We spent a long weekend in Paris last weekend; it’s only 3-ish hours by high speed train from Stuttgart.
I took enough photos that I’ll probably share all of our comings, goings, and doings in at least one more post, but today I wanted to share photos of our AirBnB because I knew you guys would appreciate how lovely it is!
I found a two bedroom flat in the 16th Arrondissement, about a two-minute walk from the metro, the Place du Trocadéro, and some of the best Eiffel Tower views in the city.
If you’re heading to Paris and want to rent this apartment, here’s the link (this post is not sponsored; I just wanted to share).
The building is about 150 years old; you all know how much I love beautiful old buildings. This one did not disappoint.
All of these photos are ones that I snapped inside our flat; it’s decorated with some lovely antiques. That gold mirror ^^ reminds me of one of mine!
The two fireplaces weren’t functional but a reminder of the days when wood and coal were used to heat apartments. They have radiators now that we weren’t interested in at all since one of the days that we were there it was smoking hot–over 100!
And no, there wasn’t air conditioning in our flat. We spent most of that day in museums and fortunately a cold front blew through that night. One trick I’ve learned over here is to go to bed with a wet, cold washcloth…but I am looking forward to returning to the land of central AC!
There was a fully equipped kitchen (European-sized) but we ate out all the time because…Paris. The food and drinks were just as amazing as I expected they would be.
Even the wine we bought at the corner market was superb.
I’ll share more next week, but wanted to mention first that all of the Parisians I met were absolutely wonderful. This was my first trip to Paris because I had heard that they can be a bit haughty and I don’t like dealing with rude people. I confess that I was unfairly prejudiced. From the metro to the restaurants, everyone returned my smiles and bonjours and were so helpful.
Also, the fashion was amazing. I had SO much fun watching the women and what they were wearing. I didn’t take pictures because the EU privacy laws are more strict than the US ones, but I was taking mental notes the entire weekend and think I’ll put together a French style post based on what I observed. One takeaway: everyone seemed to have a beautiful handbag (tons of Chanel, obviously, but Louis Vuitton, Dior, and YSL also) and shoes. I now have a pair of Chanel ballet flats at the top of my wish list.
Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back with more pictures of French food (haha) next week!