I wasn’t originally going to blog this as I still prefer to keep some memories private, ones that I feel are too precious to be spoken about openly. But having gone through my pics, there are still some that I am dying to share with you.
Again in November, J and I decided we would go for a weekend trip to one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Here are some highlights:
^ This is one of my all-time favourite photos, ever.
Just look at the sky in some of those photos… Aren’t they simply stunning?? We didn’t have a plan for where to go so nipped into a bakery for some pastries then, whilst wandering around randomly, found ourselves in the middle of a French Market in the morning, right next to some beautiful architecture. Well, when in Paris!
We grabbed some more market food and picnicked. Then walked to The Louvre. We were lucky enough to have found cheap hotel rooms in the center of Paris via Priceline.com so discovered that, well, everything was more or less within walking distance, making our 3-day travel passes rather redundant. That is, if your plan was to go for a stroll around Paris anyway. We did walk for an entire day after all…
FYI, I wouldn’t book via Priceline again for Paris hotels. Their selection is so limited in Europe and it turns out the hotel we ended up booking into had a cheaper offer on at the time anyway. After much deliberation with a customer service adviser we were refunded the difference.
Le Reminet – From the outside, it looks like a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and is right opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral. The inside is very cosy and the soft candlelight lighting gives the whole place a romantic vibe.
We found this place on Yelp and managed to make a last minute reservation. You pretty much can’t get in without one unless you’re planning to visit after normal eating hours. We went for the 65 EUR tasting menu and – no joke – this was probably one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my entire life. I would go back there in a heartbeat.
I’m not going to show you pictures of what we ate because I’m pretty sure they can do no wrong with their menu. If you ever find yourself in Paris, make sure you pay them a visit. You will not regret it.
By then it was already pushing 11pm – and yes, we had literally just finished our amazing 6 course meal – and the streets were empty. Paris had fallen asleep and allowed me to capture such a beautiful undisturbed scene.
It rained and the pavement glistened.
Doesn’t it feel simply dreamy?
I was so pleased with that last photo – I could spend hours staring at it.
I am now also pretty certain that Paris is even more stunning by night. Sigh.
We’d managed to walk across Pont de l’Archevêché – Paris’ famous “Love Lock Bridge” without even realising we’d be there. Shows how good at geography we are! Ehhem. Obviously we weren’t expecting to be at the bridge, so didn’t bring any locks, but I’m not sure I believe in such a thing anyway :)
I had originally wanted to put all the highlights in one post, but looks like there are simply too many highlights to share! I’ll put up another post with the rest of them soon. But for now… how freaking beautiful is Paris?
Rhetorical question, don’t answer that.