Paris.. Spring in Paris, absolutely magical, make it if you can. I was there last weekend, as my 40th birthday treat, and it was lovely to be there. We took the Eurostar train from London and within 2 1/2 hours, we were in central Paris; a great way to go if you are in England. Spring has been in the air, relaxing with no fixed schedule has been wonderful; and it sure felt good to enter the 4th decade:)As always, best tips come from friends who have been there, so thank you Claire, Judith and Gillian for sharing your favorite Paris treats:) Here are a few favorites:
Ile Saint Louis: this is the tiny island right behind Notre Dame. It has
plenty of cute little restaurants, some cute shops and the best ice-cream artisanal of the famous Maison Bertillon. One of my favorite sights in Paris, and not as busy.
Hediard and Laduree: Two wonderful treats in Paris; Hediard is a foodie heaven with wonderful sea salts, oils, spices, chocolates, wine and many more. Laduree is an artisanal patiserie with melt-in-the-mouth macarons, just wonderful:)
Restaurant Le Christine: Just off St Germain, this wonderful, small family restaurant served us a very memorable 7 course Degustation tasting menu. Very friendly service and just wonderful food. I tried my fist escargot (smails) there! here is the link, www.restaurantlechristine.com
Musee d’Orsay: One of my favorite museums in Paris, they at the moment are hosting Manet paintings, a real feast to the eye and soul.
And just that wonderful feeling of being in a mesmerising city with wonderful sights and surprises in the corner, unbeatable. While we were just outside Musee d’Orsay, all of a sudden, the street was closed and invaded by thousands of Parisians on roller skates – an incredible sight!
Wishing you all happy travels, wherever in the world 🙂