After all the festivities over the last week, it is time to get back to PARIS. If you didn’t catch the first part of this blog, then you can see it here.
I have also created a vlog over on YouTube of our weekend away, you can watch it here.
We started our Sunday off in true Parisian style! A relaxed morning in bed with a gorgeous breakfast to follow. I had seen lots of buzz about a cafe called Café de Flore and it also looked beautiful. I did my research and we headed off for breakfast. If you are ever in Paris then I really recommend this place. It is located on Boulevard Saint-Germain, which is right next to the Metro Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4).
After a heavenly breakfast we took a peek at another restaurant that I had been lusting over on Instagram… this one slightly more pricey. Ralph’s is the Ralph Lauren cafe and it is dreamy! I would really recommend this place if you have a special occasion or perhaps just pop in for coffee in between sight seeing or shopping! The shops in this area are incredible, so take your purse… or his wallet 😉
After a lazy morning, it was time to burn off the brunch and do more exploring. We walked down by the river for probably about 2 miles, taking in all the culture and looking at the art that is displayed for tourists. VOGUE covers, CHANEL posters… all beautifully presented and chic!
On the the Notre Dame next, something that we had done previously but wanted to visit again. There was a service taking place when we entered and it made the experience even better.
We took a late lunch at the same place we visited last year because we loved it so much, we actually had the same waiter too. The restaurant was called Maison Panis, and it is right next to the Notre Dame, so great spot to stop if you too are being a tourist.
Centre Pompidou was next on the agenda as Ed really wanted to visit there. Centre Pompidou is an inside out museum. It was quite interesting and I loved the library there, but I wouldn’t put it on my list of musts.
*TRAINERS ARE EXTRMELY COMFY TO WALK IN – TRIED AND TESTED*
With not long left we took a stroll to do a little more Christmas shopping. This time we headed to Le BHV Marais, where we collected the last on our lists. Our train was at 7pm, so we headed back to Gare du Nord but not without stopping for a Nutella crêpe!!!
Unfortunately there were big delays at the station due to a fatality on the tracks. I had never seen so many people crowed in such a small space before. The fatality had happened at 3pm and it was now 7pm and still no trains had left the station. Luckily the Eurostar has a separate platform, so that was a little better but it was still extremely busy.
As always, Eurostar were extremely good and kept us updated, we also received money off for our delayed journey. I was really impressed with this due to it not actually being their fault.
Other than the delays, this was another trip of a lifetime and I can’t recommend Paris enough!