• ANNA'S GUIDE TO
    PARIS FOR TWO

Meet our photographer, Anna. 

We've been so lucky to have Anna join us in Paris several times to capture the memories made on our tours and the beauty of this city – she is truly Fat Tire Tours' photography golden girl! Bringing her husband along to the City of Light, these two love to enjoy all that Paris has to offer when she's not out on our tours snapping photos of our smiling customers. From food to parks to museums, over the years they have gathered some their favorite ways to enjoy Paris together. 

WHAT TO SEE

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché was the first EVER department store and continues to be the place that Parisians do their shopping. It's a foodies dream, and a fashionistas paradise. Since the shopping requires $$$, I'm suggesting this for the grocery section. It's really fun to browse through the food section and wine gallery.

 

Rue Cler

The options are endless on this flourishing and charming cobblestone street. Rue Cler is one of the best-known and well-regarded market streets for food shopping. From specialty food stores, cheese shops, chocolate shops, cafés, patisseries, to butchers and more. This street is a great Sunday morning activity as it is surprisingly open. It's worth visiting for the colorful produce options alone.

Champ de Mars

All of Paris is covered with perfect picnic locations but the Champ de Mars is a crowd favorite because of the view. Located in front of the Eiffel Tower making it awfully convenient to sip your wine à la Eiffel Tower sparkle! Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is illuminated and sparkles for 5 minutes every hour on the hour. It's the magical moment you traveled to Paris for.

 

Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is a lovely spot located in the heart of the city between the Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde. There are plenty of benches and quintessential green chairs to sit in the sunshine and relax together.

Musée d' Orsay

My favorite museum because of the amount of Impressionist artwork and it never seems to be overcrowded. You can see amazing artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, Pissaro and Degas. Formerly an old Paris train station, the building itself is worth the visit. 

WHAT TO DO

Jardin du Luxembourg

Located in the 6th arrondissmenet of Paris, this garden is an oasis for epic picnics and relaxation. Or if you are an active couple, this is the ideal place for a jog. Other romantic ideas would be to stroll the gardens with an ice cream cone or sit on a bench and people watch together.

 

Paris Night Bike Tour

Here is the line-up for the evening... Bike through the Latin Quarter and witness the best nightlife in town. Ride around the Île de la Cité, along the river and enjoy ice cream at Berthillon (the most famous ice cream shop in Paris). Cross over the picnic-filled Pont des Arts bridge and enjoy the sunset over the Paris rooftops. See the Louvre as never before and relax onboard a boat cruise on the Seine. Did I mention free wine is provided on the boat? 

Monet's Garden Bike Tour

We love this tour for a couple reasons. First, Giverny is an adorable town that gives you a totally different experience in France than Paris - that small town charm is abound in Giverny. Shopping in the market or in the cute little shops for your picnic is a blast. The bike takes you along the beautiful countryside, and there's not one moment that isn't filled with stunning scenery. When you get to Monet's Garden, it's a bit mind blowing because it looks exactly as it does in those paintings. It's a bit of a 'pinch yourself' moment to walk through those gardens and experience those landscapes you've seen so often over the years come to life.

Picnics

Nothing better really. We LOVE to eat, so being able to go grab all of our favorite things (baguettes, pastries, fruit, cheese, wine) and sit in a beautiful garden, or on the Champ de Mars to nosh and relax is a true treat. People love to picnic in Paris, so you won't be alone. It's a fantastic time to people watch and really take in your surroundings! And, it's just fun! Be on your own schedule and eat only what you love and take it all in.

 

Paris Markets

I love to shop, and I love a bargain. Shopping for food is at the top of my list. Even if you're not buying, just exploring the scene is fun - the bins and bins of spices, the fresh seafood, the bright and beautiful produce, the flowers you can smell before you even arrive and the market personalities is always a favorite of mine. If the food doesn't appeal to you, at most of the markets you can find little Parisian treats like tableware, accessories, shoes, etc. I could walk the markets for hours just exploring!  

 

Paris Cafés

I feel like you haven't really had a true Parisian experience until you sit at a café, drinking coffee or maybe wine :), watching the passersby on the sidewalks of Paris. Two classic Parisian café experiences are at Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. You can just imagine this café looking exactly the same decades ago. Time sort of stands still in these little cafés, and that's one of my favorite things about them.

WHAT TO EAT

Berthillon

We fell in love with this ice cream on the Night Bike Tour. We kept going back for this delicious evening treat over and over and will continue to do so! Grab a cone and walk along the seine at night to take in the lights of the city.

