Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Europe

My Perfect Day in Paris

Photo by Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

I was only able to stay in Paris for one day due to work commitments but after many trips to the city I planned and designed my complete Saturday. A lot of help for the day was provided by the staff at Maison Albar Paris Celine Hotel with special assistance from Fabrice the Concierge. My perfect days always involve photography so this day was no exception.

I started out very early Saturday morning with a lovely breakfast at Odette the restaurant in the hotel of fried egg whites, waffles (the best EVER!), bacon and a cold Coca-Cola in a glass bottle. Don’t judge…I need fuel for the perfect day.

The hotel had arranged a driver for the morning to take me on the ultimate scavenger hunt to find all the new Banksy artwork across the city. The weather was amazing at 75 degrees and sunshine. My driver Nolan was a great sport and patient as he parked at eight locations across the city and helped me search for the graffiti art. We were successful in finding all of the pieces.  We then extended the tour an hour and visited some great locations for Eiffel tower photos since there were puffy clouds on the horizon.

After my morning car trip, I decided to take a walk outside to the Louvre only a quick 10-minute walk from the hotel to see my favorite of all time – Mona Lisa. I expected large crowds in the middle of a Saturday afternoon but to my surprise, there was no queue outside so I went in for a visit after taking photos outside of the pyramid structure. I still cannot believe it only costs 15 euros to visit these masterpieces.

I went back to the hotel after the museum visit and walk around the city and decided to check out the spa and again to my surprise an appointment was available for an aromatherapy massage within an hour. The massage was flawless with orange blossom essential oils and provided much-needed relaxation after a long week of work in Europe. The spa was beautiful and private inside the hotel and has a full-service spa for guests.

I had an early dinner at a small café called Le Moliere where I found the impeccable snack of warm goat cheese salad with honey. Back at the hotel, I was happy to find an endless supply of the most delicious gummy bears for guests in the lobby, which provided the perfect ending to the perfect day.

Latest Articles

American Airlines

News

Moving through airport security just got a whole lot easier for travelers with TSA PreCheck. American Airlines is debuting its Mobile ID which allows...

Blink Lights Festival Featured Blink Lights Festival Featured

News

Blink Cincinnati, the nation’s largest light, art and projection mapping event will return to Cincinnati on October 13-16 2022. The four-night, outdoor art experience...

George Porter Jr. George Porter Jr.

Interviews

Known as the bassist and singer of The Meters, musician George Porter Jr., has a long history of performing and recording. We caught up...

2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Day 1 2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Day 1

North America

On the first day of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2022 (Thursday, June 16) there was a heat advisory across all of middle Tennessee....

Coney Island Tower Coney Island Tower

North America

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate summer. It’s my least favorite season. The bugs, the heat, the humidity, it’s just the worst....

Yellowstone partially re-open Yellowstone partially re-open

News

Yellowstone National Park, one of America’s most prolific and notable scenes of natural beauty, was shut down due to flooding. Although the park is...

You May Also Like

Interviews

Utah-based folk-influenced band The National Parks are whisking listeners away with their scenic new album Wildflower. To celebrate the release, the band bring intimate...

Interviews

Alt Bloom is the newest project by the LA-based singer songwriter Ethan Thompson. He is one of the newest artists that I have discovered during this time...

South America

Sometimes opportunities come up while traveling that are unexpected. This was the case while visiting the city of Medellin in Colombia. My friends and...

North America

On the first day of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2022 (Thursday, June 16) there was a heat advisory across all of middle Tennessee....