5 Things Not to Miss in Paris

June 27, 2016

5 Places Not to Miss in Paris I wit & whimsy

Sharing my last set of photos from Paris today! Shot in one of my favorite spots, I figured I would share 5 things not to miss when you visit my most favorite city. There’s of course no shortage of places to go, things to see (and eat! and drink!) but these are 5 things I think you shouldn’t miss. Read on to hear all about them.

5 Places Not to Miss in Paris I wit & whimsy

5 Places Not to Miss in Paris I wit & whimsy

Place Dauphine

5 Things Not to Miss in Paris

La Cuisine Paris:

On this past trip to Paris I took a croissant class at La Cuisine Paris and had so much fun! Their beautiful studio on the Seine offers a variety of cooking classes and culinary experiences. You can learn about French cheese and wine, discover the secret to the perfect soufflé. Or try your hand at macaron making…all taught by experienced professionals. Next time I head to Paris I plan to sign up for their Versailles class that sounds divine! Upon taking a class, they’ll also provide you with favorite foodie spots all over the city. Highly, highly recommend spending an afternoon with their delightful team to be a bit more immersed in the French culture.

Place Dauphine

I couldn’t believe it when I discovered Place Dauphine in May. It is one of the most beautiful and idyllic hidden treasures in the city – right in the middle of the city! These photos were taken there so you can see how beautiful it is. After discovering it, I learned the spot was initiated by Henry IV in 1607, the second of his projects for public squares in Paris, the first being the Place Royale (now the Place des Vosges). Find it by accessing from Pont Neuf. It’s nestled on the Île de la Cité and I highly recommend going early in the morning and soaking up the scene from one of the perfectly placed benches.

5 Places Not to Miss in Paris I wit & whimsy

5 Places Not to Miss in Paris I wit & whimsy

The Printemps Rooftop

There are plenty of beautiful hotel rooftops you can sip $20 drinks on in order to access the aerial splendor that is Paris. Or you can head to Printemps and go up to their rooftop that has a stunning (and free!) view of the city of lights. You’ll see L’Opera, La Tour Eiffel and even Sacre Couer atop Montmartre. This image was taken from the rooftop.

Palais Royal

Well renowned now, this beautiful part of Paris is just a short walk from the Louvre and includes the Instagram-worthy art exhibit by Daniel Buren. It also has such serene gardens and tree lined paths that wandering here on a Spring afternoon is nothing short of breathtaking. These photos were taken in the Palais Royal 🙂

Place Dauphine

Rue Cler

Oh this street is pure Parisian charm. If you want to have a picnic at the nearby Champs des Mars underneath La Tour Eiffel, head to Rue Cler first. You can also pick up wine, cheese, foie gras, fruit…all at the sweet stores lining the street. With hardly no cars and even a shop dedicated to whipped cream, this street is not to be missed.

p.s why I loved staying in a Parisian apartment and 72 hours in Bordeaux. Also if you’re planning a trip anytime soon, I highly recommend getting to the airport via Blacklane. They had me try out their service as I headed to France and had such a great experience with more reliability than a cab or Uber.

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[Hana Lê Van Photography]

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  1. LOVE that hat on you!!!

  2. jessica says:

    I’m heading to Paris in October and am definitely bookmarking that croissant class!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  3. Merritt Beck says:

    These pictures are giving me serious travel envy! Looks like you had a beautiful time!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  4. Lyn Grentell says:

    Also did the croissant class at la cuisine. Fabulous great fun

  5. Ella says:

    I love La Cuisine Paris as well! Me and my sisters took a macaron making class and it was an amazing experience! As well as a tasty one haha. Would definitely do it again 🙂

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