Top Tips For Prize Destination: Paris

Posted: September 2023

Cole Blake, NDL Group’s MD, recently took a trip to the city of lights with his family but having been many times over the years and visited the mandatory tourist attractions (several times) he was keen to make this trip stand out.

As it was the first visit for his teenage daughters who happened to be avid ‘Emily in Paris’ fans, they used this to create a themed plan for their 2-night break.  Here’s what they managed to fit into their whirlwind visit:

Eiffel Tower: No matter how many times you’ve visited the Eiffel Tower the view and experience is a must – especially if you’re taking first timers to the city. Climb the stairs and enjoy a glass of bubbly when you reach the top. And of course, this is where Emily and Sylvie are ambushed by Madeline!

Love Lock Bridge / Pont des Arts: From the Eiffel Tower take a short walk east along the Seine and make your way to Love Lock Bridge / Pont des Arts. Don’t worry if you forget to pack a padlock (or pen) there’s plenty being sold nearby.

Sacré-Cœur: The view over the city is breath-taking from Sacré-Cœur – no wonder Emily tried to convince Gabrielle to propose from here. While you’re here, check out Montmartre and Place de Tertre for some lovely and affordable restaurants (we always eat at Le Mere Catherine) and get your portrait drawn by a local artist.

Musée d’Orsay: If you’re trying to persuade your kids to take in a bit of culture Musée d’Orsay is a good choice… it doesn’t feel stuffy and there’s lots to see including work from Monet, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. Don’t forget to get your picture under the big clock and it’s of course, where Camille and Gabriel get engaged.

Jardin du Palais Royal: A short walk from the Louvre is the picturesque Jardin du Palais Royal – you’ll recognise this as it’s used lots by the E in P location team… and it’s easy to see why.

Savoir Offices: Not far from these beautiful gardens you’ll find the tall door and building of the Savoir offices… and next door the Bistrot Valois where they have an E in P cocktail (and mocktail) – you’ll be gasping for this by this point!

Terra Nera: Be organised and book up Terra Nera for dinner – this is the actual front for Gabriel’s restaurant. Be warned the inside is nothing like the restaurant in the series but the food is rustic northern Italian and delicious. The restaurant owner is great fun too – calling himself ‘Papa Gabriel’.

Emily’s Apartment: Next to the restaurant is Emily’s apartment and setting for Emily’s birthday meal – another easy WIN photo opportunity.


– Don’t be afraid to use the metro. Uber is very easy too, but the Metro is quick, easy and cost effective.

– Staying in a hotel near the Gare du Nord is a good shout so you can drop luggage off easily on arrival.

– Save some money by going room only – the café culture is amazing in Paris for a croissant, omelette or pain au chocolat for brekkie.

– If you really want to treat yourself and have lunch with a view – check out Brasserie du Louvre, try their triple stack club sandwich, order yourself a Negroni and watch the world go by.

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