96 hours in Paris

Since returning back home to the UK, I remembered how lucky we are to be able to visit so many other countries so easily. Europe is one of the easiest places to travel around and it’s literally right next to us. I’ve been fortunate to be able to visit Paris a few times before and I love how familiar it has become.

At the end of Summer, I spent a long weekend in Paris with a couple of friends, whilst Joe was back in Japan working on a documentary with Discovery Channel (more on that soon…)

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Montmartre

On one of the days, we went on a wine and cheese tour around Montmatre. It’s become one of my favourite places to go and spend a day eating and drinking.

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Paris is truly a beautiful city. Everytime I go back, I forget how much I love it.

The lifestyle in this city – the food, culture and even the buildings. I couldn’t stop taking photos of all the plants people put out their windows.

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The times I’ve visited Paris, it’s always happened to be during the winter season. Seeing how Parisians do summer was a whole different vibe.

The open seated bars and cafes had such great relaxed atmospheres.

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We only had a day to visit the city, as we had booked in other things to see. One of the main reasons we went to Paris, was to see the Christian Dior exhibition at the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, which was pretty magical. Following that, we then ended up roaming around the beautiful Notre Dame.

Notre Dame, Paris
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We were able to fit in a day of Disneyland Paris too on our weekend!

After all the wine and cheese, another restaurant we kept seeing pop up whilst researching where to eat in Paris, was BigLove. A few stalks of their Instagram and checking out the menu… we were sold.

It’s one of those on-trend restaurants you have to queue for ages, as it’s quite small. But we managed to get there when it had just opened. There are a few other sister restaurants dotted about in the city, collectively named under the group “Big Mamma”.

BigLove, Big Mamma group, Paris
BigMamma, BigLove Paris
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The reviews I’ve read for breakfast and pizza were also highly rated, but I couldn’t say no to lobster pasta… it definitely was the right choice. The sauce was melty and the pasta soaked up all the flavour.

I’ve stayed in various different sides of Paris (e.g. close to the River or the East of Paris), but this time we stayed near Colonel Fabien station in an Airbnb. It’s a really quiet place to stay, with lots of nice locals shops and was pretty easy to get around.

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A quick fun filled and packed weekend in Paris, made me really excited to be back in London. You’ll definitely be seeing a lot more posts about Europe on here in the coming months!

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