Joyeux Noel

October 4, 2011
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It’s early yet to be talking about Christmas, but last weekend Michael and I {impulsively} booked flights to Paris for a few days the week before Christmas. Now it’s all I can think about!

Michael and I went to Paris on a sort-of honeymoon a few months after our wedding. We went during the winter and it was freezing, but gorgeous and romantic. We’re hoping to improve our {non-existent} French in the next few months and spend a little more time doing less touristy things while we’re there.

There are a few Americans-in-Paris blogs I follow and I know they’ll be a great source of information on how to see the best spots now that we’ve knocked the standards off the list in our last trip.

Jordan, from Oh Happy Day moved to Paris for the year with her family. She shares great tips like how to use the Velib bikes and the cheaper brocantes, or flea markets around the city. I’m hoping to hit a few in December – I’m sure that’s not at the top of Michael’s list!

Anne, from Pret-a-Voyager, has a super guide to each Arrondissement which I think will be so helpful.

And Heather, of Secrets of Paris, has great guides with helpful tips like pedestrian shortcuts and where to find the nicest public toilets. Handy!

Have you ever been to Paris? Any tips, tricks or hints for Christmas in Paris you want to share?


  • Reply Torry October 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Ohhh lucky girl! Snow+Paris = so lovely. I was there for a weekend in August and had a ball – no snow, but plenty of sun (and macarons! oh dear god, the macarons….)

    Check out 101 cookbooks link below – Heidi did a great round-up and it has ideas for foodies, photographers and enough to keep husbands happy too 🙂

    • Reply emily October 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm

      Ooh you’re right, macarons! Almost forgot about them! We were hooked on crepes with nutella last year and the coffee – so much better than Dublin! And great link – going to read it over a cup of tea tomorrow! CAn’t wait!

  • Reply Brandi {not your average ordinary} October 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I’ve never been to Paris before but Christmas there sounds lovely. It may be cold and windy but you’ll still find magic, I’m sure of it.

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