25 Hours in Paris

What a whirlwind of a weekend this as been. I Arrived in Paris on Friday and went to the Arc de Triomphe and had dinner in Momate before crashing in the hotel. I Woke up and was out of the hotel before 8. My food tour didn’t start till 11 so I just wandered down towards the gardens looking for a traditional French outdoor cafe where I could get a breakfast.

Found one that was just what I was looking for, reasonably quiet, shaded and of course looked like you would imagine a Parisian cafe should. I had coffee, orange juice, ham and eggs, a croissant, baguette and strawberry jam. After all this glorious food, I wandered down to the gardens and then and did the food tour.

After the tour I wandered up to the crypt under Notre Dame, spent some time in there, before checking out the Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, Then over to the E.Dehillerin kitchen supply store to check out all the amazing kitchen and cooking stuff they have. These these four things should be on your to-do list if visiting paris. See some history, have some amazing food, grab some great books from a Paris landmark and check out the amazing kitchen products.

This time of the afternoon it was really really warming up (around the 30c mark). I Then headed over to the Forum des Halles shopping area where there is a Lego store (not as good as London). Wasn’t really hungry after all the food but was super thirsty. Waked past a McDonalds and grabbed a cold coke and of course “a royal with cheese”, since I’m such a fan of the Pulp Fiction movie. Wandered around a few more shops before heading to the Eurostar terminal at Gare Du Nord. Unfortunately the waiting area at Paris is not as large or as good as the one in London, and it was crowded and hot.  Once on the train, 2.5 hrs later I was back in London, time for a quick cup of tea, some Vegemite toast and off to bed before my trip to Manchester on Sunday.