Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
My first stop, Paris bien sûr. They say the French are rude. Pas vrai. After reading almost every book on French culture, fashion, and food, I realized soon upon my arrival that some of those stereotypes are grosely exaggerated. Use common sense, try to learn some French before you go and you should be fine. And yes, eating baguettes and pastries everyday is completely acceptable.
Île de France
Automne Parisien: Paris in the Fall
Autumn is my favorite season. Why? Because it’s the BEST! Paris doesn’t disappoint. Bring a scarf and an umbrella. Dress comfortably, but not frumpy. You don’t want to be upstaged by a lamp post.
Montmartre and Pigalle : Art and Lust
Come for Sacre-Cœur, stay for the weirdness.
20e Arrondissement: Père Lachaise
Beauty in stillness.
Eure: Day Trip to Giverny
Versailles or Giverny? Giverny will win every time. Take the train to Vernon-Giverny from Paris St. Lazaire Station. Once you arrive, you have your choice of shuttle or bus. Take it all in, after all you’ve made the trip here. Lentemente, s’il vous plait.