Paris Part 1. Our last stop on our roadtrip was Paris. I’ve already told you that I won two nights in the City of Love and our voucher was about to expire. Therefore, it was the perfect timing to spend three days in Paris. We’ve stayed at the beautiful luxury hotel The Westin Paris – Vendôme, which couldn’t have been more central. Not to mention the great view onto Les Jardins des Tuileries (imagine the terrible Fête Foraine isn’t there)! I am so grateful for this amazing experience.
– œuf bénédict at Eggs&Co
This time I chose a few restaurant that I wanted to try. However there was not enough time for everything. One of the café’s I tested was the brand new Ob-La-Di (see the full recommendation here) and one more will be up here soon. It wasn’t really planned that we would go back to Eggs&Co one more time, but it is just one of our absolute favourite Paris brunch restaurants (see the full review here).
– shoe shopping at Finsbury
– ties at Charvet
Full of energy our shopping tour was just about to start – this time mainly for my boyfriend! A new suit, glasses, tie and shoes. You can imagine how exhausting it was!
When in Paris I always have to stop by the cheapest pharmacy Citypharma (corner Rue du Four / Rue Bonaparte). It is no hotspot any longer and well known among tourist but still nothing has changed regarding the prices. Since my last visit in winter they’ve redesigned the ground floor. We’ve bought a couple of French beauty products from Nuxe, La Roche-Posay, Avène and Vichy, which are a lot less expensive than in Germany.
After our shopping tour we went back to our hotel to enjoy the great view. Actually I wanted to try out a new Korean restaurant close to Canal Saint-Martin but we were too tired to go there.
In the end we went to the Japanese neighbourhood in the 1st arrondissement, which was just around the corner. We’d already eaten at Kadoya once, which is a good address for dinner. The dishes are around 8-12€ and they also offer inexpensive dinner menus.
The disadvantage of such great hotels are that you don’t really get to experience them. Nonetheless we let the evening fade away on our terrace. Of course, I had to wait for the full hour until La Tour Eiffel started to sparkle – magical!
Paris July 2015
photos – me & mon chéri