October 06, 2017


16°C / 61°F
Avg. October Temp
~ 0.85
USD / Euro
Accepted Most Places
Credit Cards

We took the Eurostar from London over to Paris. We our bought tickets a few days before, so it ended up being more expensive than flying. But it was convenient - from one city center to another in just over two hours.

I spent the next few days working out of co-working, pay by the hour cafes while Hannah worked out her Paris office. During my breaks I ventured out to wander the city - and never felt so disoriented before. While beautiful, everything in Paris is roughly the same height. So it’s hard to get your bearings when the streets wind in unexpected ways. But that’s part of the charm I suppose.

Streets of Paris

I think the best way to enjoy this city during the day is just to start walking without direction. You’ll find an amazing city full of life in any direction you go.

Elevator up

Desparate for some good views and aerial shots, we took the elevator up Tour Montparnasse. It’s the tallest building in Paris and claims to give you excellent views. We went right around sunset.

But I would advise you skip this. The view is nice, but you can get better, more interesting shots of the city from other locations. Tons of other tourists and screaming children was not worth the 30 bucks to get up.


Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
Monday, Wednesday-Sunday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: Closed

Bought tickets day of, expected the line to be a massacre. In October, only took about 30 minutes, instead of the infamous long waits you get during peak season.

Hannah and I are pretty speedy museum people, so one day was more than enough for the two of us to walk through all of it. Really impressive collection from all sorts of cultures.

We had noodles of fun taking pictures of people attempting to take pictures of the Mona Lisa. Seeing the actual painting is a bit underwhelming - its so crowded and people are pushing and shoving that you can’t really take a moment to appreciate it.

More of Paris

Tuileries Garden

113 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
Everyday: 7am - 9pm

Would recommend slipping through one of the gates about 15 minutes before closing. As most people were leaving, we stayed in late and snapped a few photos of an empty park.

Eiffel Tower

The most photographed piece of metal on the planet.

Recommendations - Bars

Little Red Door

60 Rue Charlo
75003 Paris, France
Everyday: 6pm - 2am

My favorite bar in Paris. This place takes pride in their cocktails. A must visit.

Dirty Dick

10 Rue Frochot
75009 Paris, France
Everyday: 6pm - 2am

Over the top tiki bar. Just down the street from the Moulin Rouge. Definitely get a giant punch bowl and split it with a few friends. Or for the brave, attempt to drink it all by yourself…

Lulu White

12 Rue Frochot
75009 Paris, France
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7pm - 2am
Friday, Saturday: 7pm - 4am
Tuesday, Sunday: Closed

Next door to the previous recommendation. The bar features an impressive absinthe infused menu. More New Orleans than Paris - but another bar you can’t miss.

Other cliché photos

I’m in Paris, I couldn’t help myself.