Hubby surprised me with an early Christmas present on the weekend ~ we are off to Paris next Thursday to see the Christmas lights, a long held dream for me. We will be there for 4 nights, from the 26 to the 30 and are staying at the Quality Inn Abaca on rue Vaurigard. He found a great package that included our flights, the hotel stay, breakfast, transfers to and from CDG and even a Seine cruise! This is our first time staying in a hotel instead of an apartment, but at this price, it's just a place to sleep. The hotel is about half a block from the Convention metro stop on line 12, making it very convenient for us to explore.
We are not looking for fine dining this trip~ we're going to be walking around, looking at the lights and decorations and the Christmas markets, munching on street food and enjoying our free breakfast at the hotel. (Plus, I spent all our money last month on our dining extravaganzas!)
I'm just asking in case there's a little gem in this area that we should go to at some point. I'd hate to get back and read about the perfect little cafe or bistro that we should have gone to but missed. Looking at 20-30 euros max per person without wine. It doesn't even have to be for a full meal, if there's somewhere that has a special plat or dessert or a great little wine bar.
I can't quite believe that we will be back in Paris next Friday ~ this will be my third time this year! I feel very lucky and spoiled. Merry Christmas to me!
BTW, any suggestions beyond the Grand Magasins and Champs Elysees for Christmas stuff is also greatly appreciated.