One stop in Paris I would highly recommend is visiting the incorruptible St. Vincent de Paul which is almost next door to Guare Du Nord & St. Christopher’s hostel. Be sure to go during the day as like most other Paris landmarks, doors typically close for new visitors by 4:30 PM so that there’s enough time for all tourists to leave the buildings between 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM. Even if one is not religious, I would recommend going as seeing an incorruptible is quite extraordinary.
Aside from the incorruptible, one of the greatest chain steakhouses in Europe I’ve eaten at is funny enough called “Hippopotamus,” and that’s where I met with a group of friends for my first dinner in Paris. Of course, luxurious meal posts are coming this way, but it’s fun to go to a laid-back, and yet quite a delicious dinner get together every once in a while, especially in Paris! I had the rib steak and green beans with bubbly water. I’m not one to enjoy green beans, even the most buttered up ones in the great state of Texas but these green beans were a hit! I believe it’s because they had almost nothing extra on them. Good to know when I head back to the states! Great atmosphere, close to St. Christopher’s hostel and excellent service make this dinner stop a worthy bookmark for the dining book.
The Moulin Rouge is a city staple, and although it’s not as glamorous as the movie which by the way is a fave of mine, it’s still such a delight to see the windmill in motion on the city streets. Here’s some neat info on this hotspot: one can buy tickets for one, two, or more and have champagne and dinner watching the show but do be aware that tickets and dinner are well over 100 euros. Also, note that the Moulin Rouge is not in the best part of town so I would highly recommend adults only taking a stroll down the avenue to catch a glimpse of the famous landmark. There’s also a bar next door that I highly recommend going to if one is in the mood for one large blonde beer or with a group of friends and want to take a side trip after visiting the famous Moulin Rouge.More to come! -JoJo