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48 Hours in Paris


48 Hours in Paris

Emma Bates

Ah Pareeee, my love for this city grows infinitely every time I have the pleasure of visiting. This time the trip was to commemorate my boyfriend's birthday. We were due to visit earlier in the summer however due to a series of unfortunate events, mainly surrounding my other half's ability to lose his passport, we had to postpone!

A couple of my highlights from the trip are listed below:

Le Marais:

This area is fantastic for an afternoon meander, the streets are lined with the most fashionable of stores and hidden restaurants (see next recommendation). This is my favourite area to shop in, definitely check it out when you're next in the city, if you haven't already! 

Le Derriere: 

Hidden behind huge green doors you'll find a cobbled courtyard littered with tables and chairs. La Derriere in Le Marais serves up delicious food all day long and transforms into a romantic dinner spot in the evenings. Their Sunday brunch is also fantastic and is served until 4pm!

The Eiffel Tower: 

An obvious spot to visit in Paris, I'd recommend going in the evening rather than during the day, because at night the whole tower sparkles for 5 minutes every hour, on the hour after dark. It's really rather spectacular. 

Dinner at Le Bristol

We headed over to Le Bristol hotel for an incredible dinner on the Saturday night we were there. The food was exquisite and the courtyard surroundings, even more spectacular. I highly recommend a visit if you're looking to treat yourself!

Notre Dame 

The Notre Dame never gets less exciting the more times I see it, it's such an architectural wonder and is completely stunning to visit. 

Where we stayed:

We stayed at a little hidden treasure up on the hill in Montmartre, called Hotel Particulier. Montmartre is a little way out from all the craziness of the city centre, on a hill overlooking the city this neighbourhood is far more tranquil with the most beautiful townhouses. The hotel consists of 5 suites and is surrounded by a beautiful courtyard. I highly recommend visiting for brunch!