We’ve been lucky enough to have visited Paris a number of times. We usual take a trip to the city in the spring or summer and tick off the usual hotspots but this year things were slightly different.

Our good friends have just moved to Paris so we took the opportunity to visit them this October. We had the best time and after four days of exploring the city in all of its autumn glory, I’ve decided that this is my favourite season for a trip to Paris.


While I could tell you everything that I love about Paris, I’ve kept this post specific to our most recent trip, listing all of the places we love and things we did, and of course ate.

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Places to Visit

Jardin du Tuileries – pick up a hot chocolate a watch the world go by from one of the many park benches

Galeries Lafayette – you can get lost in here for hours and the rooftop bar is the perfect place for a shopping pit stop 

Le Marais – a beautiful area to browse designer stores and boutiques. Wandering around the old winding streets is a lovely afternoon activity

Montmartre – I can’t get enough of this area. There are so many picturesque buildings and streets  

Le Jardin du Luxembourg – this park looks beautiful with autumn colours  

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Things to See

Eiffel Tower – as touristy as it is, the Eiffel Tower will always be on my list. Especially when it’s twinkling at night

Catacombs of Paris – one of the strangest places I’ve ever visited but also fascinating. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance - the queue is very very long 

Sacré-Cœur – a peaceful place and offers one of the best views of the city


Where to Eat and Drink

Angelina – the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. The queue to dine-in is always really long so opt for a takeaway cup from one of the stands

Monsieur Bleu – the restaurant and bar has the most magical view of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night

Jean-Paul Hévin – skip the queues of Ladurée and head here instead. The salted caramel macarons are amazing

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Le Relais de Venice – the best steak frites in town. Stepping into this restaurant is like stepping back in time, an experience not to be missed

Maison Georges Larnicol – chocolates of all shapes, sizes and flavours

Pizza Nino – for a break from traditional French food, try this place. The pizzas couldn’t be better  

Bakeries – I can’t pinpoint just one, they were all amazing, right across the city


I would love to know your tips for our next trip to Paris. Please let me comment below with your suggestions.