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—Sneak Peak!

Scotland—Sneak Peak!

For the month of January and into early February, I will be posting photos and notes on my trip to the Scottish Highlands June 19 - July 3, 2018. Tarbert, Kintyre Peninsula These are a few photos from the trip. Whiskey bar at the Torridon Hotel You can see all my...

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(Almost) Finished the GR34!

(Almost) Finished the GR34!

Last month, I completed the last official segment of the GR34, the trail that follows the entire coast of Brittany. I hiked from Vannes to Le Tour-du-Parc on the Presqu'île de Rhuys (Rhuys Peninsula), spotting the bike and rental car in order to hike one-way and sleep...

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Christmas and New Year’s Plans?

Christmas and New Year’s Plans?

If you're still looking for something to do on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve this year, Come to Paris has a number of special activities you could consider. From cabarets to dinners to jazz to boat rides on the Seine, check here for Christmas Eve ideas and here for...

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Les Restos du Coeur

Les Restos du Coeur is a French charity that was started over 30 years ago by the comedian and actor Coluche with the goal of helping to alleviate hunger in France. It helps to distribute warm meals to the homeless and to other low income individuals and has expanded...

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Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières

Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières

The good news is that the Gustav Klimt/Hundertwasser show at the Atelier des Lumières has been extended! The bad news is that tickets are selling out quickly and you only have through January 6, 2019. You can purchase your tickets here. So what am I talking about?...

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Take Lessons & the French Accent

Take Lessons & the French Accent

Last year, I shared a $20 off code for TakeLessons, a website that helps match students with teachers.... This promo code for readers of Paris Weekender is still active! Use promo code GETLESSONS and new students will save $20 on their purchase of lessons, whether...

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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