Sunday, 4 March 2018

Parisian Tourist Take 2

More and more these posts seem to be heading for you lovely people after a fairly uneventful week and then a beautiful weekend!

As I might have mentioned before, I love having guests visit me in Paris because firstly it means I get to show people around my wonderful city but also means I get to explore and go to places that I wouldn't normally go to!

The wonderful Emma and Josie (who are set to feature heavily in subsequent posts around May time when we travel the Dalmatian coast) braved the arctic snowy conditions of the UK to come over to balmy Paris for a short but sweet visit.

So much thinking

I met them at the Eurostar, fresh pastries in hand, on Saturday morning and the first stop on our whistle-stop tour of Paris was Le Louvre for the Art History for Emma and the Ancient Classics-y-ness for all three of us.

Then a wander through the Tuileries in the sunshine down to Musee l'Orangerie for a quick look at Monet's Waterlilies. Feeling like we were in Midnight in Paris (and with a very hangry Emma at this point) it was time for a walk down the river bank with Emma whipping out the sunglasses towards Notre Dame to find the vegan's delight - falafel, hummus and a crepe for lunch sitting on the river bank fighting off the pigeons.

Fighting our way to the metro, we skipped over to the 20th arrondissement to somewhere that has been on my Paris list - Pere Lachaise, it is the most famous and biggest cemetery in all of Paris. While going to a cemetery isn't the most obviously touristy thing to do on a visit to Paris, it is honestly an incredible place. In the afternoon sunshine wandering through the resting places of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and Moliere it was so peaceful and felt like it wasn't even in the city at all.

Topping out at over 23,000 steps, home, tea and a pizza was in order from Pizza Oskian on Rue Saint Honore with copious amounts of wine and lots of Travel Man episodes on the sofa.

This morning before dropping Emma and Josie off at the station we went to Season for breakfast/brunch, as featured in my last post (last weekend!) I think this place is becoming my new favourite haunt in Paris.

Ah, after a wonderful Parisian weekend its back to reality with a bump tomorrow and so much essay writing to do I want to cry!

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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