What are your best tips on Paris or France? We’d love to hear from you. We will be heading back in December and would love to be guided by our French Heart community.
My best tip? Stay in an apartment in Paris so that you feel like a local – AirBNB, VRBO, Paris Perfect Rentals … there are many ways to find an apartment.
And visit Musee de L’Orangerie for the most exquisite experience of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies.
Oh, and don’t go past Angelina tea salon, founded in 1903. If you like hot chocolate – this is the place. It’s so rich that it almost slides out of the teapot, and as for the gateaux – well, it’s heaven on a plate. Coco Chanel used to frequent this cafe as tea salons were one of the few public places where a lady could dine unescorted by a man. It has a beautiful, rich ornate atmosphere and a great meeting place for friends. It’s worth visiting once in your life.
My favourite place outside of Paris is Annecy. It’s small enough to easily negotiate and take in the full richness of the French culture, and is beautiful, nestled on the fringe of the French Alps about an hour’s drive from Geneva. Annecy is easy to get to via the TVG or driving. It’s filled with canals, great shops, incredible tea salons and chocolate stores, and will give you a taste of Savoyard cuisine (fondue etc). It is recognised as the Little Venice of France.
So here is just a tiny taste of my tips but please leave your tips below. It’s a way to share the beautiful experiences of France for others to enjoy. A belle journee!