Paris day 2

On Saturday we woke up not so bright and early and headed off to do some sightseeing. We couldn’t visit Paris without seeing the main sights. The weather was on our side for once. It did rain during the day but thankfully we didn’t get caught in it properly. I had initially brought my big black hat as an accessory but it saved me from the freezing cold and the rain.

Eiffel tower

If you want to go up, book in advance! I didn’t book it because I didn’t know what our itenerary looked like and I was the only one who hadn’t been up there. I wasn’t too bothered though because of the cloudy weather, afterall I had already seen a stunning view at Sacre Coeur.


Champs Elysees

Le Louvre

I had always thought of Paris as another version of London. I still stick with that opinion to some extent as I do think it is very similar. One thing is for sure though, Paris has better quality food! Walking around in the supermarkets and bakeries was such a pleasure.

Recommended budget eating
Framboise – this little creperie is right by Champs Elysees and I’m so happy I came across it. The prices are very reasonable and the quality is great. The interior is very chic and modern, hotel style. The hazelnut crepe was the most delicious one I’ve had. Think of it as praline/ferrero rocher in a crepe. I dare to say its the best sweet crepe in Paris because I would be very surprised if any other similar one is better – flawless.

La Quincaillerie – when it came to dinner we decided to skip the recommendations that had been made around central Paris and ventured out to a part we had never heard of, Chateau D’eau. This isn’t an area you just stumble across. I would only recommend it if you really want to see other sides of Paris and keep an open mind.

La Quincaillerie got busy quickly with locals which is always a good sign. They offer platters for €20 and they are huge! I was amazed by the value for money. It was definitely enough for 4 people.  With  wine the bill was less than €40.

Speaking of budget, Paris is an expensive city but with enough research it doesn’t have to be. As mentioned in my previous post, we booked the apartment we stayed in with Airbnb. I really liked the concept of it and its a great option if you want to travel on a budget. This especially applies to larger groups, it may even work out cheaper than a hostel. Most importantly it makes you feel more at home in the place you are staying.

I am likely to visit Paris again but next time with a special someone.
Happy travels and happy new year all! x

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  1. terry.brown
    January 4, 2015 / 9:43 pm

    You guys remind me of the kardashians! Lovely photos!

    • Catch52
      January 4, 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Haha thank you, such a compliment! :)

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