France

Below is a list of things my partner and I want to experience in Paris and Bordeaux during our wintertime trip:

Paris

photo of the Eiffel tower
Eiffel Tower. Source: Pixabay, Creative Commons.

Art Galleries

La Gate Lyrique: Digital arts gallery and music venue

Palais de Tokyo: Destination for immersive art installations

Centre Pompidou: Library and modern art gallery house in a structural expressionism building.

Landmarks

  • Eiffel Tower: No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to its version of the CN Tower.
  • Montmartre: Highest hill in Paris. My partner woudl like to visit the church Sacré-Cœur on its summit, and I the steps Rue Foyatier which I’ve wanted to visit since looking at the photo of them my godmother had on the wall.
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery: One of the most famous cemeteries in the world – and most ornate!
  • Catacombs: An old quarry under Paris full with bones – lots and lots of bones.
  • Palais Garnier: Home of the Paris Opera and setting for Phantom of the Opera – classic theatre!

Food and Wine Destinations

  • Du Pain des Amis: bakery that specializes in bread for sharing
  • Canadian Pub: Apparently this is a thing? I’d be curious to read the business case for this. Nonetheless, it is marked on our to do list.

Day Trips

Versailles: A palace designed to be so opulent that it was meant to distract and overwhelm the visitors.

Bordeaux

Photo of Place de la Bourse reflected in a placid pool of water
Place de la Bourse. Image Source: Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Food and Drink Destinations

TBD (open to suggestions!)

Landmarks

  • Palais Gallien: ruins of a Roman amphitheater from the 3rd century
  • Palace de Bourse: A grand building built in the 1700’s.
  • Rue Ste-Catherine: The classier version of the Montreal street by the same name. This one is a pedestrian street with cafes and shops

Day Trips

Saint Emilion: Medieval town and UNESCO site

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Nell is a designer based out of Toronto. She is active on social media and as a photographer documenting her interest in travel, nature, food, and culture.
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