Hey everyone!!! I’ve just back from the best holiday ever in the beautiful city of Paris! I’ve been very fortunate to visit the French capital a few times, and I can definitely say it never gets old!
The architecture, culture, and of course the fresh croissants in patisserie’s are some of the timeless delights I enjoy about the city of love. This time, it happened to be my birthday whilst I was away, making me feel extra special!
This time, we travelled from Chester to London, and then caught the Eurostar from St Pancras to Paris. It was so easy to do, and made all the more better by having less luggage restrictions so we could take as much as we wanted, including a bottle of fizz!
Being the super organised freak that I am, I planned every aspect of our trip so we didn’t waste a minute in Paris! We left on Thursday and arrived in the evening around six, where we made our way to the hotel to check in, before beginning what we had planned for the weekend.
Our hotel was just the most perfect little Parisian boutique style hotel, with views along the traditional streets of Paris.
After checking in, we went for a walk around the Montmatre area where we were staying, until we stumbled upon the Sacre Coeur. It was fifteen minutes until it closed for climbing to the top so we decided to go for it and get our first glimpse of the Paris skyline. 300 steps later, we were greeted by a spectacular view of the city, along with the most welcome breeze to cool us off!
From the top of the Basilica, we could see the sun setting across the entire city, including a preview of the Eiffel tower, and Montparnasse Tower which we would be ascending the following day.
When we got to the bottom, we went inside to light a candle for loved ones and admire the internal architecture, before walking to a restaurant in Montmatre, recommended to me by Condiments and Cookbooks on Instagram.
Seb’On is a small Parisian restaurant full of rustic charm, just a ten minute walk down the hill from the Sacre Coeur. The menu changes weekly, according to the fresh ingredients sourced that are currently in season. On this evening, we sipped wine whilst dining on Pork loin and a seafood risotto; it was all exquisitely tender and full of flavour.
After dinner, we took a stroll to walk off dinner, going past the Moulin Rouge and back to our hotel for the evening; for our first few hours in Paris,we packed a lot in and were exhausted!!
Until next time!