Faraway Guests

Jul 22, 2012

We had the pleasure of getting our South-African friends Donna & Craig to pay us a visit around the Tour de France arrival weekend, and what a wonderful few days we ended up having; walking around the city’s many different districts and sights, chilling in parks, having picnics by the Seine and also riding a fair share of metro. As it was their first ever visit to Paris, we had to squeeze in all the necessary things including the most famous sights and things to eat & drink…

All in all we had such an impeccable time together (as always!), and we’re totally excited about our future rendezvous with our lovely guests. Here are some of the photos, and yes, I recognize some of them are a little cliché but what can you do except taking these photos over and over again (hopefully one day the photos are good enough to stop?)…;)

Enjoy the summery City of Lights!


Parks & Picnic Spots

Seine River Banks

Pont Neuf (bridge)
It's also the place where you can hop on one of the cruise boats (and if you just look around you can see people chilling and having picnics all around...)

Notre Dame: All the river banks around the island where Notre Dame is located are popular for picnics.

Parc du Champ-de-Mars (the big park next to Eiffel Tower)
(find metro information here)
A very cool spot to get your picnic going on with international crowds- summer time you can continue till morning hours and admire the Eiffel Tower light show every hour for 10 minutes!

Place des Vosges (Marais)
Very charming square park in the heart of Marais district- a wonderful place to include to your walking route.

A hilly park little further from main sights (but short metro ride away), popular amongst parisians.

Close to main sights, a beautiful, spacious park with bunch of activities for kids etc.

(& Cité Universitaire)
Short ride with RER B, the park is right next to the station. Cool park and the university area across the street is worth a visit!

Walking Around:

(find all the other recommended walking trails here!)

Avenue des Champs-Élysées
You can walk along the Champs-Élysées all the way till Concorde, continue to Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre. A walk to remember!

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