How to Spend 7 Days in Paris

I knew I wanted to rent an apartment in Paris this time around, which meant that I would be in Paris for at least seven days since that’s the minimum length of stay with most rental companies. Once we landed, we were eating non-stop. Here’s what we did, and ate during those seven days…

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DAY 1

Started the day super early after arriving in Paris at 6:30AM. (Ugh, not a good idea.)

– Since we couldn’t get into our apartment right away, we took our luggage directly to Angelina’s for some hot chocolate and breakfast. We handed our luggage to the hostess and we enjoyed a nice morning meal. Be warned that service is really slow.

– After Angelina’s, we dropped off our luggage at the rental company’s office and went to lunch at L’Arpege.

– We got keys to our apartment and after a quick rest, we headed back out to get some essentials missing from our apartment, like soap from Roger & Gallet, and water from Monoprix.

– We ended the day walking rue Saint-Honoré and getting a small bite to eat at Ladurée since lunch was so filling.

DAY 2

– Back to Ladurée, but the one on Champs-Élysées. I don’t usually love omelettes, but Ladurée makes excellent ones. I don’t want to know much butter they use.

– Walked Champs-Élysées and did a little shopping, including a stop at Biologique Recherche, my new favorite skincare company.

– Tasting menu dinner at the excellent Verjus. I made reservations about a month before over email.

DAY 3

– Stopped by two places to pick up breakfast — Lemoine and Gateaux Thoumieux.

– More pastries at Patisserie des Reves and a walk to Le Bon Marché to grab some food from their supermarket for dinner.

Shangri-La Paris for afternoon tea!

– Dinner at the apartment. A nice spread of cheese, bread, and charcuterie.

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DAY 4

– Went on a guided tour of Musée d’Orsay. (Beware of pickpocketers! We had gotten pickpocketed on the way there.)

– A break with tea and cake at NINA’S Paris.

– Ate THE BEST CROISSANT EVER.

– Followed that up with a made-to-order mille-feuille from Jacques Genin, across the street from the patisserie with THE BEST CROISSANT EVER.

– Amazingly found room to have dinner at Chez L’Ami Jean. Loved the food. A friend living in Paris made the reservation for us.

DAY 5

– Lunch at Mariage Frères.

– Visited the Musée du Luxemboug and strolled the surrounding gardens.

– Dinner at a Korean restaurant near the apartment.

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DAY 6

– At Marché Richard Lenoir, where we wandered the market and got some things for dinner back at the apartment.

– Afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental, Paris.

DAY 7

– Decadent chocolate tartine and sparkling rose lemonade for lunch at Merci before saying au revoir to Paris!

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4 Comments

  • Tracy
    3 years ago

    Thank you Jee! Interesting to see what the trip's priority was when you've condensed the daily activities.

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    3 years ago

    Hi Tracy, haha, yes, food was definitely a priority!

  • kitt
    2 years ago

    how was the apt.? where was it located and what rental company did you use.
    dmjf13@yahoo.com

    • Hi Kitt, the apartment was very nice and the location was on Rue de la Paix, right next door to the Rolex shop, but I didn’t like the customer service so I chose not to disclose the name of they rental company.

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