A City Break: Weekend Trip to Paris Part 1

8 Nov 2015

With its beautiful architecture and grand monuments, it's no wonder Paris is the most romantic city in the world and I definitely fell in love with it. It's much closer than you think too, with just a hop on the Eurostar and I'm there within a couple of hours, snacking on Madeleines and skipping down The Champs-Élysées!

I've been to Paris before, taking day trips with the family when I was much younger, but at that age I never really appreciated the sights and the city of Paris. (I was just interested in getting to Disneyland Paris naturally!)

So this time around I visited Paris one weekend in October with Tom, armed with our cameras and a list of places to see and restaurants to enjoy. This weekend was all about visiting the sights all over again, seeing a few spots we haven't seen before and getting a real taste of Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is always a must and this view is a classic from Champ de Mars.
A stroll through Jardin des Tuileries on this glorious day was such a treat.

Top, skirt, ankle boots - Topshop. Jacket - Whistles. 

The Arc de Triomphe is another must see in Paris. I'm gutted we didn't have time to get to the top of it. The Instagrams I've seen from the top look amazing! Check out this one for instance. Actually just scroll through all the Paris snaps by Beautifuladieu because they're all stunning.

I had to see Laduree on Champs Elysées for myself and yes, the queue was out the door! So unfortunately, no macarons from this boutique for me but just look at those details. (Don't worry I didn't go home empty handed as I picked up a box from another Laduree boutique)

Ah The Lourve, home to the world famous Mona Lisa, a definite must see if you haven't already. We strolled by this area a couple of times, as our hotel was just round the corner, and I'd highly recommend to try and get your tickets in advance. At 10am on a Sunday, the queue was already quite crazy!

Top - Topshop, Skirt - Asos, shoes - Office

Dinner was a delicious 3 course meal at Le Bon Saint Pourçain, a cosy bistro with very friendly service. We actually stumbled upon this little place by accidentally and luckily got the last table in the restaurant at 8pm on a Saturday evening! The menu was only in French so unfortunately, I cannot actually tell you in detail what we had for dinner but in a nutshell we had carpaccio, lamb and a chocolate mousse.

Keep an eye out for Part 2 of my Weekend Trip to Paris coming soon. (I had too many photos for just one post!) A little sneak peek for you, part 2 features macarons, an Autumnal stroll and the best cappuccino I've ever had.

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