My guide to a girl’s hen weekend in Paris
I often get contacted about what to do in Paris on an all girl’s weekend. So I decided to write about it for you all to read too!
Personally, I think it’s exiting and prudent to draft up a game plan that embraces the full spectrum of merrymaking while paying proper respect to your collective budget. Here are some ideas for crafting an itinerary for the ultimate weekend hen party in Paris that will take your gang from the bawdy can-can clubs in Moulin Rouge to stately private mansions you and the girls can celebrate in style!
DO: Make and confirm online reservations in advance so everything’s arranged and your gang can proceed with the FUN. For instance, website services like HostelBookers.com, even have a female travel page for accommodations at cool hostels in Paris and I like them a lot.
Breaking the Ice
Start the party off on an exotic note by spending Friday evening at Paris’ barrier-breaking burlesque shows and cabarets grouped together in districts like Pigalle where you have the ICONIC Moulin Rouge. Select one of the high-end establishments that serve a full dinner so your gang can bond while enjoying the hilarious, and often shocking, floor show. If you want to take a peek at Paris’ infamous Red Light District, it’s wise to hire a professional limousine to drive you around while you stay safe in the car… groups of girls are considered fair game in this reputedly wild environment.
Kicking Up Your Heels
After an evening of tantalizing debauchery, release your inner tomboys at one of the splendid theme parks in and around Paris. Take a VIP tour of Magical Kingdom at Disneyland Paris, explore the graphic novel world at Park Asterix or get a birds-eye view of all those classic French monuments, landmarks and castles you’re just dying to tick off that “must see” list — just on a slightly smaller scale at the France Miniature Park.
Sailing the Seine
After letting your hair down all day, it’s time to put it back up and shift into glamour mode for an action-packed Saturday night in Paris. Book an early-ish (6pm) River Seine dinner cruise to sail past iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre while relaxing around a delicious meal. As the sun sets, you’ll be treated to the thrill of seeing the outline of Paris illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. If you’re planning to hold your hen party during extreme weather months, however, it might be smart to charter one of the glass-enclosed boats.
Partying with Panache
As night falls, you can hit the town with minimal risk and maximum pleasure if you have arranged for a professional guide such as a pub crawl from new Paris tours to escort you and your lady friends to some of Paris’ hottest bars, nightclubs and cocktail lounges where the party gets real. For a single ticket price, your over-18 clique will be welcomed into the trendiest hot spots in Paris with assurance that your trained chauffer is watching over you and it’s his mission to return your party to your hotel safe and sound.
Luxuriating with Lunch
Conclude your whirlwind tour of Paris in style with a full-on Sunday Parisian brunch at the fabulous Musée Jacquemart-André art museum serving from 11am to 3pm on weekends. It’s the perfect excuse to don your frilliest frocks so you feel right at home in this stunning 18th century mansion surrounded by formal gardens and packed with artwork from masters like Rembrandt, Botticini and Perugino.
So ladies, no excuses, hen party (or not), your wild and artistic weekend is waiting right here in Paris!!!