A Paris Retreat

This weekend, I hopped on the Eurostar and it whisked me off to lovely Paris for the weekend. I went to see my best friend, Laura, who’s recently moved there (lucky me, I get to visit!) and I had the best time!

When I fist arrived (Friday), I was too tired to do very much, so we ended up having a night in with The Apprentice and a chatter. Catching up with Lau was so nice, especially as it’d been so long since I’d last saw her.

Saturday morning, we were up and about and walked up to the Sacré-Cœur. The view from the top is pretty stunning; you can see across what seems like the whole of Paris, despite the mist.

Inside, it’s beautiful; if you’ve been there before, I’m sure you appreciated the stained glass windows as much as I did.

Next, we went for a delicious lunch and explored the city by foot (walking about 23,000 steps!!) which I really enjoyed.

We finally found ourselves at Le Louvre.

Later that evening, when we’d dried off from all the rain(!) we decided to go out for a cheeky cocktail (because who doesn’t love cocktails?)

Clearly, I was very pleased with this decision. After, we went to see Moulin Rouge and the Sacré-Cœur again all lit up!

The next day, it was absolutely freezing – winter’s definitely here! Yes, the weather wasn’t kind to us (with a mix of wind, hail storms and rain), but it didn’t stop us from exploring the city.

First stop was the Arc de Triomphe.

After climbing what seemed like a billion steps, we were rewarded by a huge hail storm and a fantastic view

Next, we trotted off to the Eiffel Tower, which is just so picturesque – I have a squillion pictures of it now, but here are a couple of my favourites!

These crepes were ah-mazing!

The weather got worse, so we decided the metro was the best mode of transport from here on – next stop: Notre Dame.

I left for my Eurostar (sad times) on Monday morning and I had to say goodbye to Laura for a little while (won’t be long until I see you, gal). I had such a nice time and I’d definitely recommend Paris to you if you’ve not been already.

Where’s your favourite city break?

Amy Louise


2 thoughts on “A Paris Retreat

  1. I went to Paris a few years ago and went to all these places! Paris truly is beautiful!
    It bought back so many memories seeing all your lovely photos! Looks like you had a lovely time despite the weather! xx


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