As we wind our time down here in Paris, I asked some fellow expats how they would spend their last days in Paris.
First up is Chloe. She blogs at My Life Living Abroad where she helps tourists and expats, just like you and me, discover the best of Paris. She started her blog in 2010 when she first decided to move to France on her own. Since then she’s been writing about her life and experiences as well as offering great ideas, recommendations and tips on everything from bars, restaurants, shows and moving to the City of Lights. She also leads a writing group called the drunk writers which you should definitely check out if you live in Paris.
If you had three final meals left in Paris, which restaurants would you eat them at?
As a food lover it’s hard to choose just three restaurants, but I if I had to choose it would be:
Chartier at Grands Boulevard for their delicious steak and fries, their waiters in penguin suits and the wonderful, lively atmosphere. (7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009)
Vins et Terroirs at Odeon, a restaurant I’ve been going to for many years for their wonderful service, delectable duck and their speciality – Parma violet ice cream! (64 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006)
Basilic in Montmartre for its amazing food and service and gorgeous interior and exterior! A really traditional and authentic French restaurant. (33 Rue Lepic, 75018)
Where would you spend your last few hours before heading to the airport?
I would spend them on top of Printemps rooftop terrace, drinking a glass of French Chablis and taking in a 360 degree view of the city I love so much.
What would you miss most about Paris?
The food and the French language. I don’t know how I would live without French bread, French cheese and French desserts! I would also miss the French language, I love speaking it and it’s so beautiful. I would miss hearing it every day.
How soon/ or when would you plan your return trip to Paris? And where would you stay (neighborhood)?
I would try to plan a return trip to Paris within 3 months because I think things change so quickly in the city. New things to see are popping up all the time. I would stay in the 6th arrondissement because it has some great restaurants, good nightlife, is close to all the big monuments and near my favourite park – Luxembourg.
Name one way Paris has changed you?
Paris has changed me for the better. It has made me braver and less afraid to say how I think or feel. I also fell in love here, with a Parisian! So Paris has changed my life forever.
A big thanks to Chloe for taking the time to answer my questions. Lucky for her, she’ll continue on in Paris so follow her to find out more about the expat life here. Some of my favourite posts include the 10 Reasons Why She loves living in Paris and her Insider Tips for Living in Paris. And if you’re moving to the city, here’s a great post about How to Avoid Apartment Scams. (All pictures courtesy of Chloe, My Life Living Abroad)
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