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What is the perfect day in Paris? For us, coming back to Paris again for a brief visit meant visiting some of our favorite neighborhoods, frequenting French bakeries (patisserie), revisiting some of our favorite attractions and checking out new areas. We teamed up with Busabout to document our adventure. Come find out how to make the most of a fun-centric day in the capital French capital.
Well Hello, and welcome back to Paris again. We are here for the second time this summer and this is because we are about to travel with Busabout. Which is a hop on hop off bus service that runs all over Europe. And Paris is our first stop. We’re going to be spending a few days here and today we’re going to show you what the perfect day in Paris looks like.
The best way to get around Paris is by metro, so we bought a ticket, hopped aboard, and went in search of a delicious French breakfast.
Surprise surprise. Our first order of business for the day is getting food. And a friend recommended a really cool local French patisserie, which is a French bakery. So we’re off to try and find that.
When in Paris, you just have to do as the French do and stock up on sweet pastries. Since we have a bit of a sweet-tooth, this proved to be no problem at all!
Alright, so we went to La Maison Du Chou. And we got our little Chou and now it is time to try these tiny little pastries. So first bite.
That is really nice. So it is a light fluffy pastry. A little moist in the inside. And it is also filled with cream and it is delicious. This one is praline flavored.
So next up we’re going to visit on of the cutest streets in all of Paris. This is called Rue Cremieux. And it is lined with colorful little buildings that are painted in pink, lavender, teal and there is lots of flowers everywhere. And it is just really pretty. So we’re going to take a walk down here.
Rue Cremieux is as dreamy as it appears on Instagram and Pinterest boards. It’s a quiet little lane tucked away from the busy streets, and we enjoyed snapping a few photos and playing with the local pups who call this place home.
Hello. Oh, you’re so sweet. Yes, you are. Yes, you are so sweet. Look at you.
We continued our Paris outing with a walk along the banks of the Seine, where some people were working on their tans and others were enjoying sightseeing tours by boat. We then arrived at Notre Dame. The lines to visit the interior of the church are always long in the summertime, but thankfully the views from the outside are just as impressive.
Then, not too far from the church, we came across Shakespeare and Company, which is one of the best known bookstores in the city. They sell a mix of vintage and used books outside, and you can also browse new titles if you go in. We tend to stick to travel literature most of the time, but we ended up picking up a philosophy book just to try something different!
Not a bad view over there behind me.
And it wouldn’t be a proper visit back to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower next to me. So that is what we’re doing right now. We’re just hanging out at the park. I’m going to enjoy my new book that I book at Shakespeare and Company. And Sam is going to cool down with a drink.
There were lots of people just hanging out in the park, laughing with friends, and soaking in the sunshine.
With that we headed back to our neighbourhood along Bassin de la Villette, where locals and tourists like to congregate in the evenings. The canal is lined with little cafes, but people also pack their own picnics and set up on the waterfront. And just like that it was time to say goodbye to Paris. Next up: onwards to Bruges!