Help make my wife's birthday in Paris awesome?
January 11, 2011 1:08 PM Subscribe
Help make my wife's 30th birthday in Paris awesome?
posted by qnarf to travel & transportation around Paris, France (19 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Long time lurker, first time asker. My lovely wife is turning 30 in February and we're celebrating by taking a trip to Paris. Exciting! We have most of the vacation planned, but I'd like to make the actual day of her birth The Awesomest Day Ever In Paris (on a non-profit employee's budget). Problem? This is our first time in Paris, so I'm a little stumped. Specifics in terms of where to eat, what to do, what areas might be romantic or lovely, especially if off the beaten path a bit, all of that would be terrific.
Some potentially relevant data:
-Her birthday falls on our second full day in Paris, a Monday. We'll be staying in the city for several days after, which long enough, I think, to get in all the Louvre-visiting, and Catacombs-poking tourism done that we'd like. In other words, if there's some touristy activity involved, that's ok, but it needent be the focus of the day.
-She eats fish but no other meat. I'm a veggie, but have no qualms going to an awesome fish place if there's something I can nosh.
-I'm figuring a budget for the day of around 500ish USD, which I'd like to include all meals, including a romantic dinner.
-She enjoys partner dancing, but not clubs.
-She's isn't particularly into shopping.
-She is into some of the food stuffs that Paris is known for (breads, cheese, wine, chocolate, coffee).
-We like to explore cities by foot.
-We both speak a bit of French (we live in NYC), but not a whole lot.
-We both like music, and lately she's been pretty into Martha Wainwright's covers of Edith Piaf, which seems like it should imply... something?
I hope this isn't too frustratingly open ended, but, as I said, I've never been to Paris before, and I'd love to know more about what you found awesome and wonderful in a 'best day ever' kind of way.
Thanks so much for any help you can offer!