What better way to end the summer and re-set the clocks than a well-timed trip to Paris? September and October are two of the best months to spend in the city of light. The tourist crowds are gone and the Parisian’s reclaim their territory with proprietary. The best way to approach is on foot, and slowly, as Paris yields its best secrets to those who are willing to take their time and wander. A good place to start is along the River Seine, so why not in the middle at Ile St. Louis…with ice cream from Le Flore en L’Isle. From this picturesque spot you can map out your days and meals in the Marais, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, the Louvre, the Palais Royal, along the left bank and down the Champs-Elysées. Don’t try to do it all at once as each arrondissement has its own unique characteristics and specialties be it a flower or flea market, fashion, art, books, gardens, architecture or macaroons – each one to be lovingly savored.
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