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!

Scotland: Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond

Scotland: Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond

The final part of our Scotland trip was the long but scenic drive from the Torridon to Loch Lomond, via the Cairngorms. Loch An Eilein To break up the long drive on this last full day, we stopped for an hour or so to walk around Loch An Eilein in the Cairngorms...

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Scotland: The Torridon

Scotland: The Torridon

The Torridon piece of our trip was our splurge for my mom’s birthday. The hotel was exquisite and the scenery dramatic, and with very few other tourists. The Torridon's highland cattle Just after crossing the bridge back to the mainland from Skye, we took a short...

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Scotland: Isle of Skye

Scotland: Isle of Skye

We spent the middle segment of our trip on the magical Isle of Skye. Trotternish Peninsula, Skye Headed towards Skye, we made a small detour to see the aqueduct and “Harry Potter” train at Glenfinnan, a beautiful spot even if you’re not into Harry Potter. This is also...

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Scotland: Glencoe & Ballachulish

Scotland: Glencoe & Ballachulish

The next leg of our trip was a 4-night/3-day stay stay near Glencoe with the British non-profit hiking vacation outfit, HF Holidays. Our tour was HF Holidays Guided Walking Alltschellach, North Ballachulish, generally known to offer the most difficult hiking of HF...

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Scotland: The Kintyre Peninsula

Scotland: The Kintyre Peninsula

Our first real destination in Scotland was Tarbert, the gateway to the Kintyre Peninsula. Near Campbeltown Just before arriving in Tarbert, we took a lovely walk along Crinan Canal, starting at Cairnbaan. After exploring the town of Tarbert and it's cozy harbor, we...

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Scotland: Introduction

Scotland: Introduction

We planned this 2-week trip in Scotland way back in the fall of 2017 to celebrate my mom's [big] birthday. I had visited Edinburgh a long time ago and took a 1-day bus tour around the Highlands. But I now realize you have to get well off the beaten path to see the...

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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