Sunday, 4 December 2016

Postcards from Paris - Day 3



On our third and final day in Paris, we had a lot of things we still wanted to see. Eager to cram in as much as possible, we headed out bright and early (after a quick pitstop at Starbucks to caffinate), taking the metro back to the Trocadero. 

Although we'd been the night before, we still wanted to see the Eiffel Tower in all of it's glory during sunlight, and the Trocadero really is the best place to take it all in. It turns out that Sunday morning is a great time to visit, as the crowds are much less and the sun created the most beautiful haze over the monument. 


After we'd spent way longer than anticipated at the Trocadero, we headed down to Rue Cambon for brunch at the Frog Hop House. The Frog Hop House is perfect if you want an easy, boozy brunch - which was exactly what we were looking for. I wen't for the halloumi and eggs...and a Piña Colada...as you do. The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly, it was the perfect way to start off our Sunday. 

Whilst we were in the area, we headed to Chanel at 31, Rue Cambon. Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's story is always one I've admired - how she broke convention with her classic and free-from-constraint designs, reflecting the way she lived her life - so to visit her first store, is something that I'll cherish forever. Much like her designs, the store is simple and understated - and of course, monochrome. 

After we'd finished admiring the beauty of Chanel on 31, Rue Cambon, we headed down the road to the Place Vendôme to admire the infamous blue Chanel door. Made famous by Instagram, I sure as hell wasn't going to miss my Chanel moment. The whole of the Place Vendôme is stunning, and incredibly festive. All of the designer stores have the famous parisian doors, festive window displays and the two Christmas trees which sit triumphantly in the middle of the square are understated and beautiful. 


We then took a stroll down the road to pick up some souvenirs from our trip. I like to pick up at least one little souvenir from each place I visit, to remember my time, and so that my home is decorated with a little piece of the world I've travelled - it brings back lovely memories and keeps me thinking about the happy times. We then wandered down to one of my favourite places in Paris, the Palais Royal. 




After we'd finished wandering the grounds of the Palais Royal, it was sadly time to head back to the hotel and collect our cases. We headed back to Charles De Gaulle Airport for our flight to Heathrow and that unfortunately marked the end of our trip. I had a wonderful time in Paris and it was a trip I'll never forget. It's true what they say, à paris la vie est belle. 

2 comments :

  1. Ah your photos from Paris are GORGEOUS! I haven't visited this city in ages and your postcards posts prove I need to make a return. More people should look at your beautiful photography :)

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Emmie! You definitely need to take a trip back...Paris never gets old! xx

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