Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekend Getaways: Paris

Yes even Paris can be a weekend getaway from the Northeast. With the up and down airfares these days in the world of air travel, you can sometimes stumble upon a great deal if you're willing to go when they come and also compromise on carrier/program.

We were able to pick up one of these fluctuations in 2011 to explore Paris over a weekend. Yes this is just about 26 hours on the ground without taking additional time off during a standard 9-5 Monday through Friday work week but can be very rewarding none the less.

In 24 hours you can accomplish a lot while not going nuts with costs. There are the wonderful cafes to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by. You can walk new to you neighborhoods and get a sense of regular weekend life. You can even do all the tourist attractions on a trip like this although I do tend to skip museums when in town for such a short time. But when it comes to twenty four hours in Paris I feel nothing tops the food. Paris has so many wonderful restaurants that if you decide you want to eat it, you will be able to find it.
For our weekend in Paris we hit Angelina for one of the finest hot chocolates I've had.
We of course snacked on macaroons from Laduree.
And the highlight of the trip for me and reason I chose Paris for this weekend away, Le Relais de Venise. This is the original L'Entrecote restaurant.

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