A Collection of Ideas for Paris Weekends :

Staying Put and Getting Out of Town

Paris Apartment for Rent

In the heart of the Marais, just two blocks from Saint-Paul metro (line 1), around the corner from the historic rue des Rosiers and a few minutes’ walk from Place des Vosges. Les Miroirs du Marais is a 1-bedroom luxury apartment, sleeps up to 4.

Photography

I have been snapping photos since the age of five, when my uncle gave me my first camera. I earned a certificate from Madrid’s Keltia School of Photography and a diploma from The Photography Institute of London.

Food & Drink

The Full List

This is my full list of restaurant and bar recommendations, along with a few bakeries, ice cream parlors, and markets.

The Crème de la Crème

If you’re only in town for a short while, take a look at this list of my top restaurants & bars!

Just the Bars

This is my full list of bar recommendations, in order of arrondissement. I have indicated “**” for some of my real favorites!

Cozy Paris Winters

Cozy Paris Winters

I've added something to make winters evenings in Paris just a little bit cozier.  Home Sweet Paris Home from Paris Weekender on Vimeo. January and February are lovely times to visit Paris. Average temps are in the 40s so it's perfectly pleasant to walk around and the...

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Moving Out

Moving Out

A couple of weeks ago, I moved out of the house I'd been renting the last seven years in Brittany. Moving out of a rental in France, it turns out, is a bit more work than moving out of a rental in the U.S. I spoke of some of the bureaucratic challenges in my earlier...

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Taxe d’habitation and the French bureacracy

Taxe d’habitation and the French bureacracy

In France, there are two types of property tax, taxe foncière, which is paid by the property owner, and taxe d'habitation, paid by the resident as of January 1 of that year. View from my front door After seven years, I am moving out of my rental in Brittany. I still...

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Penultimate GR34 Update

Penultimate GR34 Update

Having finished all the mainland segments of Brittany's coastal trail (the GR34) and many of the islands, I'm now at 1,461 miles logged since November 2014. Here are all my GR34 photos to date. Bay of Quiberon I plan to finish the last few remaining pieces of this...

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Semaine du Golfe

Semaine du Golfe

At the end of May, I was in Brittany for the biennial week-long festival, the Semaine du Golfe. This "Week of the Gulf" is a celebration of the boating history of the Gulf of Morbihan. There is no racing, but numerous other boat-related festivities, including a...

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About

Paris Weekender is for the visitor planning his or her first trip to Paris or 20th trip to Paris. For the expat trying to navigate a new system and a new culture. I hope even for the native Parien or Parisienne looking to discover a new corner of the city. Paris Weekender is also a resource for planning day trips and weekend trips from Paris. My goal is not to inundate you with information but to share with you some survival tips as well as my favorite things about living in Paris: walking the city streets, finding new restaurants and cafés, and adventuring beyond the périférique.

Abby Gordon