Bordeaux city is the central hub of the wine region of Bordeaux and France’s sixth largest city. The region is packed with thousands of vineyards of all different sizes and production levels. The city itself offers a chance to dive into the wine culture and sample selections from wineries throughout the region in one of the many wine bars. The city is centered around wine, but there are still plenty of non-wine related activities. I didn’t do any of them, but I’m sure they’re great.
Just under an hour Northwest from Paris in the small town of Giverny is the home of one of the greatest artists of all time, Claude Monet. I’ve been a fan of his for as long as I can remember. My parents hung prints of his work in my nursery and I’ve made a point to see his work in every country I visit. After seeing everything I wanted to see in Paris, I escaped the city for a day to discover more about the father of impressionism.
The Chartreuse mountain region of France during the winter is the definition of a wonderland. It’s one of those places where you take a picture and then you keep taking pictures because every angle is stunning, but you can never capture the beauty. It’s a great area for skiing and hiking, but if like me, you’re not so athletically inclined, it’s a great place relax, enjoy the holiday spirit, and of course, sip on some Chartreuse.
We continued our tour of the World’s 50 Best Bar’s in Paris with three strong cocktail bars. Le Candelaria, Le Syndicat, and Little Red Door are all situated in the trendy “Le Marais” area of Paris and are within walking distance from each other if you’re up for a cocktail crawl.
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and therefore, packed with tourists. After studying abroad in Paris, I’ve spent my fair share of time at all the top sights, waited in plenty of lines, and battled my way through selfie sticks. I’ve also spent my fair share of times at the lesser known sights, where I walk right in and have space to enjoy the city. We only had two days in Paris, so I wanted to create the perfect plan for my friends to see the best of Paris, without getting smacked in the face by a selfie stick.