The amazing Bank holiday weekend now seems like something of the distant past, but was only just over a week ago. The weather was gorgeous (fair enough to say it was boiling!) and was the best we have seen it in a long time. I was lucky enough to spend the bank holiday weekend in Paris, which was amazing as it is on my list of top 5 cities to travel to. The diverse culture that Paris has to offer is one of the top reasons why I love the city; this is a reminder of my home city of London and is one of the most amazing things about living here. No matter how many times you travel to Paris, there is an abundance of things to do around the city; you will always find something new.
The trip was a last minute girl’s trip planned by my lovely mum, and I have to say she did incredibly well planning the trip just 2 days before. We stayed at the quaint boutique Phileas Hotel, in the 9th Arr area. I had not previously stayed in this area but I have to say it is somewhere I would love to stay again. The majority of the greatest Parisian landmarks are located close to river and the hotel is around a 15 min stroll to take in Paris at its finest, and at times when you’ve had too much to eat (or drink) the hotel is located next to the Gare St-Lazare metro station which is 4 stops from the Eiffel Tower.
The aim of the trip was to see what sights Paris had to offer in 3 days, which subsequently meant my mum dragging me around from morning to night with no breaks (but that’s okay love you mum). We visited the breathtaking landmarks of Paris including the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero and the Moulin Rouge. Whilst indulging just a bit too much in the amazing food Paris has to offer. If you’ve been to anywhere in France, you will know what I mean; the food tastes fresh and full of flavour. Restaurant Garnier was great for the evening with a lovely outdoor sitting area, and was busy with a lively ambience; I enjoyed the roast lamb with parsnip puree and spinach. If you’re looking for somewhere to pick up a light lunch the La rotonde brassiere has a great selection of salads, I had the salmon with greens beans and sundried tomatoes which was gorgeous. The restaurant is located directly opposite the Eglise de la Trinite.
The trip was amazing and it was great just to get away and experience the culture. I can ensure you this won’t be the last Paris blog to feature here.
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