T in Transit VIII: Paris

For the eighth and final story in my travel series, I’m sharing moments from an October ‘22 visit to the City of Light: Paris.

Nestled on the streets of the 12th Arrondissement, is Hotel Camille; our home for the last leg of a 10-day journey across Italy and France.

Arc de Triomphe

At this point, I’m ready to stop living out of a suitcase, but I’m not ready to say goodbye to my friend and travel partner: D. I only get to see her so often, so trips like these, they mean a lot to me. It is in these moments when I get to enjoy quality in-person time with my loved ones, that I am reminded how functional travel is (and has been) for me–it continues to bring me closer to the people I care about the most.

Here are some sweet memories from our 3-day trip to Paris:

The Eiffel Tower from Av. de la Bourbonnais

1. A picnic at Champ de Mars

Champ de Mars’ lush green space makes the perfect setting for our lunchtime picnic with stunning views of the Eiffel Tower.

2. Experiencing the charm of Jardin des Tuileries

The Tuileries Garden is serene in the Fall. Perfectly manicured trees -whose leaves are transitioning from green to yellow- line the entrance to the garden. A wide circular fountain sits glistening in the center. Around the fountain’s edge, people lean back in reclining chairs, reading, talking, and feeding the birds that flock nearby. It’s easy to relax here.

3. A visit to historic Arc de Triomphe & the Louvre.

The glass paneled triangles of the Louvre, and the towering columns of Arc de Triomphe, are even more impressive in person than in photographs.

The Louvre
Arc de Triomphe

4. Eating delicious cuisine from boulangeries, food markets, and restaurants.

Paris is no stranger to incredible cuisine, but what I find myself enjoying the most is pastry: croissants, brioche, chocolate bread, macarons, crepes, eclairs… the list is extensive.

Chocolate Babka
Grilled Cheese with Ham
Mussels in Gorgonzola
Escargot in Chimichurri
Lamb Croquettes
Cheese plate

5. Drinking a St. Germain Spritz in St. Germain!

Pronounced “San-Jer-Mahn”, this cocktail makes for a lightly sweet, refreshing drink, and its made from just 3 ingredients: St. Germain (french elderflower liqueur), sparkling wine, and soda water.

This was my first time in Paris, and already I fell in love. I know that it’s a city I will happily return to time and time again.


Good To Know

1. There is delicious food in Paris. Some options are: Les Parisiennes and Marche des Enfants Rouges (an open-air food market with stalls and sit-down restaurants).

2. French pastry is always a good idea. Go to a boulangerie or creperie and enjoy the best of French cuisine. We loved the croissants at Maison d’Isabelle.

3. An unfortunate concern in Paris is pick-pocketing. You’ll even hear safety announcements on the Metro, so keep your purses in front of your body and your pockets empty.

4. That being said, the Metro is an affordable and convenient way to get around. I recommend purchasing a Day Pass.

5. Paris is a popular tourist city, so expect crowds at iconic spots and people trying to scam you/sell you things. But from art to wine to food and quaint neighborhoods, there’s a lot to love in Paris.

6. For fragrance lovers, Nose Paris is a great place to sample unique scents from around the world.

7. We visited Paris in October, when the crowds are minimal and the weather requires a light jacket.

As always,

Thank you for reading!


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Looking to visit Paris? Check out the Same Footprints Guide to request a detailed 3-day itinerary curated by me.

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  1. Margaret says:

    Beautiful. I got lost in this.
    I have always wanted to visit Paris.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tiesé says:

      Aww I love that!! We’ll go together sooner rather than later 🤎


  2. The nostalgia hit me hard! I have been to Paris twice (and loved it) but I would love to experience the city again with my sisters. I also love these moments you shared, slowly and deliberately enjoying the city. And as usual, wonderful photos!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tiesé says:

      Aww! I would totally go back with my sister as well. It would be a lovely siblings trip. Thank you thank you love 🤎


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