Unfortunately I can’t give you a personal guide to Paris. Although I’ve been several times, I’ve never fallen in LOVE with the city, which puts me in the minority of world citizens. (I’m more a provincial or coastal girl.)
Most people adore Paris and can’t wait to return. If you haven’t been, it’s a cultural mecca you must experience in your lifetime. So I’m going to offer up what I know.
If you can swing it, absolutely stay at The Park Hyatt. I’m not sure if it was the modern decor, inspired sculptures, the vaulted lobby, or the fact I spent a breakfast exchanging glances with Andy Roddick, but I found the hotel to be amazing. Plus, it’s located next to the Place Vendome – the centerpiece of a neighborhood beautiful for strolling and window shopping.
My other tips: seek out Michelin starred restaurants for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience; buy a crepe with only butter and sugar from a street vendor; eat brioche whenever it’s offered to you; do not miss the Musee d’Orsay.
Fore EVERYTHING else – I’m leading you to A Girls’ Guide to Paris. You’ll find this site to be the best resource for hotels, restaurants, shopping, and events.
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