Paris: A Love Story

Well the joys of living in England is the proximity to other European countries and that was proven last Thursday when a friend and I booked a last minute trip to Paris from Sunday to Tuesday Night. It was an amazing trip and my first time in Paris so all the major places were hit.

Day 1: We went to stare at the ceiling of Notre Dame and walked down the Left Bank towards St. Germain. Then we climbed the steps of Montmarte to Coeur Sacre finishing off with a nighttime stroll around the Eiffel Tower and pizza near by.  The pizza was sub par but after our 2.5 hr walk to the Eiffel Tower we would take anything that was open, and not much was! Thank goodness for the Uber that took us home.

Day 2: Made some new friends at the hostel we stayed at and all went to the Louvre (yes, I took a selfie with the Mona Lisa) Had dessert at Laduree on 16 Rue Royale and bought a few macarons for home. Then we all had dinner at an authentic French restaurant La Marine, everything was in French! good thing I worked at a french restaurant once and could decipher the menu! it was close to the canal at Gard du Nord and after we danced the night away at a local club.

Day 3: Started the day off with dessert first! Creme Brule at Cafe des Deux Moulins, that's the cafe Amelie works at in the film! mine had the perfect crack on top. Unfortunately, one of our new friends didn't have enough sugar on top and didn't have the same effect, but it still tasted delicious! Lunch/dinner was decided upon at the cafe, we strategized our plan of getting wine, cheese, bread, and all the other necessities to have a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. A quick pop into the neighbourhood grocery and bakery and we were set! 

Well there you have it. My first Parisian adventure and it was a success! Now that I've gotten some of the touristy things crossed off I will plan a more relaxed visit that probably involves some shopping. After all, I'll be back in February! 

p.s. I know that Laduree has some store in London, but seeing as I was going to Paris I thought it was only right to have a proper dessert in their cafe. It was delicious and an experience to say the least!

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