We leave in two weeks from our small Manhattan apartment to visit London and Paris. we've done London before and loved it but this will be our first trip to Paris. I've been scouring the internet for research and hoping my Rosetta Stone will bring back those years of French I once had. We have some places reserved and some ideas of what we would like to do but I would welcome any and all feedback and suggestions on places we should check out and any sites we need to see in the area.
We will be coming from London where we will have eaten at J Sheekey’s, St. John, The Corner Room, Golden Hind and The Wolseley (If that helps at all).
We get in on a Tuesday night and plan to eat at L'Entrecote because the husband wants to check it out. I figure we will be tired and it will be nice not to do much decision making until after we’ve had a good nights sleep so I’m fine with it.
On Wednesday we have a reservation at La Bigarrade for lunch and dinner at Frenchie the next night. From what I've read we should plan on spending the afternoon at La Bigarrade since the lunch will be long and not plan on any other meals that day. The restaurant is actually quite far from where we are staying on the St. Germain. Is there any wine bar or cool beer bar over in that area we should stop to check out. I can't find much on the 17th Arrondissement at all. Maybe a stop at Bar Belge? It would also be nice to get a good walk in after a big meal. In NYC we walk everywhere!! Would a walk from there back to the hotel be crazy if we stopped along the way?
I think we will stick around our area before Frenchie the next day and grab some breakfast at Poilane and just walk around and see the sites. Obviously a trip to Peirre Hermes and Laduree are planned as well as a stop at Sadaharu Aoki.
The following day I would like to go walk around the Pere Lachaise cemetery. I plan to go in the Gambetta entrance and exit out through the main exit. Is there anything on the way out we should stop and do in that area? I assume we'll be hungry and thirsty after walking around a few hours and I haven't figured anything for that day just yet. A nice steak tartar or a big platter of oysters and mussels would be nice.
Saturday we plan to go to the Louve and eat dinner at Les Fines Gueules and walk around that area so anything neat to see there would be great. (As I write this I realize Saturday is probably horrible for the museum correct? Maybe switch around the museum and cemetery days for less crowds?)
We are staying right in district of St Germain des Pres so I'm excited that we have so much going on around us. I know Cafe Deux Magots is right nearby. Would this be worth a stop for breakfast or an early evening croque?
Besides that I know we would love to just grab a bottle of wine, a few stinky cheeses and sit in a park or just somewhere beautiful and relax. It is our honeymoon so I guess we should be slightly romantic :)
Any thoughts, suggestions or changes I should make? Thanks so much for your help in advance. We are excited to be coming so soon!
75 Champs-Élysées, Paris, Île-de-France 75008, FR