Sunday, 7 February 2016

Our Weekend in Paris, France

Day ONE:
 Our day started super early, around 4 am on Saturday, as our Eurostar train to Paris was at 6:15 am, and just like you would in an airport, we have to check in at least 45 minutes prior to departure. We came a tad bit earlier to get some breakfast.

As this was only a weekend trip, we had to make most of our time and the day was already fully planned. First stop was the hotel, literately to drop ours bags, as our train was delayed, so we couldn't chill for a even a little while as we had a table booked for lunch at Laudree, Bonaparte.
 As mentioned, the train delay had our schedule set back and we didn't want to rush lunch, we ended up taking an uber to the Eiffel Tower, as we had tickets for 2 pm. It wasn't our intention to eat again once we got up, but we came across the restaurant, we wanted just dessert but we had t have at least 2 courses, so a second lunch it was!

Of course throughout the day, we walked around and did typical tourist stuff - went to all the main spots, took lots of picture and did some souvenir shopping. After a while, we headed back to the hotel to rest, use the WiFi, uploaded picture some Facebook and Instagram.

For dinner we opted for a local restaurant opposite the hotel and of course, we had to try snails!

Day TWO:
As you can imagine the day we had, starting from 4 am until past midnight, we decided on a nice lay in and left just enough time to pack, get ready for check out time.

Luckily, as it was only a short break, we didn't have much to bring and carry, so we were happy to bring our stuff around without last few adventures in Paris.

Before we headed to get some food, we had to buy a padlock and place our mark amongst all the other love birds on the bridge (although not the original).

Once we had that moment and walked across the bridges, we found a cute little empty cafe that offered a brunch menu we couldn't refuse.

After our meal, we had our last strolls around the area, before jumping on the train towards the station where we had to catch our Eurostar train back to London.

Background story:

This trip was a surprise from Jessica to James as his birthday present. Eurostar tickets were purchased 5 months prior, so Jessica managed to get the cheaper tickets for £70 each, return.

Hotel was also booked in advance, but only card details were taken for reservation of the room and was paid for after the stay.

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  1. Josh and I were thinking about heading to the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower so I'm glad we didn't now if it was a let down. We definitely would have had high hopes!
    Sounds like you had a fab time, the Eurostar makes it so cheap and easy too.. especially if you hate flying like I do!
    Jess - :) xx

    1. It was average for a restaurant, but naturally as it being such an iconic place, you'd think it would be amazing, so yeah it was the high hopes that let us down :( but nevertheless an experience to remember!

      Thank you for reading and commenting ☺️💓


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