For my birthday my boyfriend took me to Paris for a few days. We stayed in the Hidden Boutique which was an amazing hotel with an incredible breakfast and very friendly staff. It was situated right by the Arc de Triomphe, so although a little far for some of the evenings it was perfect for finding our feet in a new city.
Being massive foodies we definitely did our research before going and got as many recommendations as we could! The two I would recommend are Chez Janou, the duck was insane, and Chez Ferdinand where I had the best beef bourguignon!
2. Taking in the sights.
Like all cities I think just walking around as much as possible is the best way to soak up the beautiful culture and buildings. I think we managed to walk just about everywhere and only got the tube to Monmatre to see the Bastille de Sacre Coeur, as otherwise we would have been walking for days!
Notre Dam is part of the island and it is so beautiful to walk across the bridges and wander through the many small side roads.
Monmatre is slightly too far to walk to but so quick to visit by the metro. We wandered around the squares and cobbled streets before visiting the breathtaking Sacre Coeur and the amazing view. Next time I want to visit in the evening as apparently it is incredibly romantic!
At nine o'clock on the last evening we went to Tricolli to watch the light show on the Eiffel Tower. It is a definite must if you are ever in Paris!
3. The Views
There are many points across the city that you can visit to enjoy the spectacular views but after some research we decided the Arc de Triomph was so affordable for such a stunning perspective of the city. We went early in the morning, which might not have been the best plan as it was still quite hazy as the weak late winter sun hadn't been able to break through!
What would you recommend?