Your perfect Paris itinerary for four days in Paris by a former resident

Your perfect Paris itinerary for four days in Paris by a former resident

After living in Paris, I have been asked quite a few times for my Paris itinerary recommendations.  I’ve put a lot of thought into what do to do in Paris and how long to spend in Paris, so I’ve assembled this itinerary for four days in Paris (with an additional day trip to Versailles) for how long I think is just right.

This itinerary is a mix of the top things to do in Paris that everyone will tell you that you must do and lesser-known things in Paris that may not be on your radar yet.  I also include my favorite restaurants in Paris. Keep reading for my perfect Paris itinerary for four days in Paris.

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What it’s like to stay in a chateau in France and beautiful French chateaux to stay at

What it’s like to stay in a chateau in France and beautiful French chateaux to stay at

Each of us has a bucket list with experiences that they want and staying in a chateau in France has been long been on mine.  While living in Paris, my husband and I took a weekend road trip to Normandy and I knew that this was my chance to stay in a chateau in France (also the clock was ticking).  Keep reading for my experience of staying at a chateau in France as well as others’ experiences staying at French chateaux, and other beautiful chateaus in France that you’ll want to visit!

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A Europe Itinerary for 2 months in Europe: Your perfect itinerary for Europe

A Europe Itinerary for 2 months in Europe: Your perfect itinerary for Europe

On my first trip to Europe, I made a lot of mistakes as I was trying to see many capital cities as possible in the shortest possible time. Halfway through my Europe trip, I was exhausted and I felt like I had barely seen any nature or small cities. I’ve been very fortunate to have taken multiple European backpacking trips and I’ve been living in Europe for nearly three years now.  I hope that I can help a bit with helping you create your perfect European itinerary that mixes capital cities with cultural centers and stunning nature to show you the best of Europe in two months! You’ll find a downloadable excel to help you plan your own European trip at the end!

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Versailles Travel Tips: What to know about visiting Versailles from Paris

Versailles Travel Tips: What to know about visiting Versailles from Paris

Are you planning on taking a day trip from Paris to Versailles? For fans of history as well as Marie Antoinette (the movie), Versailles is something that must be included on your Paris bucket list.  Read tips for the best month to visit Versailles, how to avoid the crowds at Versailles, and how to get to Versailles from Paris.

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Four days in Normandy road trip: The perfect Normandy itinerary

Four days in Normandy road trip: The perfect Normandy itinerary

Considering visiting Normandy from Paris? You definitely should!  Depending on how much you want to do, you can visit Normandy as a day trip from Paris if you only visit Rouen or spend three to four days road tripping in Normandy to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside in Normandy.  If you’re thinking that Normandy will be anything like Paris, get that thought out of your mind.  Expect incredibly friendly people, reasonable accommodation options, mind-blowingly good food at the same price as an average meal in Paris, stunning cities filled with history and fantastic drinks.   (more…)

Secret Montmartre: a free self-guided Montmartre walking tour

Secret Montmartre: a free self-guided Montmartre walking tour

Planning your visit to Montmartre and tired of the crowds of Paris?  This guide to one of Paris’ most famous arrondissements covers secret locations that you won’t read about on most other travel blogs with a complete self-guided walking tour of Montmartre with map.

I lived only a stone’s throw away from Montmartre during my part of my time in Paris, so I often wandered up to Pigalle and Montmartre.  In this guide to Montmartre, I cover the history as well as the little villages/streets that make Montmartre truly special. The walking tour of Montmartre should take about 2 hours. The total distance covered is 4 kilometers (2.5 miles). (more…)