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After London, Paris is Savvy Navigator’s second-favorite European City, and just a quick trip under the Channel Tunnel on the Eurostar train. This is indeed the city of romance and a visit to Paris with your loved one just for the food and wine makes the trip worthwhile. Savvy’s favorite meal in the world is Chateaubriand with Bernaise sauce, frites and a glass or Brugundy Pinot. And there’s no better place in the world to consume it. Paris is sort of the Mecca for foodies.
Sleep — on the left bank adjacent to the Eiffel Tower in the luxurious 7 Eiffel.
Experience — Paris as Parisians do by strolling through the rue des Martyrs, a network of old market streets where locals pick up freshly baked baguettes and catch up with their neighbors.
Splurge — on elite French brands along the hip and happening rue Saint-Honoré where you’re sure to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
Eat — chocolate to your heart’s content with 15 world-class chocolatiers to choose from in the famous Left Bank neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Drink — at the Experimental Cocktail Club, Paris’s premier mixology bar and home to the famous Tommy’s Margarita Especial. If wine is more of your thing, there’s no such thing as a glass of house wine in any Parisian bar or restaurant.
Savor — the unmistakably French cuisine of the light and airy Monsieur Bleu restaurant located in the Palais de Tokyo center for contemporary art.
Visit — the infamous art gallery housing Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, The Louvre Museum.
See — the fascinating world of taxidermist Deyrolle. Established in 1831, this boutique has an incredible assortment of impeccably preserved creatures from extinct insects and birds to lounging giraffes and roaring tigers.
Shop — the quintessentially Parisian street adjacent to the L’Arc de Triomphe, The Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Know — the joy of soaking the energy of Paris in by enjoying some cheese and wine whilst watching the sun set on the River Seine.
1. The official City of Paris Tourism website is packed with useful information about where to see and be seen, shop, explore and taste what the beautiful city of Paris has to offer. The site also has practical guides to getting around, free maps and some do’s and don’ts of Parisian etiquette.
2. Fabsearch operates in cities around the world and provides the ultimate travel and event guide from local trendsetters.
3. Afar takes all the hassle out of planning your trip by putting it all in one place. Plan where you want to stay, eat, drink, shop and be merry then save your itinerary to your smartphone. The site also comes with pre-planned excursions ranging from 1 day in the City to three or more.
4. ParisPerfect is an expats guide to the City of Lights and provides a month-by-month breakdown of all the must-sees and dos of the French capital. From antique fairs to theatre openings to The French Open, ParisPerfect has it covered.
5. With customizable lists and the ability to buy discounted event tickets onsite, Timeout’s Paris guide is as comprehensive as it gets.