Rise and shine, it is another day in Paris. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it looks like it is going to be a great day ahead!
First things first, breakfast! Another of my favourite times of the day. I swear food is always on my mind, twenty four seven. Just as well that I am a food blogger isn’t it?!
All the warm croissants, crunchy on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside. Yummy! Along with a proper stronger freshly ground coffee and fresh orange juice with bits. Ah, so good.
With full stomachs, it was ready to start the day! Where first? The Louvre of course! Come on, let’s go.
There is definitely so mesmerising about being within a glass dome, apart from the fact that it is insanely pretty under the sun.
There is something so beautiful about the way the French portray all their sculptures. So beautiful.
The Napoleon people used to live like royalty though. The rooms in their homes were just magnificent. Their ceilings were so decorative along with massive beautiful chandeliers, just how quirky flooring is a trend of the 21st century.
Touring around the Louvre, we came across some very interesting artefacts and paintings indeed… especially this little ‘gem’.
These two are apparently sisters too… There were many giggles in the air as visitors passed this painting. Apparently it is one of their most popular paintings too… I wonder why?! 😉
Moving onto the Egyptian artefacts…
One of the last things we wanted to see was the Mona Lisa, a spectacular and famous painting Leonadro da Vinci from the Renaissance.
However, we just to stop and admire the long corridors that the painting were hung within. So elegant, with a touch of simplicity.
With crowds of people surrounding the barriers around a single painting, we knew we were close. Although it did take a full 10 minutes to actually get to the front of the crowd, but it was worth it just to be able to see it in great detail.
Those final pictures were needed of the Louvre from the outside, before heading onto our next destination!
Where next? Jardin du Luxembourg, of course. A beautiful day without not be complete with a pretty French public garden.
After relaxing, admiring spring in full bloom, it was time to move onto Champ-Élysées to do a spot of shopping and to visit the Arc de Triomphe.
Such a beautiful spot, but it is slightly ruined with the mass number of vehicles around. There is so much traffic due to four way traffic, that the police have to control. Crossing the street is a literal death wish, but we took our chance and successfully made it across.
Now this is what I call a Louis Vuitton shop, multi story and massive. I had to resist myself from treating myself to a LV wallet, but I was good. (For once!)
Where as my sister, she was just could not resist the temptation of making a purchase at Longchamp.
A day of shopping and touring around Paris required a stop at Ladurée for some scrumptious French macaroons.
They even had a bar, which specialises in cocktails that have macaroons in. Wowzer!!
After some macaroon munching, we were heading back to the Metro station to go and find somewhere for dinner, until I spotted Sephora. Literally shouting, ”SEPHORA!!!” in the middle of the street! We just had to pop in, again… I was good but my sister came out with a few make-up bits. It was definitely a successful day for her!
After a busy day, we were ready for some dinner at a local French restaurant.
Another steak meal for me, but a different sort. Something a bit more French, a traditional steak that was basically a massive beef burger but it was so good. Accompanied with a glass of orange juice, it was perfect.
However, the day would not be complete with a proper French dessert. This was positively the most delicious and well made crème brûlée I have ever tasted, I don’t think anything in London can compare to this!
Exhausted and happy, day 2 in Paris came to an end. Half of the trip done already, but are you ready for the last half? Make sure you stick around for more fun!