Sunday, 28 December 2014

Paris in December

Just after we'd been to the top of the Eiffel Tower & my amazing breakfast (cake is acceptable as breakfast in Paris!) from Ladurée. 
The Seine at night & Ladurée at the Champs-Élysées (we ate many, many macarons!)
Selfies & Christmas trees at Notre-Dame
The Eiffel Tower as it sparkled at 7pm & the Christmas decorations inside of Galeries Lafayette
My painting from an artist in Montmatre & Dan and I at the top of the Eiffel Tower

I've been a bit (*cough* very)  absent from my blog lately (I'm blaming my rubbish phone camera, a lack of lighting and ridiculous amounts of Uni work!) but I've missed writing on my little space of the internet! I'm hoping to get back into blogging in the New Year, but I hope you've all had a magical Christmas and are enjoying the holidays as much as I have been. 

 During my absence I turned 21 and my absolutely amazing present from my boyfriend was a trip to Paris (via London, but I didn't take many photographs there!) We decided to take our trip in December as soon as we'd finished University for the semester and as a bonus Paris was lit up with beautiful Christmas lights! We stayed for 3 nights in the loveliest hotel (Hotel Da Vinci) which was situated in Saint Germain, an area I'd totally recommend if you were thinking of staying in Paris - the Lourve, amazing shops and bars and the metro were only minutes away. We spent our first day at the top of the Eiffel tower, exploring the Champs-Élysées and the huge Christmas market and walking around the gardens of the Louvre. Tuesday was a ridiculously busy day, we took advantage of the wonderful weather and walked to Montmartre where I bought a cute watercolour painting of the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, we made our way to Moulin Rouge which is situated on a very interesting street... and then we visited  Galaries Lafayette and stopped off at Hard Rock cafe for a well deserved burger. Our evening was full of sparkling lights on the Eiffel Tower, a quick trip to Notre-Dame and a late night walk down the Seine, making our way home after a stroll over the love lock bridge. Our final day was a rainy one so we walked around the Musée d'Orsay for a few hours, bought our last salted caramel macaron of the trip and then caught the Eurostar back to London!

If you ever get the chance make sure you visit Paris at Christmas, it's such a magical place and I can't wait to go back!


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