Traveled with 2 tweens, 2 late teens, 1- 23 and me as the only adult. The trip was very kid funny. FYI- I love to walk, most days we were walking 5-7 miles. If you are not a big walker, the metro and bus system in Paris is very easy to use. But the more you walk the more you can eat!!!
In the Opera Area in the 9th Arr. It was walking distance to almost everything. Great for eating more food
Day 1- Saturday
Landed in Paris around 1 pm. Got to Airbnd, dropped luggage and hit the road
- Walk to Gallery Lafayette- lunch at Big Fernand, it was just okay. The top floor is a must for amazing views of Paris -The Terrace. Also on the same floor (7th) as the terrace is the food court and it's the amazng.
- Walk to the Opera - Palais Garnier. Go to the side door for the small gift shop- super cute.
- take boat ride along the river and see sight of Paris - we didn't do this. It was cold in Feb, so we walked down main road to the Tuileries Gardens. Along the way we stopped for hot chocolate at a cafe, got cookies from La Cure Gourmande (the best almond cookies ever) and found Komikku- a Japanese Manga shop- the teenagers were all super excited.
- Dinner local to Airbnb- lots of great place to eat within walking distance
Day 2- Sunday
- take train or cab to Season - go early. Food is great, service great and decor interesting.
- Walk to Rue Crémieux - pretty houses great pics
- Saargale Concept Store (African stuff)- I got silk scarf from Ivory Coast which I framed as art,because it was too lovely to wrap around my neck. One of the teenagers brought an amazing jacket- also the decor is amazing
- Walked to Le Marais Area
- Picasso museum shop
- Walk along river to Notre Dome
- Dinner locally- we were tired
Day 3- Monday
- Pics in front of Moulin Rouge
- Breakfast at Le Grenier a Pain
- Jehan Rictus garden square the love wall
- walk up to Sacre Coeur
- Hang out in Area- had lunch at pizza place
- Went to the Champs-Elysees for some window shopping. Visit the Paris Football team stores- lots to buy. At the end- the biggest and best Addidas store ever!!!
- Dinner at Bouillon Pigalle- A MUST!!! Always a line to this place, but because we were a big party was seated in 15 mins. A small but brillant menu, everything was delicious. We went back on last day for lunch, it was that good
Day 4- Tuesday
- Had breakfast at Les Gourmandises de Saint Lazare- we had breakfast here a few times- so good. All pastries fresh that day.
- Museum D’Orsay- It's great in winter because pretty empty and you can actually enjoy the museum. After Sacre Cooeur, my favorite place in Paris
- Museum Rodin - The Kiss is everything. A nice courtyard area for kids and teenagers to move around and take lots of pics
- 2 of the young ladies with me were dancer, so I got tickets to the ballet at Opera Bastille- the ballet was brillant and the area is great at night.
Day 5- Wednesday
- Brunch at Treize Bakery - A MUST!! Owner or Chef from South Carolina, so a mix of french and south food. The kids love it. Also the decor is super interesting. Next door was a cool bookstore that we browsed for a while
- Luxembourg Gardens which is another MUST!! There are really no words. Even in the dead of winter it's gorgeous.
- Le Bon Marche - window shopping. A cool department store for gifts and tea.
- Dinner at Pink Mamma - WOW!!! Again- great food, amazing service, creative drinks. Everything about this place is perfect. Go early- almost alway a line. We stopped on way to drop off bags at apartment, put our names on the list and was back in 45 mins.
Day 6- Thursday
- Shopping for gifts and stuff in local Opera area.
- Lunch at Bouillion
- Leave for airport at 3 pm