Monday, 4 June 2012

Paris addresses; eating, walking, visiting Paris

© copyright Millie Brown 2012

As if returning to beautiful Paris is not exciting enough, the added excitement is that I am returning with my parents and other family members (so a lot of excitement and a lot of Paris to pack in during our time together).

Here are a few Paris pleasures I am looking forward to, some of which you may like to add to your Paris 'to do' book.

Included are a few dining out experiences that I have not yet tried but will definitely be doing my best to get to, they come highly recommended by a girl who knows her food.... Wendy Lyn, the definitive 'it' girl of Paris food and dining.

There is not much about dining out in Paris that this food guru doesn't make her business to know, and because of this I have included links that will take you directly to her individual recommendations, or you can visit her mouth watering blog all by yourself at The Paris Kitchen.


A good starter is Bistro aux deux amis in the 11th arrondissement 

Albion in the 10th

Wine Bar Vivant Also in the 10th 

One of my personal picks for the ambience and setting alone is the terrace at
looking onto the cour Napoléon and the pyramid entrance to the Louvre Museum (Photo above), is a hard view to beat!


Jacquemart-André Museum
For another morning or afternoon of visual beauty visit the Jacquemart-André Museum, then make your way to the mansion's divinely decorated former dining room for a 'spot' of lunch or afternoon tea.

Nohant, House of George Sand
Spend a night in the countryside.
Here is a country house I would really like to visit... and it's an easy overnight trip from Paris (or perhaps a great place to make a break when traveling to the South). Situated 300km South of Paris is Nohant (in the region of Berry), the family home of one of France's greatest writers from the 19th Century, George Sand
It is here she spent much of her life and wrote many of her novels.  Frédéric Chopin her lover for many years also shared life here with Sand and wrote much of his work in Nohant.
The house and garden are open for guided visits.
Recommended reading 


Put your walking shoes on, because here may be a walk you have not done or heard of before. (I have only completed it once myself).
This walk takes you along old train tracks set amongst flourishing vegetation high above the ground on an old viaduct in the 12th arrondissement (just behind the Opera Bastille).

(on a canal)

Yep, thats right in Paris!
Cruise along the Canal Saint Martin. Starting at the Paris Arsenal Marina at Place de la Bastille and finishing at Parc de la Villette (or the reverse)! with Canauxrama
Perhaps do this on a warm sunny day and not a freezing winter one as I did!

I can't wait to get back to you with many more posts from Paris.

Millie xx

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