Strolling through Paris

One of the best things about Paris is just strolling through the streets. You never know what amazing things you'll find!

Latin Quarter Paris France

We walked from Montmartre, down past the Palais Garnier Opéra House to the Centre Georges Pompidou, stopping for a falafel lunch and delicious sweet things in le Marais. If you're up for a walk, our trip was 8.5 kilometres (5.3 miles) and you can see our route on Google Maps here.

Flea market in Paris France

Along the way we saw amazing street art, old men playing trumpet as they walked through the streets, a flea market tucked away in some covered alleyways, and some of the most amazing food you can imagine!

We stopped to explore the Centre Georges Pompidou, feed the pigeons and people watch. The Pompidou Center itself is worth seeing just for the architecture and design, but it also houses a huge public library, and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the largest modern art museum in Europe!

Inside the Pompidou Center in Paris France

Inside the Pompidou Center Paris France

Feeding pigeons outside the Pompidou Center Paris France

Outside the Pompidou Center Paris France

The outside of the Pompidou Center Paris France

Next we moved onto le Marais for some shopping and to eat as much delicious food as we could manage. The Marais is a historic area, known as the 'aristocratic district' of Paris. It has a large Jewish community and is home to some pretty famous falafel.

I'd also recommend a visit to Maison Georges Larnicol for more chocolates and delicious macaroons than you'll know what to do with.

Maison Georges Larnicol Paris France

Sweet candy store in the Marias Paris France

And if you do nothing else in Paris you MUST make a visit to L'Éclair de génie! I recommend either the caramel beurre salé or champagne violet eclair.

l'eclair de genie paris france

Here's a little video of our discoveries: