PARIS TRAVEL DIARY

The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, eek!
The beautiful view from our hotel room!
Top: Boden | Skirt: Miss Selfridge | Bag: Mulberry | Sunglasses: Le Specs
Cue terrified faces at the top of the Tower!

If you follow me on Instagram (@Frockmeimfamous) you would have noticed that last week I was in Paris for a few days. I booked tickets to see Royal Blood their for Rob’s Christmas present, along with our Eurostar tickets as it’s such an easy and convenient way for us to travel. We set off from London on Monday around lunchtime and arrive in Pareeeee about half 3, we checked into our hotel then headed out to catch some sights. Our first stop was the Champs Elysee as it was literally a five minute walk from our hotel (we stayed at the Holiday inn Paris Elysees and the location was incredible! It was only around a 15 minute walk from the Louve too so it was really central!).

We grabbed some dinner and watched the sunset on the first evening then had an early night so we were wide eyed and bushy tail for our first full day in Paris. We headed to Notre Dame first thing, which was followed by a trip to the Catacombs which was an amazing experience, albeit a little eerie (if you’re claustrophobic do not go but otherwise a must see!). It was an absolute scorcher of a day (around 20 degrees – full on t-shirt weather, whoo!) so we strolled along the Seine and sat at a little cafe for a last glass of Vino then headed back to our rooms to get changed. We popped out for dinner then headed to the Royal Blood gig at the Olympia which was absolutely insane – I have so much love for that band and their performance was on point as always!

The next day we awoke not so fresh (*ahem, nothing to do with the previous night’s gig!) and we headed to the Eiffel Tower, we went to the top which was a terrifying experience (cue nervous picture above) but incredible all the same, I have to admit we were so happy to when we come back down to be on solid ground again haha. We spent a lazy afternoon walking around the Louvre before grabbing an early dinner and heading home on the Eurostar.

All in all we had an amazing trip and I adore Paris, it was Rob’s first time and he loved it too – we can’t wait to hopefully go back someday! If you’re thinking of heading to the city of love then I’d 100% recommend checking out the Holiday inn Paris Elysees as I mentioned the location was fantastic, the rooms were really spacious (we had a beautiful view of the cute Parisian streets) and the breakfast was also so delicious – they had Milka muffins… I shall say no more! It’s also a really affordable option as it can be a little pricey when visiting so definitely worth a look!

P.s novelist Lady Robinson was so inspired by her time in Paris that she chose to write a book about it called ‘Letters From Paris – here are her top 5 tips on what to do if you’re visiting so take note! 

1.       Stay at Hotel Villa Madame, a bijou Hotel tucked away in the heart of Saint -Germain des Prés. The rooms are designed for romance each with balconies overlooking rooftops and winter gardens.
2.       Have your croissants and coffee with the locals at Café Cassette then walk hand in hand across the Seine and through the Jardin des Tuileries.
3.       Take lunch at La Fontaine de Mars on rue Saint- Dominique. The décor is classic with original tiled floor and red and white tablecloths and the atmosphere is pure authentic Paris.
4.       Visit Musée d’Orsay. You must. Even though you won’t have time to take in much of the incredible collection of Impressionist paintings, the view through the Clock Window will take your breath away.
5.       I am a little reluctant to share Racines, the tiny romantic eatery at 8, passage des Panoramas. It’s for lovers. Go there. You will not be disappointed.   

Have you been to Paris before? What were your highlights?



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5 Comments

  1. Kelly 25th March 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

  2. Kirsty Wears Blog 27th March 2015 / 11:32 am

    looks so lovely, I am yet to visit Paris but it is definitely on the list 🙂 <3

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