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Off we go... to Paris and Germany/Bavaria. Any last minute travel tips of places that are a "must see".

(images by the talented jen gotch)

27 comments:

erinn said...

my favorite bavarian restaurant in munich is Fraunhofer on Fraunhoferstrasse...if you happen to be going to munich. Enjoy.

beautifulpaper said...

According to my husband, who traveled to Bavaria before we met, Schloss Neuschwannstein
(or "Castle New-Swan-Stone") is a must-see. It's the castle that the Disneyworld Castle was modeled after, and it's supposed to be in one of the most beautiful and picturesque settings in all of Germany. And don't forget to sample the Bavarian wheat beer!

emily said...

no tips, but...TAKE ME WITH YOU? PLEASE?

TJ said...

first, i'm jealous. second, make the drive to "see" newschwanstien, but the tour isn't worth it. but it is pretty. i hope you can take the train. i hope you get to have awesome schnitzel. and many warm pretzels. go to a regular grocery store and stock up on yummy things that you can't find over here. take a gazillion pictures.

Paris said...

Have a great time. I can't wait to see some of your discoveries.

Prêt à Voyager said...

live the life in Paris! don't try to do and see everything. Bon voyage!!!!

Anne

Joanna Goddard said...

have a wonderful time, rachel!!!

rae333 said...

oh im going to germany!
Go to stuttgart, frankfurt, berlin, munich, nuremberg, dont miss cologne! zurich switzerland!
the black forest, the chocolate factory, television tower, neuschwannstein, the nazi square thing in nuremberg.

Joslyn said...

have a delightful, splendid time. can't wait to hear all about it!
xo

Emily said...

How wonderful! I made a tourist tips guide to my very favorite places in Munich (where I live) and Salzburg (where I work).

They are on the top right corner of my blog. I have other German cities if you scroll down on the right too. I'm so excited you'll be heading my way.

Have a fantastic trip with safe and happy travels! I can't wait to hear what you think of Bavaria... Paris is hard not to like!

i.d. said...

Bon voyage! Have a fun and safe trip and take lots of photos for us. :)

nichole said...

Oh my gosh! Have fun. If you are anywhere near Sulzberg, let me know and I will hook you up with the Amala staff.

Paris:

Cafe Beaubourg (frommage blanc!)
Chez Omar (in the marai) - best moroccan food, ever
Charlotte: quirky little place on the Ilse St. Louis

Have a fantastic time. I'm one hundred shades of green!

Kat said...

Shakespeares' & co. (a famous bookstore) would be a place I'd go to. And of course all markets, grocery stores and nice cafés. I just returned home from Strasbourg which is delightful so if you decide to head to Frankfurt or Stuttgart, you might want to go to Strasbourg first. There are also wonderful small villages with vineyards close by. In Germany I would go to Berlin.

Elise said...

Have a good time, soak it up.

Kelli said...

Bon Voyage!! I have a whole list of tips for Paris and area if you would like more info feel free to email me. I wish you an absolutely wonderful trip!!

Colleen Terpening said...

One of my favorite meals EVER:

Restaurant 404
69, rue des Gravilliers
Tel: 01 42 74 57 81

A Moroccan place in the Marias. Recommended to us by a friend who lived in Paris. He said to get a later reservation (after 10:00pm). He said even with a reservation you will have to wait so go next door to their bar, called Andy Wahloo, for a drink. We loved the bar and the restaurant. Food was AMAZING. Service was incredible. They went over the whole menu for us in English without us even asking and were so friendly. Great atmosphere.

We ordered:
404 Cocktail (like a mojito but better), bottle white wine
Soupe Harira
Briouat de Poulet Safrone
Tanjine de Poulet aux Poires
Couscous aux 7 Legumes
Dessert – crepe thing with nuts and fruit with cinnamon and sugar

SO good!

Also - lunch at Hotel Costes is a must. Tres chic and tasty too.

Joyce said...

Have a wondeful time! I can't wait to read all about it.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh God! I'm totally jealous! There are so many places in Paris I'd like to enjoy again... Wish you the best trip ever!

marc said...

From the photo, I see you already know about Ladurée. You should also absolutely try the macarons (or anything else) from Pierre Hermé (the rock star of all pastry chefs). It's on rue Bonaparte right by Saint Sulpice.
Another spot for sweets is Patrick Roger chocolates (on Boulevard Saint Germain, I think.--just google them). Roger won best chocolate in France, 2007 and is making me question my unwavering loyalty to Michel Cluizel.

Finally, for the nose...the Guerlain boutique on the Champs-Elysées makes Sephora (next door) look like KFC. Go upstairs and have them spray huge black ostrich feather fans with perfume and close your eyes as they fan you.

SHILL said...

iam jealous,hope you have the most amazing trip!!!cant wait till you blog about this :)

Laura said...

Le Relais de L'Entrecot--in the 6th-20 rue Sain Benoit--delicious for steak and fries!

have a wonderful trip

{michelle} said...

Oh my gosh, have a wonderful time, so jealous! I wish I was there right now. ENJOY!

Astrid said...

If you are coming to Munich and like to drink a coffee and shop at a very special place you should go to the "Marais" in Parkstrasse 2 in the area of the "Westend". It used to be a very traditional shop to buy socks, underwear, threads,...When the owner died some years ago three nice women took it over. They didn't change much of the interieur and still sell some of the old stock of the shop. But they added some very nice crafts and founds from the fleamarket and opened a little cafè in it as well. So it is a very, very beautiful place in my opinion!!
Astrid

Tilda B. Hervé said...

enjoy your time in paris!

LUCY said...

ENJOY,ENJOY, ENJOY, I LOVE EUROPE! PARIS AND BAVARIA ARE DELIGHTFUL, I'M SURE YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME! THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND IT'S SO CHARMING OVER THERE, JUST TELL YOURSELF YOU WILL BE BACK, SO YOU WON'T STRESS ABOUT TRYING TO SEE EVERTHING IN JUST ONE TRIP!
AUF WIEDERSEHEN

she planted a tree said...

MMm I hope you are having a splendid time.

nikole said...

oh, happy belated trip!

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