Here it is, my last Paris post and what we got to do while visiting. Hopefully, my past posts will help all of you plan your future day adventures in Paris, but today is all about our nights…
1. Before we left, we were told one of the most overrated things we would do while in Paris was seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge. I cannot even tell you how much I now disagree. The Moulin Rouge was one of the most memorable parts of our trip! Okay, so there are sparkly, feathery and at moments, really questionable costumes, but it was SO good. They high-kicked and soared through the air, and I didn’t understand one thing they sang. I’ve seen Jubilee in Vegas, and I preferred Moulin Rouge so much more! We caught a show the first night we arrived, and it was perfect timing. OH did I mention they serve you champagne (lots)? Afterwards, we wound up inside the club next door that played nothing but American dance songs from the 90’s.
2. A must for cocktails (and simply for getting a look inside this magnificent 5-star hotel) – visit the hotel bar in Le Bristol. They serve up chocolates and little specialty cocktails right after you are seated. The cocktail menu is filled with really creative drink concoctions. Plus, it’s a great spot to people watch. Our cab driver told us that David Beckham was staying there at the time… we never saw him. But there’s a white fluffy cat that patrols the hotel too.
3. If you’re a fan of Sex and the City, then you’ll recognize Kong. Located in a trendier part of the city – right next to the giant Louis Vuitton headquarters, this restaurant is filled with Kartell Louis ghost chairs and boasts a gorgeous glass ceiling. The food was amazing. Smaller portions, but just so so good.
4. Les Ombres. Hands down my favorite dinner of the entire trip. Amazing food with a view of the Eiffel Tower at night. I stepped out of my normal comfort zone and ordered the sauteed calamari on green risotto. I will forever dream of that dish. And the tower lights sparkling through the glass windows and ceiling.
5. One night, we ventured to La Palette, a restaurant that turns into a bar/club at night. This is where all of the people our age converge over tables filled with wine and loud conversation. It’s clearly a spot for chic, fashionable Parisians who drive Vespas. Every single one of them. There were like a hundred parked on the sidewalk out front. Afterwards, we headed down the road to Le Pub St. Germaine to grab late night dessert. The 6th arrondissement is super artsy with lots of galleries and cool places to eat. Definitely worth a daytime visit too.
This isn’t the complete list of what we did every night, but just my favorites! If you have any questions about our trip or suggestions for other things we might have done to help plan a trip of your own, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!