Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quoi porter et faire à Paris

The Muses just received an urgent request for help on what to pack for Paris.

A) we hate you for going to Paris without us. We suppose we can still be friends as long as you eat a lot of baguettes for us. Oh, oh, the bread in France cannot be beat.

The weather in France is horrid at this time of year so that needs to be a main factor in packing. Also to consider, the key in Paris is looking like you belong. We know someone that visited and may or may not have worn cowboy boots and flannel the entire time...seriously.
  • A scarf
  • Adorable gloves
  • Tights
  • Skirts and dresses...leave the jeans at home. Well, OK, bring one pair of nice jeans
  • A city hat
  • Flats appropriate for walking miles from métro to métro
  • An umbrella
  • Let’s Go France. Seriously don’t get all those other dumb books. The reviews in Let’s Go cannot be beat.
  • A little coin purse because all those Euros are going to fall out of your wallet.
  • A purse big enough for a camera, extra pain au chocolat, and to hide your touristy Let’s Go book.
  • A cork screw. How else will you open bottles of cheap wine in your hotel room?
Let’s Go is a “student travel guide” so it is good for finding great deals and will help you find great little niche restaurants. For some more “adult” reviews...ask David Lebovitz.

As we've mentioned before, the cute WCM has spent a good bit of time in France...though most of that time was in fields of betterave not Paris.

L’As du Falafel
Ladurée (the one on Rue Royale, not the one on Champs-Elysées)
Aux Artistes (and be the first to review it on Yelp!)

Sacre Couer. Most. Beautiful. Church. Ever. (well...Sagrada Família is pretty amazing too)
Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pomipdu (Seriously don’t waste your time at the Louvre. The Mona Lisa is ugly and contrary to popular belief, you don’t not have to see while in Paris.)
Just go hang out in the Jewish neighborhood (3ème arrondissement). You could get lost in shops for days. It’s simply delightful.


  1. YAY! Uber-helpful, of course. I shall eat for three. Bisous!

  2. It was cold and flannel is warm. And those were GREAT boots. Seriously, they don't make boots like that anymore.

  3. Mmmm...that advice about those annoying euro coins is all too true. CLUNKY chunky.