Thursday, 6 September 2012

In which we return from Paris and I prove that I'm still alive.

You might be forgiven for thinking that DPB and I decided to stay in Paris forever and that I might never blog again, but luckily you'd be wrong (about the blogging bit. The Paris bit would be awesome).
I probably don't need to tell you that we had a good time.
We Had A GREAT Time.
Boy did we wear out some shoe leather and our greediness and need to pack in as much as is humanly possible knew no bounds.
Jardin du Luxembourg,  Jardin des Tuileries, Versailles, Notre Dame, Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tour, the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay...
the list goes on. 
And yes, we pretty much walked everywhere.
To counteract all of this exercise it was absolutely vital that we consumed at least 14000 calories a day, which is lucky, because that is pretty much what we did. 
I tried very hard not to take a picture of every single item I ate, but some did sneak under the radar.
Without further ado:

Champagne breakfast at St Pancras?
Don't mind if I do.
Beware of men with guidebooks...
I was forced to share these.
Bad idea.
Tea as it should be.
The Louvre.
Lauren has some great tips for visiting France and we followed her advice for our trip to the Louvre.
Hot chocolate and pastries at Angelina's.
I nearly died after drinking said hot chocolate.
Not for the diabetics amongst us.

The clock at the Musee d'Orsay
Notre Dame.
If you want to go up the tower, make sure you get there SUPER early.
The queues defeated us.
That would be the Mona Lisa.
Not exciting
(forgive me).
Shakespeare and Co.
The best restaurant we ate in, bar none.
Chez Paul.
We stayed at La Maison Favart, a beautiful boutique hotel with the most helpful and pleasant staff ever.

The hotel was in walking distance of so many must-see places and I can't recommend it more highly.
La Maison Favart
5, rue de Marivaux

The best place we ate was restaurant Chez Paul in the 11th arrondissement.
Fancy and swanky it is not, but the food is divine (lots of red meat, not really one for the vegetarians) and the wine was great.

The only bad thing about the holiday was that it had to end.
(Cheesy but true).
Things have been rather trying since our Parisian escapade, but I think I'm getting back on track, so bear with me.

A bientôt.
(I really must figure out how to use accents on this computer...)


Whitney Cosgrave said...

looks wonderful! I am going to be in Paris in November, I can't wait!!

Gesci said...

I did wonder if you'd thrown common sense to the wind and just stayed in Paris, but I'm glad you're back!!
The clock? I need to hear more. I have an obsession, you know. (Which is why it's KILLING me I won't get to tour Big Ben before I leave. How can we make this happen on the 2nd??)