Thanks to the generosity of some very dear friends, we’ll be spending a week at the Marriott Vacation Club in the village of Bailly-Romainvilliers, about 30 km outside the city.
What are some of the things I’m looking forward to?
Savoring coffee and pastry at a sidewalk cafe and watching the people go by.
Wandering along the banks of the Seine in the twilight.
Sipping wine at a corner Bistro.
Strolling through the galleries and seeing some of my favorite Impressionists paintings.
Walking under the L’Arc de Triomphe and surveying the city from the top of Le Tour Eiffel.
Lighting a candle in the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.
Picking up a souvenir book (en Francais!) or two at Shakespeare & Company.
The Paris in July event, hosted by Thyme for Tea is the perfect way to enhance my enthusiasm even more.
If you’ve been to Paris, or are a native of the city, what are some other things a first time traveler must see and do?