Cliched as it is, you can't say that you've been to Paris until you've sprawled out on the Champ de Mars and watched the city's most iconic monument sparkle with the stars. If you're worried that your only company on the grass will be other tourists who are busy producing a light show of their own with camera flashes, you're slightly mistaken. Parisian couples, families, and pensive individuals all find their way to the Tower at some point in the night. Wouldn't you as well, if you had such a sight in your backyard?
We think that Trabblrs will have fun sharing travel stories and Paris adventures at a pot-luck picnic on the best ground in town. There are a number of amazing cheese shops, bakeries, wine shops, and patisseries all close by to the Tower, making it convenient to both stock up and make last-minute purchases. All you have to do is coordinate who's bringing what in the Comments section below!
Here are some recommendations for food supplies near the Tower:
- Wine: Nicolas Bosquet, a wine shop that has been around since 1901.
- Bread: Poilâne, a bakery that may just be the best in Paris.
- Cheese: Marie-Anne Cantin, a fromagerie with a huge collection of cheeses from all over France.
- Chocolates and Macarons: Gregory Renard, the one on Rue Saint-Dominique.
Meeting point: Outside Nicolas Bosquet. It is located on 34 Avenue Bosquet and the closest Metro stop is École Militaire on the M8 Line.
Leaders, the Eiffel Tower's light show begins at dusk and occurs every hour, on the hour, until 1am. Please note that the wine shop closes at 8:30pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. It's closed on Mondays.