Paris has many reasons to be visited, but in this post I give clues so that you enjoy my ten recommendations for travel to Paris, that are going to end up with a cake of chocolate and beetroot gluten-free dessert that you're going to suck fingers, you will see. Paris is a city that you won't see full in years. There is always something new to do, no matter how many times you've visited, and obviously must be prioritized when we visit it for the first time. These are my recommendations for getting good around the city, with some tracks of what you should see Yes or Yes.
The first thing is to travel to the city. There are thousand options to travel to Paris, which boasts high speed train from Barcelona, and with three airports they fly that airline from many Spanish cities:
Paris Orly Soud and Ouest -19 km from the city but is difficult to reach by train there is no direct connection. You have to take the Orlyval, which connects the terminal with Antony train station South. From there, take a train to the Centre of Paris for €12.05. The bus costs €12,50 to Montparnasse.
Paris Charles de Gaulle -It is the airport which has more global connections, so it is huge and has several terminals (to Miss). It is 23 km from Paris. It is possible to take the train (RER) from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and arrive at the station Notre Dame (€10 per person per trip). It is also the bus option for €17,5 up to Gare de Lyon.
Beauvais - it is the smallest of the three and is 80 km away from the city. The bus is more expensive than the train (€16 costs the bus), but is more comfortable and faster.
But if we want a quick, easy and hassle-free transfer and door to door, another of my ten recommendations for travel to Paris is the taxi. The trick to not die in the attempt and to book it in advance through, for example, Le Cab, a very easy to use (in English and French) web and in which we can obtain a budget before booking the pickup and destination address. The trip for 4 people from Orly out of about €40, i.e. 10 door to door and without complications. The taxi driver waiting for us on arrival with our name and is already. Easy, simple and very comfortable. Remember that if you go with three or four people it comes out cheaper than the train or the bus. Ask for vehicles for groups (up to six in the same car)
Once in Paris, there to walk, walk and walk. Best to take the pulse of this wonderful city is to spend time, but I recognise that we don't always have it. Paris is a big city and there are journeys that should be made by public transport to make good use of the stay. The best is to combine metro with walks: another one of my recommendations is that go to foot part of the day, but that for greater journeys you move by metro. It works very well and is the cheapest option. Best to get a carnet of 10 trips and buy more as we use them. For a day card costs €12.30 and for two €20 when normal will be not be used more than two or three times a day, so it comes out much better to buy a package of 10 trips (€7.80) that you can use between people who want to.
Another imperative that we can not go out in Paris is to take the Bateau-Moouche. Give us a boat ride on the Seine is unique and we will remember all the life. The River will give us also a completely different view of the city, a panoramic view on each side of the Bank, and that will help us to regain strength in the middle of the day. There are many options, including night tour with dinner (not worth nothing), but my recommendation if it is the first time that you take advantage of day, in the middle of the day when you're tired of walking. They are caught in the soul bridge (Pont de L'alma, €13.50)
To give you my favorite places in the city you would write several more posts (or almost a book). There are plenty written about the French capital is more known, but if you've never been, and no matter you repeat, to my I never fails to visit the Tuileries Gardens prior to the Louvre, to explore the Latin quarter (Quartier Latin) with the majestic Notre Dame, admire the Vosges square (Place des Vosges) and take your "une follie' in the Patisserie des Reves of Phillippe Conticini path of the of the Eiffel Tower.
To finish the ten recommendations for travel to Paris, we go with some culinary tracks, some exceptional hand of my dear friend Coco referred to them as anyone. OS dejo three references of restaurants where, without fanfare or tightening too much pocket (something that happens very often when there), you can stay with very good taste when it comes to eating:
Schwartz completo Deli -you have several restaurants around the city, but my I love having in Le Marais. Get ready to wait in line to take you the best snacks for pastrami you've tasted in your life. French fries to die and all in an environment that will make you not want to get up from the Chair. Cheerful and very informal and super good price (about €25 which for Paris is phenomenal).
Au Petit Sud Ouest - my best site of Paris to eat duck. You meterás in your atmosphere just arrive, and think... here you eat well. Your duck breast with potato and mushrooms and his confit of Cañar (duck thigh) are irresistible. The foie gras can't miss and asks for the Red House which is not bad for the price. Dessert, its thin apple pie will make you touch the sky with your fingers. Essential book
Le Casse-Noix – near the Eiffel Tower is one of those bistros of French and market cuisine in which even today many French people are seen eating and dining, is authentic. It has a closed menu in which to choose between 3 first options, 3th of a second and a couple of desserts but it is a menu that varies almost daily and where the elaboration is almost more important than the product.
And after these ten recommendations for travel to Paris, we go to recetear a cake of chocolate and beetroot gluten that you won't forget. Baking them used moulds of Lékué that I love them because they are easy to use and are also used for the microwave.
For chocolate and beetroot gluten-free cake
- 300g beetroot purée
- 350 g of dark chocolate chopped 70%
- 185 g butter diced
- 6 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 250 g brown sugar
- 100 g of powdered hazelnuts (put the hazelnuts in a grinder or food processor and grind until you get a meal. To achieve this the hazelnuts will be frozen since otherwise what you get will be a paste and not a powder)
- 1 teaspoon of pure cocoa powder
For the candied beets
- 330 g of icing sugar
- 250 ml of water
- 200 g of sugar beets cut into very thin slices
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
For the cream
- 360 g of liquid cream with at least one 33% fat
- 2 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. the first thing we will do to make our cake of chocolate and sugar beet without gluten, is put the beets cut into cubes in a saucepan and cover with water. Let Cook for at least 45 minutes until the beets are tender. Save 3 tablespoons of juice and strain the beets. Using an electric mixer blend by adding tablespoons of liquid have been cooked, up to a fine puree.
2. heat the oven to 160 ° and prepare a 22 cm round mold put a baking in the background paper.
3. melt the chocolate with the butter. We can do it in the microwave at 30-second intervals.
4. in a bowl, mix the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and powdered hazelnuts. Mix well and add the melted chocolate and beet puree. Now we have the mass of nuestroPastel of chocolate and beetroot without gluten. Mix well and pour onto the mold with a paper covering aluminum finish...
5 Cook for one hour and 10 minutes until the edges appear cooked but the Center is soft. Remove from the oven and remove the aluminum foil. Let stand awhile and let cool in the refrigerator at least 3 hours.
6 while chocolate and beetroot gluten-free cake is in the oven cook the slices of beet. To do so, Cook the sugar in the water and the juice of lemon to fire medium until the sugar has dissolved. Add the beets and Cook 20 minutes, until the beet wheels are nearly transparent and syrup has thickened enough. Cover a baking tray with absorbent kitchen paper and with the help of two forks, remove the slices of beet well drain the syrup and let them on the rack until completely cool. Reserve syrup.
7. Mount the cream with ingredients until firm peaks form.
8. once the cake is cool to put it on a plate. Sprinkle with cocoa powder on top. Cover the Center with whipped cream and garnish with candied beets. Using a spoon, drop some syrup over the cake.
Tips and Tricks
- Cut the thin slices of beet with help of a mandolin or potato peeler
- If you prefer you can use powdered almonds or almond flour
- Preparation time: 2 hours longer for cooling
- Difficulty: medium
- Servings: 10