Pierre Hermé

The best macarons in the world. Hands down. I love the passion fruit/chocolate variety or the olive oil. The cookie is soft with the perfect amount of crunch and the fillings are to die for. It's seriously the best. Don't even think of going anywhere else!

 

Pain Au Chocolat

A croissant filled with chocolate is just one of life's greatest treats. If you can't tell yet, I've got a bit of a sweet tooth. Any excuse to eat chocolate before noon is a win in my book. I love to start my day in Paris with a Pain au Chocolat and a coffee. Breakfast of champions!

 

L'As du Fallafel

When you think of Parisian food, you probably don't think of falafel but I can assure you this place is worth the trip. Located in the heart of the Marais, L'As du Fallafel is a great break from the Paris restaurant prices. There are 2 lines - one for takeaway, and the other to dine inside. We suggest to schedule this meal for when you just want to grab and go, so hop in the takeaway line and order the loaded falafel for €6. Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Verjus

This is the perfect dinner spot for a date as it is very romantic and intimate. Dining here consists of a 5-6 course-tasting menu but have no fear because each plate is deliciously unique. Come early or stay late because you don't want to miss the wine bar in the basement! And I recommend making reservations in advance on their website. Address: 47 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France 

 

Hero

Again, eating Korean Fried Chicken isn't something I normally think of when I think of eating out in Paris. This ultra hip restaurant has an incredibly cool vibe, delicious cocktails (affectionately named after some of my favorite hip hop moments) and the best pork buns and fried chicken I may have ever had. I'll be dreaming about the place every day until I get to go back!

WHAT TO SEE

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché was the first EVER department store and continues to be the place that Parisians do their shopping. It's a foodies dream, and a fashionistas paradise. Since the shopping requires $$$, I'm suggesting this for the grocery section. It's really fun to browse through the food section and wine gallery.

 

Rue Cler

The options are endless on this flourishing and charming cobblestone street. Rue Cler is one of the best-known and well-regarded market streets for food shopping. From specialty food stores, cheese shops, chocolate shops, cafés, patisseries, to butchers and more. This street is a great Sunday morning activity as it is surprisingly open. It's worth visiting for the colorful produce options alone.

Champ de Mars

All of Paris is covered with perfect picnic locations but the Champ de Mars is a crowd favorite because of the view. Located in front of the Eiffel Tower making it awfully convenient to sip your wine à la Eiffel Tower sparkle! Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is illuminated and sparkles for 5 minutes every hour on the hour. It's the magical moment you traveled to Paris for.

 

Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is a lovely spot located in the heart of the city between the Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde. There are plenty of benches and quintessential green chairs to sit in the sunshine and relax together.

Musée d' Orsay

My favorite museum because of the amount of Impressionist artwork and it never seems to be overcrowded. You can see amazing artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, Pissaro and Degas. Formerly an old Paris train station, the building itself is worth the visit. 

WHAT TO DO

Jardin du Luxembourg

Located in the 6th arrondissmenet of Paris, this garden is an oasis for epic picnics and relaxation. Or if you are an active couple, this is the ideal place for a jog. Other romantic ideas would be to stroll the gardens with an ice cream cone or sit on a bench and people watch together.

 

Paris Night Bike Tour

Here is the line-up for the evening... Bike through the Latin Quarter and witness the best nightlife in town. Ride around the Île de la Cité, along the river and enjoy ice cream at Berthillon (the most famous ice cream shop in Paris). Cross over the picnic-filled Pont des Arts bridge and enjoy the sunset over the Paris rooftops. See the Louvre as never before and relax onboard a boat cruise on the Seine. Did I mention free wine is provided on the boat? 

Monet's Garden Bike Tour

We love this tour for a couple reasons. First, Giverny is an adorable town that gives you a totally different experience in France than Paris - that small town charm is abound in Giverny. Shopping in the market or in the cute little shops for your picnic is a blast. The bike takes you along the beautiful countryside, and there's not one moment that isn't filled with stunning scenery. When you get to Monet's Garden, it's a bit mind blowing because it looks exactly as it does in those paintings. It's a bit of a 'pinch yourself' moment to walk through those gardens and experience those landscapes you've seen so often over the years come to life.

