Our next trip is coming up soon and I am looking for things to do. We have only five days so I need to narrow my choices down to five events. Unlike those packed itineraries on Tripadvisor, one thing planned each day is enough However it is often difficult to find fresh things to do. Some of these are old favourites and a couple are new.
Michael is going to the races at Longchamps but it looks like a fun day so I might go with him
Every Sunday from April 7th to May 12 there is fun and games as well as racing at Longchamps.
Catacoombs is somewhere I have never been I am not sure Michael could manage the 130 steps down. We always have alternate days doing our own things so I could go on one of my solo days.
L’Institut du Monde Arabe
and a Scheherazade exhibition I learned about from Finding Noon.
and I have heard good things about the rooftop terrace.
Jazz concerts are always favourite.
Atelier du Charonne in the 11th for dinner and Gypsy jazz.
or Duc de Lombards
-Michael loves markets of any kind so we could try Marche au Puces.
With lunch at Chez Louisette and traditional French Chansons.
Hamman or Spa
The hamman at the Grande Mosque de Paris has become a regular event and I love the sticky cakes and mint tea. We had lunch there in September and I really enjoyed the food. As this is near our apartment it is handy. Might try it Monday morning and meet Michael for lunch.
Howard Greeberg Photography exhibition at Foundation Henri Carter-Bresson
I would live to visit the Haute Couture exhibition at the Hotel de Ville, and it is free1
A Seine boat ride is always a pleasure.
Guided walks are always interesting and informative.
I have done three discoverwalks in the past, which are free and always excellent. You tip the guide at the end. Possibly the “Trendy Marais ” walk, which goes at 1430 daily from metro Saint-Sébastien-Froissard.
Pariswalks are also excellent. You pay for these. But I always give a ten euro tip anyway so there is not much difference.
I would love to dine at the re vamped Ciels de Paris on top of Montparnasse tower.
and there is also the pop up bar at the Pullman Paris Hilton. I went in February with Dognapper and Muriel. We just had a very very good rooibos tea and took lots of pictures (one of which is at the top of this post.) But Out and about in Paris says it better.
and of course a bike ride. Here ate some routes I want to try.
Oh, decisions, decisions!
a year ago I was pondering if I could live without my car.
To update this….I discovered that my car is mainly a Grandma taxi! So I decided against getting rid of it and buying or leasing a smaller car would cost more than the running of my present car, so I still have it. Today I had an annual MOT (UK safety check) and they remarked that the annual mileage was less than 5000miles!