Monday, October 27, 2014

Things to do in Paris



I just got back from a weekend away in Paris and couldn't wait to share some photos with you all. Paris is a beautiful City with amazing wine and food. What more do I need to say?

Just a heads up that this post will be quite photo heavy but I hope you don't mind as there are some stunning sights that I visited whilst I was over there.

My friend and I stayed in a hotel called Secret de Paris, it was on a deal on lastminute.com and the hotel is stunning. It has less than 30 rooms but it was only a few minute walk away from Place de Clichy metro station which we realised was quite close to Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. The staff were friendly and we were recommended two amazing restaurants on both evenings by them.

If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll love Le Coq – it’s a swanky restaurant just opposite the Eiffel Tower, right by Trocadero station. Me and my friend went there after a cruise along the Seine and the food was delicious. This restaurant is definitely on the pricier side (around 50 Euros each) but it was worth it for an experience of real French food.

The other restaurant was called Chez Toinette – it’s hidden down a little street off the main road where the Moulin Rouge is and at first, it feels like you’re walking into someone’s front room, it’s that small! But the food was so delicious, a real homemade food kind of feeling. The staff were so friendly and made you feel welcome. This one was slightly cheaper but still around 40 Euros each.

I don’t know about you, but I could live off of French food and drink good wine. If anyone knows of any nice French restaurants in London, please let me know!

A few tips that I learnt whilst travelling in Paris:

·        Get the EuroStar! We decided to fly to Paris as it was the cheaper option, but ended up wasting a lot of time getting into the City when we got to the airport. It took about 40 minutes by train to get to Gare de Nord and from there, we had to take the Metro. It felt like a struggle with all our luggage!
·        Buy the 10 Metro passes for 13 Euros. This is so much easier, each ticket can be used unlimited amount of times for an hour.
·        Download the TripAdvisor App onto your phone and download the Paris Map, this can be used without any 3G which is so much handier than opening up a A2 sized map in the middle of the street!


I hope you found those tips useful… I’ll leave you with some photos that I took whilst I was there.

As we both hadn't been to Paris before, we went full on with the touristy attractions! I'd like to visit the hidden sights of Paris next time I go... Where would you recommend? 

Love,

Chelsea. 





















4 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like you had a lovely time in Paris! Great pictures :) x

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog :) I had a great time there, amazing city! x

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  2. Stunning photos! Paris is one of my favourite cities, so stunning. I love the pic you took in the Galleries Lafayette, what a building! Really makes me want to go back for a visit. xx

    Sarah | seriouslyshallow.co.uk

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    1. Ah you know Paris well! It's amazing in there and there are so many beauty brands too but not enough time. Next time! :) x

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