Coco Chanel Apartment

I have always admired Coco Chanel, a french girl who turned her life around by starting new fashion. If you have seen the TV movie Coco Chanel played by Shirley MacLaine they do a run way on stairs that have mirrors on the walls- turns out that Chanel had the same thing in her place. 

See more of her apartment at http://www.thecoveteur.com/coco_apartment.

What I want to know is how much it costs to visit her apartment: http://www.intheknowdreamdesigner.com/cocochanelprivate

Le Valentin- Bakery

Across the way from Pain d'Epice is Le Valentin, a cute looking bakery. It has got some great reviews on Trip Advisor about the food, the staff, and the how affordable it was! 

Le Valentin

4.0 star rating
3 reviews
Categories: Coffee & TeaBakeries  [Edit]
30-32 Passage Jouffroy
75009 Paris
Neighborhoods: Richelieu-Drouot, 9ème
01 42 46 12 20

Nearest Transit Station:
Richelieu - Drouot
Grands Boulevards
Le Peletier
Price Range:
Accepts Credit Cards:

Parisian Toy Store*

According to "My French Country Home" blog and need a gift for a kid to check out Pain D'Epice who sales traditional toys. Just look at their store entrance! 

Pain d'Epice

4.5 star rating
3 reviews
Category: Toy Shops  [Edit]
29 Passage Jouffroy
75009 Paris
Neighborhoods: Richelieu-Drouot, 9ème
01 47 70 08 68

Nearest Transit Station:
Richelieu - Drouot
Grands Boulevards
Le Peletier
Mon 12:30 pm - 7 pm
Tue-Sat 10 am - 7 pm
Price Range:
Accepts Credit Cards:

You can't be in Paris without a Parasol

I came across this article through Pinterest: http://www.pinkmemo.com/newyork/blog/under-a-couture-umbrella/.

Madeleine Gely is a pricey, but unique umbrella boutique not too far from the Eiffel Tower. 

Madeleine Gély

4.0 star rating
1 review
Category: Accessories  [Edit]
218 bd Saint-Germain
75007 Paris
Neighborhoods: Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, 7ème
01 42 22 63 35

Nearest Transit Station:
Rue du Bac
Sèvres - Babylone
Tue-Sat 9:30 am - 7 pm


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The Oldest Restaurant in Paris

13 rue de l'Ancienne-Comédie, 6eParis

Fun Facts:
-Oldest Restaurants, opened in 1686
-Serves French Food
-Entrees between 20-29 Euro
-Reviewers liked the:
     *Coq Au Vin
      *Onion Soup
      *Creme Brûlée
-Café Procope was refurbished in 1988 to 1989 in 18th-century style. It received Pompeian red walls, crystal chandeliers, 18th century oval portraits of famous people that have been patrons, and a tinkly piano. The waiters were dressed in quasi-revolutionary uniforms.
- Diderot, Voltaire, George Sand, Victor Hugo, and Oscar Wilde has ate there

Cinemtiere de Passy

-Opened in 1820
-Located at 2 rue Commandant-Schloessing in the 16th arrondissement. Get off at the Trocadero metro stop and look for the Passy Cimetiere exit. With your back to the Eiffel Tower, the cemetery is located just across the Place du 11 Novembre from the Trocadero. In fact you can see the wall of the cemetery straight ahead, and keeping the wall to your right follow the avenue Paul Doumer for a few yards but then switch over to the rue Commandant-Schloessing and the entrance is on your right.
-Here you will find Impressionist painters Edouard Manet and Berthe Morisot, Romantic composers Claude DeBussy and Gabriel Faure, noted French aviators Costes and Bellonte, aircraft designer Henry Farman, American silent screen star Pearl White,("Perils of Pauline"), and all sitting in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
-Site of Claude Debussy who played Clair de Lune
-Closed Sundays


Paris Must Do*

Notre Dame
Musee de Cluny
Shakespeare and Company
Cimetiere du Montparnasse
Arc de Triomphe
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur
Moulin Rouge

List will be updated as I learn more!...

My Love For Paris

If you know me at all, you know I am in LOVE with Paris, France. My kitchen is decorated with Eiffel Towers and scenes of Paris. I am always getting gifts that involve Paris. This Christmas I received a Kate Spade tote with the lighted Eiffel Tower and the Moulin Rouge sign. My mom found a cutting board that matching two artworks I have! I have jewelry that has the Fleur de Lys; some with Eiffel Tower. Even Eiffel Tower earrings! To say the least I'm obsessed! 

For a high school graduation gift my parents paid for me to go France with my french teacher and some students. The first day of our trip I turned 18 in London. In that trip we started off in London then took a boat to the Northern France, bussed to Paris, then took the TGV to Nice. We saw a lot of sights in only 12 days. I only was able to spend a few hours in the Louvre. I literally had to run to meet up with my group in time. It was a trip of a lifetime, that allowed me to see so many different sights. I was even able to call home from the second level of the Eiffel Tower!

As great as a trip that was, I am dying to go back! I think about Paris daily. It has been almost 7 years since I have gone and I desperately hope I can go back within the next two years (of course with Daniel, my husband). I am starting this new blog to collect information of things to do, eat, and see in Paris and other travel locations. Then hopefully once I come back I can write my experiences and thoughts!

(Above picture is me on the second level of the Eiffel Tower)