Mar 3, 2012


Oui! Je vais aller Paris!

I'm officially on Spring Break! I leave tomorrow and will arrive on Monday morning! I have a busy day ahead getting packed, organized, a little bit of homework, and getting ready to leave the States for two weeks!

Has anyone ever been to Paris? Any recommendations?

I already plan on stopping at Laduree for macarons, Hermes to hopefully get a tiny little something to start the collection, Longchamp to perhaps pick up a new bag or two, and Monet's home in Giverny is at the top of my list!

Until then, I have a few sporadic posts planned and a guest post or two, {if you're interested, shoot me an email!}, but other than that, have a FAB two weeks dear friends!

Au Revoir!


{The Young Southern Prep}


  1. Au revoir!!!! I just got back from a weekend in Paris and have a few tips...

    Definitely try to take a bateau tour (boat tour!), it's a great way to see everything and you get great pictures.

    We were pressed for time and I didn't think I would be able to make it to Lauduree, but luckily there is one at Versailles! If you plan on going there, it's near the exit- you can't miss it! Got some macaroons and some cute Lauduree post-its!

    Le Petit Pont is a great place for an authentic Paris dinner. They had great food and it has stunning views of the Notre Dame.

    Our hostel (ew btw- would not recommend any hostel any place, not my favorite thing.) was in Montmartre and it was actually a very cute neighborhood up by the Sacre-Coeur. It was pretty foggy when we were there but it was definitely worth the hike up to get a beautiful view of the city.

    Go to the Eiffel tower at night if you can! It sparkles for the first 10 minutes of every hour. We got some great pictures and it was a great experience! The next day we went during the day and got some nice pictures too, and didn't have to worry about flash or anything.

    Lastly, if you are interested in Monet go to the Musee D'Orsay!!!! They have the BEST collection of impressionist art in the world. It was the highlight of my trip and probably will be one of the highlights of my semester abroad. I am a big fan of impressionist paintings so it was a must see for me.

    Have so much fun!!!! Enjoy Paris- I miss it already!!!

  2. Of course Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur!!! Also, when we were there our hotel was on Ile Saint Louis (Saint Louis Island) its the other island right next to the Island where Notre Dame was. We were told at the end of our trip that all the celebrity and stars have flats. We didn't see anyone but the people watching was great and there were a bunch of great cafes/restaurants. I can't think of anything else that you wouldn't know! Can't wait to see pictures!!!

  3. Definitely go to Longchamp and stock up--the purses are cheaper there!! (At least when I went a few years ago they were)! Also, my favorite event in Paris was a boat tour down the Seine at night--it was beautiful!!

  4. I went there for my second time last spring break and had a lovely time! Be sure to try some of the fun restaurants in the Latin Quarter, Les Halles is great for shopping, and the Pompidou is a really fun museum! Also, Versailles is a bit off the beat and path, but SO worth a visit!

  5. So jealous! You're going to have so much fun!! Can't wait to see the pictures and hear about what you got when you return. Safe travels!

  6. Have fun! I can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

  7. I am so jealous! I've been to France twice, and ohmygoodness it just gets even better with time! Some of my favorite memories were the little things; sitting outside at a cafe eating the most delicious food, walking around the beautiful city and even having little conversations with the French. Its a magical place, that Paris!

  8. I'm so jealous! Have fun!


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