This is the perfect guide for someone who goes to Paris for a weekend and want to do/see all the typical things!
I am going to do a guide for my favorite spots as well but I do feel it’s very different where you want to go if you are here for a short time or if you are living here.
Many restaurants in Paris are not possible to book long in advanced. Some are possible 1 month before, some are 1-2 weeks. But I don’t think you should stress to much about booking places (sure if there is some special place you really want to go to) but otherwise just be spontaneous. The charm with Paris is just to walk around and to find a nice outdoor seating. It’s never hard to find a table for coffee or lunch because there are soo many. And I feel most of them are really good!
I think the best place to stay in is around/close to the 1ht Arondissement around Place Vendome then it’s close to walk everywhere and you are in the middle.
Hotel Alfred Sommier, Hotel Regina, The Westin Paris, Kimpton St Honoré, Hotel Costes, Chateau Voltaire to name a few in that area.
Or just do a search in that area after your budget on hotels.com
Photo spots with the Eiffeltower:
4 Avenue de Camoens
Rue St. Dominique
Rue de l’Université
Café Kitsuné Palais Royal (to go)
Café Kitsuné Louvren (sit there)
YSL cafe (to go)
Partisan Café Artisanal (sit or to go)
Matcha social club
Dior café in Dior store on Avenue Montaige
Café De Flore
Le Café Marly
Ladurée – 75 Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Bar at Hotel Plaza Athene
Bar at Hotel Crillion
Perruche Rooftop (summer)
Girafe bar or terrace
Mun terrace (summer)
Bristol (after dark)
More french simple dinner restaurants:
Le Petit Lutetia
Le Relais de l’Entrecôte – a classic, several spots in Paris. You can’t book a table you have to wait in the line!
Les deux Magots
Dinner: (more party vibe)
G7 is the best app for taxi
Metro is very easy and one way ticket is 2.10 (I go on the metro often)
Galleri Lafayette Hausmann (don’t forget to check out the rooftop)
Le Bon Marché (my fav)
Samaritaine (only luxury stores, so beautiful)
Museé D Orsay
Foundation Louis Vuitton
Paris is a big city with many many things to do. But I think you really will like everything above if you go for a weekend! I think the best time to go is march-may and september! But of course nice all year around. Hope you found this helpful. <3