Picnics

Nothing better really. We LOVE to eat, so being able to go grab all of our favorite things (baguettes, pastries, fruit, cheese, wine) and sit in a beautiful garden, or on the Champ de Mars to nosh and relax is a true treat. People love to picnic in Paris, so you won't be alone. It's a fantastic time to people watch and really take in your surroundings! And, it's just fun! Be on your own schedule and eat only what you love and take it all in.

 

Paris Markets

I love to shop, and I love a bargain. Shopping for food is at the top of my list. Even if you're not buying, just exploring the scene is fun - the bins and bins of spices, the fresh seafood, the bright and beautiful produce, the flowers you can smell before you even arrive and the market personalities is always a favorite of mine. If the food doesn't appeal to you, at most of the markets you can find little Parisian treats like tableware, accessories, shoes, etc. I could walk the markets for hours just exploring!  

 

Paris Cafés

I feel like you haven't really had a true Parisian experience until you sit at a café, drinking coffee or maybe wine :), watching the passersby on the sidewalks of Paris. Two classic Parisian café experiences are at Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. You can just imagine this café looking exactly the same decades ago. Time sort of stands still in these little cafés, and that's one of my favorite things about them.

WHAT TO EAT

Berthillon

We fell in love with this ice cream on the Night Bike Tour. We kept going back for this delicious evening treat over and over and will continue to do so! Grab a cone and walk along the seine at night to take in the lights of the city.

Pierre Hermé

The best macarons in the world. Hands down. I love the passion fruit/chocolate variety or the olive oil. The cookie is soft with the perfect amount of crunch and the fillings are to die for. It's seriously the best. Don't even think of going anywhere else!

 

Pain Au Chocolat

A croissant filled with chocolate is just one of life's greatest treats. If you can't tell yet, I've got a bit of a sweet tooth. Any excuse to eat chocolate before noon is a win in my book. I love to start my day in Paris with a Pain au Chocolat and a coffee. Breakfast of champions!

 

L'As du Fallafel

When you think of Parisian food, you probably don't think of falafel but I can assure you this place is worth the trip. Located in the heart of the Marais, L'As du Fallafel is a great break from the Paris restaurant prices. There are 2 lines - one for takeaway, and the other to dine inside. We suggest to schedule this meal for when you just want to grab and go, so hop in the takeaway line and order the loaded falafel for €6. Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Verjus

This is the perfect dinner spot for a date as it is very romantic and intimate. Dining here consists of a 5-6 course-tasting menu but have no fear because each plate is deliciously unique. Come early or stay late because you don't want to miss the wine bar in the basement! And I recommend making reservations in advance on their website. Address: 47 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France 

 

Hero

Again, eating Korean Fried Chicken isn't something I normally think of when I think of eating out in Paris. This ultra hip restaurant has an incredibly cool vibe, delicious cocktails (affectionately named after some of my favorite hip hop moments) and the best pork buns and fried chicken I may have ever had. I'll be dreaming about the place every day until I get to go back!

 

Meet our photographer, Anna. 

We've been so lucky to have Anna join us in Paris several times to capture the memories made on our tours and the beauty of this city – she is truly Fat Tire Tours' photography golden girl! Bringing her husband along to the City of Light, these two love to enjoy all that Paris has to offer when she's not out on our tours snapping photos of our smiling customers. From food to parks to museums, over the years they have gathered some their favorite ways to enjoy Paris together. 

WHAT TO SEE

Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché was the first EVER department store and continues to be the place that Parisians do their shopping. It's a foodies dream, and a fashionistas paradise. Since the shopping requires $$$, I'm suggesting this for the grocery section. It's really fun to browse through the food section and wine gallery.

 

Rue Cler

The options are endless on this flourishing and charming cobblestone street. Rue Cler is one of the best-known and well-regarded market streets for food shopping. From specialty food stores, cheese shops, chocolate shops, cafés, patisseries, to butchers and more. This street is a great Sunday morning activity as it is surprisingly open. It's worth visiting for the colorful produce options alone.

Champ de Mars

All of Paris is covered with perfect picnic locations but the Champ de Mars is a crowd favorite because of the view. Located in front of the Eiffel Tower making it awfully convenient to sip your wine à la Eiffel Tower sparkle! Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is illuminated and sparkles for 5 minutes every hour on the hour. It's the magical moment you traveled to Paris for.

 

Tuileries Garden

The Tuileries Garden is a lovely spot located in the heart of the city between the Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde. There are plenty of benches and quintessential green chairs to sit in the sunshine and relax together.

