My clients of the month for January 2020 are John and Eric and their trip to Paris. Paris is a magical place during any time of the year, but during Christmastime the city really kicks it up a notch.
I've helped John and Eric plan a few trips in the past, but I got to know them a lot better this past November as they were part of my group to Africa. They are a lot of fun and delightful couple and I'm happy to feature them this month and showcase their trip to Paris.
Why did you choose to go to Paris?
We decided that we needed to vacation more given our fast-paced work environments, so in addition to a few smaller trips each year, we agreed to take one bigger trip to a destination neither of us have visited.
What was your favorite day of the trip and why?
Our favorite day was Christmas Eve. We visited the Eiffel Tower in the late afternoon and ascended to the summit where the views of the sunset were absolutely breathtaking. Later that evening we enjoyed dinner at a restaurant just a few blocks away from the Eiffel Tower. We had a fabulous tasting menu (gifted to us by two of our very close friends) while enjoying a great view of the Eiffel Tower lighting up the night sky.
How was the food? Did you have a favorite meal and/or restaurant?
Our favorite meal/restaurant was at L' Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint-Germain. Their tasting menu was without a doubt some of the best cuisine we've ever had, and the waitstaff and service were both phenomenal.
What was the biggest surprise?
The biggest surprise was how the Paris Metro was so easy to navigate - much less complex than the NYC Subway System.
Was there a least favorite thing about the trip?
There was not!
What advice would you give to people traveling to Paris?
To really be able to explore and appreciate everything Paris has to offer, we'd recommend going for at least a week. Also - splurge on the French cuisine and wine! It's pricey, but definitely worth it.
What was your most memorable experience?
One of the most memorable experiences was visiting Musee de l'Orangerie to view Monet's water lily murals. The massiveness and depth of each mural in the two ovular rooms was something truly spectacular.
Have John and Eric inspired you to plan your own trip to Paris? I'd love to help put your trip together. You can contact me here to get started!