To finish our Paris themed week, we would like to take you on a really cool night out. A nice bubbly drink in one of the most famous Parisian cafes, like Cafe de Flore, could be a nice start, but let’s head to Canal Saint Martin for a different Parisian night.
Atmospheres hotel is a nice little boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter and it’s the kind of place we love.
Let’s start with the most famous Paris souvenir: the macaron. I have a soft spot for anything sweet and I had never ever bought macarons at Laduree, so this time I was determined to buy one of those sweet little pastel boxes. We almost didn’t make it though, we bought them at the airport! And what can I say?
During our last stay in Paris we were really lucky and enjoyed what seemed to be a Spring sneak peek (notice the fashion week / blogger slang ;) After living for two years in the gloomy North of Germany, we have learnt that the best things in life are sun and light. They cheer you up and they make everything look better and warmer. So when in Paris, we decided to enjoy the first soft Spring rays of sunlight to the fullest… like there was no tomorrow. Just us and the sun. And the loveliest benches, squares, boulevards and corners of Paris, of course. Here you have a selection of our favourite places to enjoy sun like little ladybirds or grumpy retired old men, which in my opinion are the groups that dedicate most hours to this matter.
Let’s begin our Paris themed week with one of our favourite things in the world: food! ;) We discovered this place by pure chance. Last week, after having a great time at Le Tuileries (clic) we were starving and freezing. We didn’t know where to eat and it was a little bit late, so we headed to Place de la Madeleine to visit its amazing gourmet shops and buy some nice little treats. But in our way we found this fantastic place. We were mesmerized. We liked it so much that we came back the next day for brunch!
As you read this, we’ll be flying to Paris. I couldn’t be more excited!!! This trip is a present, a big surprise for me. My lovely wife knows me very well ;) We’ll spend a few days in a little boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter and we’ll experience for the first time Paris Fashion Week. Croissants for breakfasts, museums, cheese, walks by the Seine with my love, macarons and fashion… can I ask for more? NO! Oh well, a little bit of sunshine won’t hurt, is that too much to ask for?
Paris here we come!
PS: Any tips or recommendations will be appreciated!!!
Image by Alex Wallace via Photonet.
So let’s continue with our little Paris tour :) Today we will discover the boho side of Paris and we will enjoy Paris all time classics!!!
I’ve been working on this little guide for a few weeks. If you are wealthy, have all these bags and you think you will never take the metro… well I don’t know how you got here… welcome!! But sorry, this post isn’t for you. If you are young, you have a small budget but love travelling and want to make the most of Paris, then keep reading. This might be helpful. I really hope so!
A few years ago we were a little bit poor, not too much, just a little bit, but we wanted to visit Paris so bad that we saved some money, got on a plane and spent four amazing days discovering the city, eating baguettes and window shopping like crazy. Being on a budget and loving expensive things is hard, but with a little bit of time to browse the internet, patience to prepare your trip and lots of enthusiasm, you can live awesome experiences!! Having said that, I have to admit that now that we can afford wonderful hotels and amazing restaurants we love travelling even more. And it’s so much easier. Money can’t buy you happiness, but it really helps to buy a lot of things, like nice spa treatments and yummy room service ;)
We have prepared this little guide thinking about our first trip to Paris, but there are lots of other blogs that can help you, like Pret a voyager or Lost in cheeseland among others. Ok, let’s get started!! We have divided the city in five areas. Today, we will start with two of them: Montmarte and Île de la Cité & Île Saint Louis. If you come back on Thursday, you will find out about the other three.
We would love to go back to Paris this Autumn. One of our favourite places is the Ile Saint Louis and we have found this chic little hotel placed in the heart of this wonderful island. It has two lovely appartments that would be amazing for a family reunion…