Musée d' Orsay

My favorite museum because of the amount of Impressionist artwork and it never seems to be overcrowded. You can see amazing artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, Pissaro and Degas. Formerly an old Paris train station, the building itself is worth the visit. 

WHAT TO DO

Jardin du Luxembourg

Located in the 6th arrondissmenet of Paris, this garden is an oasis for epic picnics and relaxation. Or if you are an active couple, this is the ideal place for a jog. Other romantic ideas would be to stroll the gardens with an ice cream cone or sit on a bench and people watch together.

 

Paris Night Bike Tour

Here is the line-up for the evening... Bike through the Latin Quarter and witness the best nightlife in town. Ride around the Île de la Cité, along the river and enjoy ice cream at Berthillon (the most famous ice cream shop in Paris). Cross over the picnic-filled Pont des Arts bridge and enjoy the sunset over the Paris rooftops. See the Louvre as never before and relax onboard a boat cruise on the Seine. Did I mention free wine is provided on the boat? 

Monet's Garden Bike Tour

We love this tour for a couple reasons. First, Giverny is an adorable town that gives you a totally different experience in France than Paris - that small town charm is abound in Giverny. Shopping in the market or in the cute little shops for your picnic is a blast. The bike takes you along the beautiful countryside, and there's not one moment that isn't filled with stunning scenery. When you get to Monet's Garden, it's a bit mind blowing because it looks exactly as it does in those paintings. It's a bit of a 'pinch yourself' moment to walk through those gardens and experience those landscapes you've seen so often over the years come to life.

Picnics

Nothing better really. We LOVE to eat, so being able to go grab all of our favorite things (baguettes, pastries, fruit, cheese, wine) and sit in a beautiful garden, or on the Champ de Mars to nosh and relax is a true treat. People love to picnic in Paris, so you won't be alone. It's a fantastic time to people watch and really take in your surroundings! And, it's just fun! Be on your own schedule and eat only what you love and take it all in.

 

Paris Markets

I love to shop, and I love a bargain. Shopping for food is at the top of my list. Even if you're not buying, just exploring the scene is fun - the bins and bins of spices, the fresh seafood, the bright and beautiful produce, the flowers you can smell before you even arrive and the market personalities is always a favorite of mine. If the food doesn't appeal to you, at most of the markets you can find little Parisian treats like tableware, accessories, shoes, etc. I could walk the markets for hours just exploring!  

 

Paris Cafés

I feel like you haven't really had a true Parisian experience until you sit at a café, drinking coffee or maybe wine :), watching the passersby on the sidewalks of Paris. Two classic Parisian café experiences are at Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. You can just imagine this café looking exactly the same decades ago. Time sort of stands still in these little cafés, and that's one of my favorite things about them.

WHAT TO EAT

Berthillon

We fell in love with this ice cream on the Night Bike Tour. We kept going back for this delicious evening treat over and over and will continue to do so! Grab a cone and walk along the seine at night to take in the lights of the city.

Pierre Hermé

The best macarons in the world. Hands down. I love the passion fruit/chocolate variety or the olive oil. The cookie is soft with the perfect amount of crunch and the fillings are to die for. It's seriously the best. Don't even think of going anywhere else!

 

Pain Au Chocolat

A croissant filled with chocolate is just one of life's greatest treats. If you can't tell yet, I've got a bit of a sweet tooth. Any excuse to eat chocolate before noon is a win in my book. I love to start my day in Paris with a Pain au Chocolat and a coffee. Breakfast of champions!

 

L'As du Fallafel

When you think of Parisian food, you probably don't think of falafel but I can assure you this place is worth the trip. Located in the heart of the Marais, L'As du Fallafel is a great break from the Paris restaurant prices. There are 2 lines - one for takeaway, and the other to dine inside. We suggest to schedule this meal for when you just want to grab and go, so hop in the takeaway line and order the loaded falafel for €6. Address: 34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Verjus

This is the perfect dinner spot for a date as it is very romantic and intimate. Dining here consists of a 5-6 course-tasting menu but have no fear because each plate is deliciously unique. Come early or stay late because you don't want to miss the wine bar in the basement! And I recommend making reservations in advance on their website. Address: 47 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France 

 

Hero

Again, eating Korean Fried Chicken isn't something I normally think of when I think of eating out in Paris. This ultra hip restaurant has an incredibly cool vibe, delicious cocktails (affectionately named after some of my favorite hip hop moments) and the best pork buns and fried chicken I may have ever had. I'll be dreaming about the place every day until I get to go back!