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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

I Love Paris in the Springtime

You may have heard me casually tweet about Paris of late. "Yahh, just popping over to Parriieeee on the Eurostar next week to do a spot of shopping, dahhhhling" - that kind of thing. Heh heh.

Well the truth is, I AM just popping over to Paris on the Eurostar to do a bit of shopping! And a bit of sight seeing. And a touch of photo taking. And a spot of vin drinking, naturellement!

Myself and a friend decided that to get out of London for the day would be awesome - and to get out of the country for the day would be even better!

So we booked a day off work, booked ourselves on the Eurostar and made a list of all the things we want to do and see during the nine hours we have there. And our itinerary looks a little bit like this.....

1.  Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Sounds a bit morbid I know but I have been before and it really is one of the most beautiful places. I'm planning on taking  the Big Camera and am hoping for some good shots here. Jim Morrison is buried here, as is Chopin and Oscar Wilde and many others. If anyone else is heading to Paris anytime soon I would definitely recommend it.

2. A boat trip along the Seine, past Notre Dame up to the Eiffel Tower.

3. A fleeting visit to the Rodin Museum (Rodin is one of my favourite sculptors) and the Musee de l'Orangerie to admire Monet's Waterlillies.

4. A spot of window shopping along the Champs Elysees.

5. A Metro journey up to Pigalle and a wander through the flea markets of Montmartre up to Sacre Coeur.

If anyone can recommend any good restaurants, I will be mega grateful. Preferably ones that are slightly off the beaten track - but in one of the districts we will be visiting. (I might even send you a postcard to say thank you!)

I am ridiculously excited. R i d i c u l o u s l y. The weather forecast for the end of next week is in the early twenties and I am praying it stays like that for my visit.

I love Paris, always have. I first visited the City as an art student in the late 1990s and went back at least two or three times a year for the subsequent few years. It has now been nine years since I was last there and it has suddenly dawned on me how much I have missed it!

Eight more sleeps!!



  1. I'm going for a weekend break in August. I love Paris too, and will definitely take note of your suggestions.

  2. Georgina Charles29 March 2011 at 11:54

    Tell me everything as soon as you get back - thinking about a little trip over at the end of April. Pleas re-create the top picture, it's just so beautiul.

    You can tell me all about it over red wine and cheese. Au revoir mon petit pois x x x

  3. I went to Paris in Jan, I just love Paris...my favourite place in the world. Space in your suitcase for me?

  4. Sounds amazing! Have a brilliant time! Simon and I went to this restaurant last time we were there and it was very nice! http://www.fermettemarbeuf.com/

  5. Oh how i want to go to Paris!

    Lovely images!


  6. I loved walking around Pere-Lachaise too! There is a gorgeous little restaurant in Montmartre, near the vineyards at the corner of rue St-Vincent & rue des Saules, that of course I can't remember the name of. Still, if you find the vineyards, you'll walk right past.

    My friend Jessica just blogged about the best souffles in Paris here:


    Have a great time! x

  7. Thanks for all the comments you lovely people - I will defo take note of all your suggestions! This time next week I will be on the Eurostar... am a leeeetle bit excited! xx


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