One Monday evening, my boyfriend and I decided to take an impromptu trip to Paris the next morning! Here are my highlights from our 72 hours in the city of love. Maybe you will try out some of my recommendations on your trip to Paris!
We booked our train travel, packed our bags, and early Tuesday we were on our way to the Eurostar leaving from London’s St. Pancras. This was a new experience for me, because I have never taken a train internationally before! That concept still blows my mind! It was super quick and comfortable however, I highly recommend.
We arrived in Paris to rainy, chilly weather, but it was quite romantic in a way, Paris in the rain! We immediately made our way to Le Burgundy hotel in the fashionable 1st arrondissement. We then asked the concierge and booked a table at wherever they recommended! We ended up at Goust, and in another spontaneous moment opted for the tasting menu. My favorite thing was the miniature macarons between courses. One was flavored with dill, which was a surprisingly good and eclectic combination.
On Wednesday morning, we got an early start (with room service of course). To me, room service breakfast is the absolute best part of staying in a hotel. It was then off to the Louvre! My boyfriend had never been before, and we are huge fans of The Met in New York, so I was super excited to go together to the Louvre. It is, in my opinion, along with The Met the greatest museum in the world. We made sure to see the Mona Lisa, and wound our way through the Italian painters, greek sculptures, and Egyptian art before heading to Le Meurice for the highlight of our trip, a croque monsieur. I started my meal with a fresh pressed juice made with parsley, spinach, and flaxseeds, and finished with the famous McCarthy Salad.
After lunch, we roamed the fashion district, window shopping and looking at all of the designer wares. Then it was back to the hotel where I had an aromatic massage at the spa. It was so relaxing and wonderful. They had many different essential oils to choose from, each one smelling better than the last. I opted for the almond and cocoa oil combination, which I did not regret! Yum!
We decided to have dinner at Le Burgundy in the evening. Our hotel had such a cute open air courtyard and modern stylish decor that we could not resist. I went on a dare, and tried a quintessentially french dish as my starter: frog legs! They were actually quite good, although the concept was more difficult to tolerate than the taste. I felt uber french as I sipped some red wine with my meal and indulged in a hazelnut dessert.
Thursday we stopped by the landmark you always have to see no matter how many times you go to Paris, the Eiffel Tower. After apt picture taking and admiration, we headed to Le Meurice for a goodbye lunch, and one last croque monsieur. In typical French style, our meal took much longer than expected, and we had to catch a later train back to London, but we really didn’t mind!