a great experience to go to the top, but the only problem is if you’re at the eiffel tower you can’t see the eiffel tower… I personally prefer being at the top of the Arc de Triomphe because the eiffel tower is in the view of the city.
One of my favorite museums mainly because of the layout (the building was originally a train station).
Where Napoleon’s tomb is along with many other french military artifacts.
My all-time favorite macaron shop. A must-go.
The cutest little café.
I accidentally got risotto here and it was the best mistake I’ve ever made.
This is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. Many want to climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but as I said before, climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and you have an even more amazing view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
The main shopping street of Paris.
On the other end of Champs Élysées. It was the site of many executions during the French Revolution (when it was named Place de la Révolution), including Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.
This building is the site of many events and expositions, including countless Fashion Shows. I was able to see celebrities and models who attended the Chanel show during PFW.
The world’s best-known maker of macarons and a must-go.
This is an amazing restaurant where many celebrities eat. Eat here during fashion week and you will definitely see someone important. We saw Jaden Smith and Sarah Ellen, one of my favorite bloggers.
One of my favorite clubs that has three floors with different genres of music.
This very unique club is under the bridge Pont Alexandre III. If the hotdog stand is there definitely get one. They’re amazing.
The most beautiful department store.
This square is home to countless protests and The center of this square has become the memorial for the 2015 Paris bombings.
The perfect place to just sit and relax, even though along the Seine is my preferred spot.
My favorite bookstore filled with all different genres from cooking to graphic design.
A cute store with a variety of products. Great for gift giving.
Vintage store organized by color. An OCD person’s dream.
A coffee shop and a store with a huge variety of clothing, jewelry, and many other gifts.
I usually don’t like Indian food, but this meal was amazing
Where I had Valentine’s Day dinner. It is such a cute place with a great selection of food.
A laid-back bar. You have to walk through an alley to get there, but don’t let it fool you. Once you get inside, it feels like you’re in a movie surrounded by the coolest people.
The outside of this building looks like a laundry-mat, but go inside, open one of the washing machines, go upstairs, and you are in a chic bar.
A street filled with bars that’s great for bar hopping.
A large market open on Sundays that really gives you the european feel while
A unique clubbing experience on a boat on the Seine.
Another club across the Seine from Concrete
A very spacious public park with plenty of room for a picnic or people-watching.
Hold the remains of 6 million people that were transferred there when Paris cemeteries were overflowing. I am easily scared, so this was a place I refused to go to even though many of my friends went and loved it.
A smaller replica of the Statue of Liberty
A shopping mall with unique architecture re-opened in 2013 after remodeling.
One of my favorite views of the Eiffel Tower
A very fancy restaurant. The only employees are the chef and owner, which creates a unique and intimate experience.
If you want the real Parisian feeling, go to this quaint neighborhood and explore. I went on two different tours of the area and highly recommend it if you want to know the history behind certain aspects. This area has amazing stories.
My favorite place, outside because of the view and inside because of the hint of gold in the tiling. In my opinion, a completely underrated chapel especially compared to Notre-Dame. Climbing the stairs to the top seems like it takes forever, but the outcome is definitely worth it.
Although I didn’t go to a traditional Moulin Rouge performance, I did get to see Skrillex and Iggy Azalea perform for 11 euros, so I’d say that’s a win!
You can find the door to Van Gogh’s old home at 54 rue Lepic, 75018. Although it’s just a door, it’s great to think about the history of what happened there.
A square filled with all sorts of artists with their paintings. You can also have someone paint of portrait of you. I still remember getting a portrait done when I was younger. I bought this painting there and it’s one of my favorite things.
In Jehan Rictus garden square, this mural features “I love you” written 311 times in 250 languages.
Arguably the best park in Paris. This park is makes you feel like you are not only in another city, but another world. A short climb and you are on top of Paris. Here is where I had one of the happiest days of my life.
Third-largest park in Paris. Home of Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Europe’s largest science museum, and three major concert venues.
The largest cemetery in Paris. It is the resting place for Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin, Marcel Proust, and Gioacchino Rossini.