In the second part of our Parisian adventure, things take a touristy turn – I’m not usually such a keen tourist, but I may as well have been wearing binoculars and a little pair of beige shorts because we got stuck in! Make sure to read my first post to catch up on the first couple of days…
On the third day, we got the tube to Saint-Paul for breakfast and a little look around the Le Marais area which is meant to be amazing for vintage shopping – namely the Kilo Shop. Jordan is all about the vintage and second-hand items so this was a must. We went to La Favorite for breakfast, it was okay – incredible inside but pretty pricey for what it is. Let’s just say I didn’t Instagram my brekkie – apart from those croissants. We had a little wander around the La Marais area, looking in shops and generally having a nosy. We then went down past the Hotel De Ville and wandered down the river towards the Louvre and then headed to the Lovelock Bridge – aren’t we lame?!
If I ever decide blogging isn’t for me, I’m definitely stocking up on padlocks and standing around here – a lucrative business!
Walking down the River Seine is incredible, so much to see. Jordan told me that he read an interview with the band Phoenix and Thomas Mars (the singer, married to one Sophia Coppola) said although they were all from Versailles, none of them live there anymore because everything in Paris (and the surrounding) has already happened – which is definitely true when you look around. So much history.
Anyway, I couldn’t stop myself from taking so many pictures of the buildings – I didn’t include many as I doubt anyone cares as much as me. We headed over the river and had a coffee (for Jo) and ice cream (for… me) pitstop before continuing over to the Notre-Dame Cathedral – my first time seeing it and wow, incredible. I didn’t watch many Disney films when I was little but Jordan is obsessed (yes we have a very backwards relationship) so he was super keen to see it. Go Disney! It’s truly amazing – no words. I didn’t go inside though, I just sat in the sun while Jordan did – I couldn’t deal with the queues and I got to a really good bit in my book. Grandma was having too much fun.
The following day we did much the same, except we had breakfast in our apartment beforehand so we could relax and stay out a bit later – I’m getting old, ok? We were walking so, so much it was completely exhausting. So much for a break eh. We did more exploring around the La Marais area and then got lunch at a little patisserie near the Hotel De Ville and took it to some steps nearby. The sandwiches were incredible and so were the eclairs, the one I got was salted butter caramel. Heaven. Heaven, I tell you. There’s also a little apple crumble there, how adorable. Oh and the tiniest takeout Nespresso ever! I had a hard time dealing with the cuteness of it all.
After this we went back to the apartment and had dinner at Mama Shelter. This happened, no word of a lie.
Have I inspired you to plan a trip away? Part three on it’s way…