11 Nights in Paris
October 4, 2016
You might have noticed I haven’t been blogging for a couple of weeks. I hope you have missed me. I have some amazing foodie experiences to tell you about since I was on holiday with my mom and grandmama in Paris for 11 nights! Ah Paris, Je t’amie.
This was my second time in Paris; my last trip there was 6 years ago when we experienced Paris through tourist’s eyes. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We went to every damn museum possible and ate at crappy bistros and cafes. Let’s just say my experience with Parisian food sucked. Major.
This time, however, was different. We wanted to experience Paris as Parisians. I wanted to immerse myself in their culture and food as much as I possibly could (traveling with ma mere and grandmere). After all, my great-grandmother was from Paris, and we consider ourselves part French, (even if we aren’t actually, genetically speaking – my great-grandmother is probably rolling in her grave for me speaking such blasphemy).
The food this time around was amazing. We ate so much bread and pastries and enjoyed the farmers market at the Bastille.
All in all our trip was pretty inexpensive. My family and I were able to get amazingly cheap airfare! I’m talking $490 round trip/direct flight/per person from NYC on Air France! Stupid cheap right?! We also used Airbnb to find a place to stay, because A, hotels in Paris are expensive and B, really small. Why spend roughly $350 a night for a mediocre hotel when you can play half as much for a one bedroom apartment? Praise to Buddha for Airbnb! For 11 nights we spent $1650 total! That’s a one bedroom, with a bathtub ( a rarity in Europe), a terrace and we were located in the 9th ARR. A perfect location between Montmartre and Le Marais.
One thing that made our trip to Paris so easy to enjoy is Paris Insidr. I cannot begin to say enough good things about them. If you are traveling to Paris you must use them. I will devote an entire blog post to just Paris Insidr cause they were so freaking awesome!
Anyway, stay tuned for my foodie adventures in Paris, France.