Diving back into Paris, Day two was a bit more “Classic Paris Itinerary” hitting several main spots and fitting in as much as we could into a weekend Girl’s Trip. Staying at the Amastan, we ubered straight to Maison Sauvage*, the cutest boho cafe in Saint Germain — one of my favorite local feeling areas in Paris. It was super rainy, but actually set the scene for a cosy morning sitting under the heaters taking in the Parisian streets.
Afterwards we roamed around Saint Germain for a bit, staying dry popping in and out of several shops —“Buly” the most stunning perfumery dating back to 1803, easily my favorite. It’s tucked off the main streets down an unbecoming side street, but all the stores I stumble across always end up being my favorite. Morgan got a beautiful perfume, I purchased a coffee table book then we made our way to Pont De Arts to check out some street art en route to Notre Dame.
Thankfully I had seen the Notre Dame when I had visited 6 years ago, but even under construction I felt like it was one of those “must-sees” when in Paris, especially for Morgan’s first trip. Afterwards, we headed back to Avenue Montaigne for lunch at L’Avenue*, stopped into Chanel, Celine, and Dior… when in Paris! Then b-lined to the Louvre* to add a little culture to the weekend. We checked off the Mona Lisa, Napoleon III Apartments — my personal favorite, then headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner!
We had a reservation at Le Train Bleu (apparently a must I was really looking forward to!) but stuck to dinner at Cafe Chic just around the corner due to protest traffic, then drinks at No Entry, a really cute speakeasy style bar underneath Pink Mamma in Montmartre.
Outfit wise — I’ve realized I actually embrace a lot of Sezane anytime I go to Paris — I wore this Sezane skirt last year, wear my Sezane silk blouse almost every Eurostar ride/travel day, so naturally went with another Polka Dot skirt from the token French brand for our second day in the City. I’m not a big heels girl when traveling because I like walking as much as I can and just stumbling upon things. Zara combat boots were perfect comfort wise and also a go-to when it rains. For October in Paris a trench is a must! Umbrella of course, and then crossbody bag Sezane circle bag.
DAY 2 ITINERARY
- Maison Sauvage Breakfast 9:30am (Make a Reservation)
- Saint Germain Shopping (Don’t miss Buly)
- Pont Des Arts Walk Along the Bridge
- Notre Dame
- Lunch at L’Avenue ($$$ – Make A reservation // 1pm
- Shopping on Avenue Montaigne (Chanel, Celine, Dior… all the French Brands // $$ Wise it’s best to buy here to get tax back)
- Louvre at 4pm (Buy Tickets in advance with a 1 hour time slot) Don’t Miss the Mona Lisa, prepare to wait in line and Napoleon III Apartments, my personal favorite