Described as the best macaroon shop in the whole of Paris, we knew we had to see what all the fuss was about. After getting lost a lot, and a lot of "Parlez-vous Anglaise?" we found it! And there was a huge queue going right out of the shop and along the street........EXCELLENT, we thought, it must be good! Well where is this AMAZING macaroon shop I hear you ask, well here it is:
Now we had finished our walking tours we headed to the Metro (which is incredibly difficult to find btw! Not like huge light up London underground signs) to head to the Place de la Concorde - a must go place for tourists. By now it was starting to get darker and it was bloody freezing! This meant only one thing............CREPE TIME!!!!
|Alex likes to take photos, hence the how to make a crepe montage ;)|
|I'm afraid the crepe was so amazing this happened to me|
|That cute white and yellow bag is the Pierre Herme bag for Alex's Rose macaroon|
After freezing our butts off on the bridge with the wind coming off the river, we started to walk again to keep warm. Onwards up the Champs Elysees to spy a view of the L'Arc de Triomphe. About halfway up the road is a perfect view point for taking photos...............in the middle of a VERY busy road. The last time I went to Paris I had done this exact same walk so I wasn't too worried about taking photos, but Alex being a Paris virgin, braved the busy road to stand in the middle and snap the L'Arc de Triomphe.
Once we reached the viewing point of L'Arc de Triomphe it was getting pretty late (and even more cold!) so we decided to head to Gare du Nord to find a restaurant in the area to have our dinner before heading back to the Eurostar. I guess by now you're guessing it was pretty much a day trip to eat yummy food. So I shall not disappoint! This was our lovely dinner at a cafe just over the road from the train station. I think it was called something like Gare du Nord Cafe, or something equally as original.
After dinner we took a stroll around the block to find a supermarket to get a bottle of fizz to have with our macaroons on the Eurostar home. We just so happened to walk past the apartment block where three women had been executed a few weeks previously, in an attack on Kurdish activists.....................scary!!!!!! We wondered why there were so many flowers outside the building eeeeek. Anyway scariness over we bought our champers and headed to the Eurostar. A lovely end to a lovely day we enjoyed a glass of bubbly and ate our macaroons.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures from my trip to Paris. Pretty awesome for a business trip haha. I think next time I go I will save up some spending money so I can hit the antique and vintage clothing markets that I didn't have time to do this time around.
Lots of Love