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Monday, 26 January 2015

The Monday Piece - Paris January 2015

This week's Monday Piece is on my trip to Paris! My boyfriend surprised me on Christmas Day with the insane gift of a trip to off we went to explore the city for a weekend. We took the Eurostar, it was so simple and convenient, and arrived in Paris on Friday the 9th January - as i mentioned in a previous post we were there during the awful attacks, which wasn't ideal, though we tried not to focus on it and stayed vigilant and sensible during our stay. We stayed in a fab hotel 5 minutes from the Eiffel Tower and we could see it from our balcony so that was pretty cool! Friday afternoon we went out for coffee, then mooched around before heading to the Champs-Elysées which was lined with beautiful shops and restaurants, and of course walked up to the Arc de Triomphe to have a picture taken! We were keen on trying some traditional French food, as it's mega tasty, so stopped off at a restaurant in the centre of the Champs-Elysées where we ate snails and crème brulee which was delicious, then had a drink in a tiny bar around the corner where a pint costs 10 euro,,,nuts!

Saturday day we stopped off at a little brasserie for breakfast, again keeping it traditional with an omelette du fromage and a croque madame, and fresh coffee which was SO good! We then headed to The Louvre which i was super excited for, and saw the love lock bridge which was awesome - the Louvre building is absolutely incredible, and i could spend days in there taking it all in, and learning about the feast of historical artefacts and paintings - seeing the Mona Lisa was a special moment for me, definitely go if you ever get the chance, it's one of the most inspiring, fascinating places i've ever been!

Following this we walked to Notre Dame and spent a little time there, before hopping in a taxi to the Eiffel Tower, so exciting! We walked up the stairs to the top, best thigh workout everrr, but it was fun to do it and even more breathtaking when we got to see the views over Paris. The weather then went a little dodgy so we went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. Choosing or finding restaurants in Paris is so easy, every street is lined with eateries of all different cuisines, so there's something to suit all tastes. We found a fairly posh, sleek looking place not far from where we were staying, it was yummy and lovely though tiny portions so we ended up getting crisps and snacks on the way back to satisfy our tums...ha!

Sunday was our time to leave, before doing so we had some breakfast in a cafe and had some chill time before hopping on the Eurostar back to the UK! Paris is truly beautiful, amazing and inspiring - the people were charming, the buildings and architecture is unbelievably stunning, and the general culture and vibe is exciting, not to mention the romance in the air! I want to go back already...enjoy the snaps!

Ps. Thank you Nick, i loved it! Xx



  1. I love Paris! Those macaroons. <3

    Tara x

  2. Great post. Sounds like you really made the most of your visit. Hope you get to go again x

  3. oh my gosh, that's the sweetest gift ever!!!! i'd love to have a gift of a trip to paris, so lucky youu, Heidi. that's definitely a fun and amazing trip!!

    xo, Carla


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