Chic Girls’ Weekend in Paris

Jenna

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My BFF and I decided to take on the fashion capital of the world for a girls' weekend for some sightseeing, shopping, and champagne!

Home For the Weekend

Hotel Des Artistes, Paris Metropolitan Area, Rue Albert Walter, Saint-Denis, France

We were looking for something cheap, clean and close to the major tourist sites. This hotel had an excellent 24/7 concierge that helped us out a lot and it was walking distance to Notre Dame.

Garden Gals

Gardens of Versailles, Place d'Armes, Versailles, France

On our first day, we decided to take a drive to Versailles. Some people think it’s out of the way, but it was only about ½ an hour in an Uber, and really cheap! PRO TIP- get your tickets Online in advance! We were a bit put-off by the ridiculously long line to get into the actual palace, so we started in the gardens. They were were absolutely breathtaking…SO many good photo opportunities!

MTV Cribs: French Edition

Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

After a stroll through the grounds, we decided to suck it up and wait for the palace tour. The line went surprisingly fast (only about 30 minutes) and was SO worth it! The Hall of Mirrors was a highlight of the tour. We decided to go for the audio guides, which were really interesting!

Let Them Eat Cake

Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

After a long day of wandering a palace, these two princesses needed some fuel! Versailles is home to one of the few locations of the iconic Angelina Cafe. The pastries were to die for, and I still dream about their sparkling Rosé.

Stairway to Heaven

Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

After Versailles, we were itching to finally get a good look at the city! Our original plan was to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but we were advised by our hotel to climb the Arc de Triomphe instead for a better view. After a quick wait on a line, we ventured up a verrrrrrry long staircase to catch the sunset. PRO TIP- students get a discount!

Shopped Til We Dropped

Champs-Élysées, Paris, France

Our next stop was the legendary Champs Elysées…and it did NOT disappoint. Surprisingly, there were shops for every price point. Of course, we had to do a little luxury browsing!

Macaroons...Where Else?

Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées, Champs-Élysées, Paris, France

We couldn’t visit Paris without eating our fair share of macaroons! Where else would we go but the legendary Laudurée? I’d been to the one in NYC, but this one takes the cake! The bar in the back offers a great scene and awesome cocktails!

Dinner for Two with a View

Chez Francis, Place de l'Alma, Paris, France

After our crazy busy day, we wanted a chic French dinner. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that view! The food and service were amazing and not too expensive! When booking a reservation, be sure to request an outside table.

Day 2 at the Louvre

Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

Day 2 was a day at the Louvre Museum! After the typical tourist photo opp, we headed inside to see some truly amazing and beautiful art. You can’t miss the Mona Lisa!

Lunch at the Marly

Le Café Marly, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

We fed our brains so it was time to feed our body. We headed to Le Café Marly and had the BEST crab and avocado tar tar. This spot was a little pricey, but great atmosphere and food!

Picture Perfect Crepes on the Lawn

Eiffel Tower, Avenue Anatole France, Paris, France

We finally made it to the Eiffel Tower! After grabbing a crepe from a cart, we kicked back and relaxed next to the iconic monument.

Looking for a Glimpse of the Hunchback

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Parvis Notre-Dame - place Jean-Paul-II, Paris, France

We started Day 3 with a trip to Notre Dame. The line was too long to go up to the top of the towers, so we looked around inside for a few minutes and took some pictures outside.

 

Home For the Weekend

Sleep
Hotel Des Artistes, Paris Metropolitan Area
We were looking for something cheap, clean and close to the major tourist sites. This hotel had an excellent 24/7 concierge that helped us out a lot and it was walking distance to Notre Dame.
 

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Garden Gals

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Gardens of Versailles, Place d'Armes
On our first day, we decided to take a drive to Versailles. Some people think it’s out of the way, but it was only about ½ an hour in an Uber, and really cheap! PRO TIP- get your tickets Online in advance! We were a bit put-off by the ridiculously long line to get into the actual palace, so we started in the gardens. They were were absolutely breathtaking…SO many good photo opportunities!
 

View on Map

 

MTV Cribs: French Edition

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Palace of Versailles, Versailles
After a stroll through the grounds, we decided to suck it up and wait for the palace tour. The line went surprisingly fast (only about 30 minutes) and was SO worth it! The Hall of Mirrors was a highlight of the tour. We decided to go for the audio guides, which were really interesting!
 

View on Map

 

Let Them Eat Cake

Eat
Palace of Versailles, Versailles
After a long day of wandering a palace, these two princesses needed some fuel! Versailles is home to one of the few locations of the iconic Angelina Cafe. The pastries were to die for, and I still dream about their sparkling Rosé.
 

View on Map

 

Stairway to Heaven

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris
After Versailles, we were itching to finally get a good look at the city! Our original plan was to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but we were advised by our hotel to climb the Arc de Triomphe instead for a better view. After a quick wait on a line, we ventured up a verrrrrrry long staircase to catch the sunset. PRO TIP- students get a discount!
 

View on Map

 

Shopped Til We Dropped

Shop
Champs-Élysées, Paris
Our next stop was the legendary Champs Elysées…and it did NOT disappoint. Surprisingly, there were shops for every price point. Of course, we had to do a little luxury browsing!
 

View on Map

 

Macaroons...Where Else?

Eat
Ladurée Paris Champs Elysées, Champs-Élysées
We couldn’t visit Paris without eating our fair share of macaroons! Where else would we go but the legendary Laudurée? I’d been to the one in NYC, but this one takes the cake! The bar in the back offers a great scene and awesome cocktails!
 

View on Map

 

Dinner for Two with a View

Eat
Chez Francis, Place de l'Alma
After our crazy busy day, we wanted a chic French dinner. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that view! The food and service were amazing and not too expensive! When booking a reservation, be sure to request an outside table.
 

View on Map

 

Day 2 at the Louvre

Explore
Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli
Day 2 was a day at the Louvre Museum! After the typical tourist photo opp, we headed inside to see some truly amazing and beautiful art. You can’t miss the Mona Lisa!
 

View on Map

 

Lunch at the Marly

Eat
Le Café Marly, Rue de Rivoli
We fed our brains so it was time to feed our body. We headed to Le Café Marly and had the BEST crab and avocado tar tar. This spot was a little pricey, but great atmosphere and food!
 

View on Map

 

Picture Perfect Crepes on the Lawn

Eat
Eiffel Tower, Avenue Anatole France
We finally made it to the Eiffel Tower! After grabbing a crepe from a cart, we kicked back and relaxed next to the iconic monument.
 

View on Map

 

Looking for a Glimpse of the Hunchback

Explore
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Parvis Notre-Dame - place Jean-Paul-II
We started Day 3 with a trip to Notre Dame. The line was too long to go up to the top of the towers, so we looked around inside for a few minutes and took some pictures outside.
 

View on Map