Wednesday, 26 August 2009

An English Girl in Paris - Part Une

Paris... what can I say, I fall in love with it a little more each time I visit. This trip to Paris, although by no means my first, was spent doing a lot of sight-seeing. My friend who accompanied me, had not visited Paris before and so was very keen to see all that the city has to offer. The weather for the most part was glorious and due to the heat kept me out of the shops and in the sunshine. So, for my next few posts, I will show you my days spent in Paris and some of what we saw...

I was most excited about my travel on the Eurostar as I had not travelled this way before. I would definitely choose this method of transport to Paris over flying - so much more relaxing. We started the trip with a glass of Bollinger at The Champagne Bar in St Pancras.

The first stop, after reaching our hotel destination, was Chanel on the beautiful rue Cambon. Sadly they, nor any of their other boutiques, did not have the one item I had intended to buy (but more on that later).

As it was quite late, we then headed to Saint-Germain for a glass of wine in Cafe de Flore. We stayed in the area for several hours, stopping at various cafes, watching the world go by. This thriving area was so busy on Saturday night and definitely one of my favourite areas that I visited.

Tomorrow, I will have a post on my second day in Paris - apologies to those who know Paris well, you will have seen these sights many times before!


  1. This is lovely!!
    Le Café de Flore is just sooo expensive I went there just once!!

    I'm glad you had a good time & a nice weather! ♥

  2. ohhh.. i've never been to paris.. and i so want to go! *sigh*

  3. OMG! I feel like I'm there with that champagne and berries. Yum.

  4. sounds amazing, i love the photos. x

  5. It's always interesting to see how others perceive Paris (I'm by no means a local anyway), so I'm definitely enjoying your posts. I couldn't agree more about the Eurostar. I think flying is much more time-consuming anyway, by the time you count in commuting to the airport and having to check in an hour before. A shame about the Chanel... of course now I have to know what it is you coveted :) Can't wait to read more!

  6. Hey,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog a while back! I've started being able to write again which is great! I love your blog, and I also love what you did in Dapper Kid's Around the World moleskin!

  7. ah! we took the same journey!
    hope you had a lovely time
    i got lots of pics of the chanel windows too :)
    been meaning to post for a while
    oui oui!
    xoxo ♥ xoxo

  8. I have never been to Paris...plan to go though~

    So keep posting as many pics as you can!

    They're lovely....

  9. I need an holiday!! I'm living vicariously through other people journey tales at the moment...keep on with these kind of posts, I love them :-)

  10. Thanks for sharing these, more inspiration for my own trip to Paris some day. :D

  11. I always manage to make it to Cafe Flore when I'm in Paris. :) Sigh. You're making me miss it so! Wonderful wonderful photos. I've been there many times, but I still delight in looking at travel photos.

  12. I really love Paris - these photos are making me want to go so much! Polly x


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