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!

Paris & World Populations Chart

Paris & World Populations Chart

This fascinating and dynamic bar chart by John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times (via Jane Friedman's website) shows the relative populations of the world's 10 largest cities from 1500 to 2018. Follow Paris! It only dropped off in many of our lifetimes!...

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Eataly in the Marais!

Eataly in the Marais!

Thanks to the wonderful HIPParis blog for sharing that Eataly Paris is now open! Full disclosure: this photo is actually from BigLove of the Big Mamma group Now, three floors and 4,000 m2 of Italian gastronomy is just a 7-minute, 550-meter walk from my apartment. I...

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Notre Dame

Notre Dame

I've compiled a few of my favorite photos of Notre Dame that I've taken over the years: There are several ways you can donate to help with the rebuilding. Here is one reliable charity, the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, a 501c3 public charity (all gifts are tax...

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Lost in Frenchlation April Events!

Lost in Frenchlation April Events!

Lost in Frenchlation has several more events this month and they have kindly offered **two free tickets to the first of Paris Weekender's readers to email me at parisweekender@gmail.com** and request them. Please note which of the shows below you'd like to attend. ***...

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THATMuse Offers a Marais Treasure Hunt!

Only through April 17th, THATMuse (of THATLou Louvre treasure hunt fame) brings you a pop-up treasure hunt in the Marais! What a great way to get to know this historic neighborhood in a fun and creative way. It's for kids and adults alike. Go check it out!!...

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Scotland: The Full Itinerary

Scotland: The Full Itinerary

Old Man of Storr, Skye I have posted our full Highlands itinerary under Longer Trip Itineraries. Hiking near Glencoe I’m not sure there’s anything I would have done differently in terms of our itinerary except perhaps hoof it all the way to Tarbert on the first night...

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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