A Summary of Paris: Itinerary

25. February 2006 Paris, France 8

We rented an apartment on 78 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile via Paristay.com, so most of the stops we made were around the island of Saint-Louis. It was the perfect space for three people complete with a loft bed, a bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen and a sofa bed in the living room. The neighborhood in itself is one of the most coveted in Paris because residents are on their own island on the Seine River, away from the hoopla of the city but right by most necessities and all kinds of luxury.

Thank you so much for traveling with me this past week!

Day 1

– Le St-Regis Brasserie, bistro filled with smokers on rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile off quai de Bourbon
РCath̩drale Notre-Dame de Paris, RER C to St-Michel Notre Dame
– Patrick Allain Fleuriste, beautiful flowers on 53 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– La Taverne Du Sergent Recreteur, bistro with a nice prix fixe on 41 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile

Day 2

– Boulangerie Saint-Louis, fresh bread every morning on 78 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– Cacao et Chocolat, hot chocolate on 63 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– Eglise St-Nicolas, rue de Pontoise
– Le Panthéon, #10 to Maubert Mutualité, €8
– La Paillote D’or, Vietnamese food with friendly service on 30 rue des Carmes
– Jardins et Palais du Luxembourg, RER B to Luxembourg
– Eglise St-Sulpice, church with Delacroix frescoes, #4 to St-Sulpice
– Le Prestige de l’Alimentation, Moroccan-owned grocery store with everything we needed on 67 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– Aux Anysetiers du Roy, bistro with English-speaking waiters on 61 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile

Day 3

– Musée du Louvre, #7 to Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, €8.50, closed on Mondays
– Cafe Med, good duck confit, crepes and pasta lunch options on 77 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– Le Sarrasin et Le Froment Creperie, crepes to eat-in or take-away on 80 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– Eiffel Tower, RER C to Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel, €11 to the top
– Le Tarbouche, Moroccan restaurant with as good tagines as their service on 81 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile

Day 4

– Musée d’Orsay, RER C to Musée d’Orsay, €7.50, closed on Tuesdays
– Jardin des Tuileries, via an underpass after crossing the Seine from Musée d’Orsay
РOb̩lisque on Place de la Concorde, right outside Jardin des Tuileries
– Champs Élysées, a tree-lined pathway all the way to the Rond Point with brand-name stores along the way
– Arc de Triomphe, #1, #2, #6 or RER A stop there, €8 to climb the top
РMarch̩ Franprix, small grocery store on 135 rue Saint-Antoine, #1 to St-Paul
– L’Epicerie, beautifully-packaged oils, jams, vinegars and mustards on 51 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– La Ferme Saint-Aubin, cheese, sausage and wine shop on 76 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile

Day 5

РSacr̩-Coeur Basilica, the highest point of Paris, #2 to Anvers and up the Montmartre hill
– Montparnasse Tower and Montparnasse Cemetery, #4 to Montparnasse
– Paris Chinatown, #7 to Porte de Choisy on avenue de Choisy and avenue d’Ivry
– Thai-Vien, affordable Vietnamese, Laotian and Thai food on 56 avenue de Choisy
– Place de la Bastille, #5 to Bastille
РLes Halles, historically a food market and now an ugly shopping complex, #4 to Ch̢telet-Les Halles
– Eglise St-Eustache, a church that looks abandoned inside, right by Forum des Halles
– Glacier Berthillon, home-made ice cream shop at €2 a scoop on 31 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile
– La Petite Scierie, foie gras shop on 60 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile

Day 6

РCh̢teau de Versailles, RER C to Versailles
– Le Domaines qui Montent, sells wine at the same price as the producers’ on 136 Volatire Boulevard, #9 to Voltaire
– Le Caveau de l’Ile, bistro with friendly staff on 36 rue St-Louis-en-l’Ile

Related post/s:
We rented via ParisStay.com
Paris photos on Flickr
Versailles photos on Flickr
Day 5: Sacre-Coeur, Montmartre, Les Halles, Berthillon Ice Cream
Day 4: Musee d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries, Arc de Triomphe
Day 3: Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower
Day 2: The Pantheon, Jardin du Lexembourg, Saint-Sulpice
Day 1: Arriving in Paris
Planning a trip to Paris

8 thoughts on “A Summary of Paris: Itinerary”

  • 1
    G. on February 26, 2006

    and thanks for taking us with you! now i have a better idea of what i want to do when i finally make it there.

    now, about that drink… =)

  • 2
    cel on February 26, 2006

    hi, longtime reader, first time commenter. loved reading about your trip to france. i’m planning a trip there myself in october so any recommendation is welcome.

  • 3
    Nix on February 26, 2006

    Oy great job! Mukhang super nag-enjoy si tita and tito and I super enjoyed reading about the whole trip. Sana I can make it to Paris with my family someday too : )

  • 4
    ria on March 9, 2006

    wow! inggit! you went to paris!i’ll fill this page with exclamation points all over!!!!!!!!!! seems like you guys had a great time. i didn’t realize that you went there with your parents. hmmmm that’s new. but it’s great that you had a “family vacation”… :)

  • 5
    anne on May 24, 2006

    hi cia! paristay never replied to my email! :( but it’s okay, I was able to reserve the apartment I was eyeing at paristay (on the 1er) from another immobilier for less agency fees.

    thank you for all your help! :)

  • 6
    cia on May 24, 2006

    that sucks but enjoy your trip anyway and eat well!

  • 7
    Monica on April 10, 2010

    Hi! I read your blog regularly and enjoy reading about all your food and tracel adventures. I was first introduced to your blog through this Paris post and bookmarked this particular page with the apartment info. I seem to remember that there were more pics of the apartment on the blog itself but dont’ see that anymore, or maybe I am confused, and also that you had the link to the apartment. We are planning on a trip there and are interested in staying in the same exact unit you rented. I tried looking it up on the website and thought I might be able to easily find it. Would you have the exact link to the condo? Thanks!

  • 8
    cia on April 12, 2010

    Hi Monica,

    We rented via ParisStay.com and you can look at the Saint-Louis apartments here

    Email them and show them these photos and see if it’s still for rent:

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