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As a local in Paris for 8 years (time flies!) I know quite a bit about the City of Lights, and am happy to share my PARIS PICKS with you. Stay tuned for more!

Sunday Brunch

Coffee Shops

Italian Eats Part I (PIZZA)

4-Star Boutique Hotels

North Marais Restos

5 Favorite Restaurants in the Marais

Where to Eat Near the Louvre Museum

Top 10 Chocolate Shops

Top 5 Luxury Spas

I’ve also taken many road trips from Paris as I’m making my way around France. Here are ideas on day trips, weekend (or weeklong) getaways.

DAY TRIPS:

Château de Champs-sur-Marne

Auberge du Jeu de Paume (5* Hotel in Chantilly)

Auvers-sur-Oise

Château de Vaux le Vicomte

Château de Chantilly

Giverny

Fontainebleau

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

PROVENCE:

Roussillon + Lacoste + Ménerbes + Gordes + Abbey de Sénanque

Coquillade Village (5* Hotel in the Luberon)

Avignon

Baumaniere (5* Hotel in Baux-de-Provence)

CÔTE D’AZUR:

Nice: Top Picks

Nice + Cannes + Antibes + Èze

Bormes-les-Mimosas

SOUTH OF FRANCE:

Bordeaux + Arcachon + Cap Ferret

POITOU-CHARENTES:

Île de Ré

LOIRE VALLEY:

Château de Chenonceau

Beaugency + Meung-sur-Loire

Saumur

Amboise

Blois + Châteaux de Chambord

BURGUNDY:

Beaune

Dijon

BRITTANY:

Saint Malo + Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel by night

NORMANDY:

Cherbourg + Auderville + Omonville-la-Petite

Honfleur

D-Day Beaches

NORTHERN FRANCE:

Lille

CORSICA:

Bonifacio

Algajola, Les Calanques, Piana, Marine de Ficajolä, Calvi

Cap Corse: Pigna, Sant’ Antonino, Centuri

Cap Corse: Barcaggio, Macinaggio, Erbalunga, St Florent, Nonza