Paris report (finally!)

Ok, so here we finally go with our Paris tour from September- I can’t believe that it has been that long!

Day 1

For weeks we had researched where we wanted to go and what to see, and decided that this time it had to be more of a “food experience trip”. Our reference was the wonderful book Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris by fellow blogger Clotilde Dussoulier – worth every penny!

We left our house by taxi on 24th September (yes I said it was ages ago!) during the late morning to take the Eurostar that would then take us to Paris. Ah travelling in style! I love taking the train now! No hassle with knitting needles, food, water- or coffee.
A few hours, some knitting and a few chapters (on the audio book) later we arrived at our destination: a small flat near Les Halles- the only downside of this otherwise perfect flat was that we had to climb up to the third floor with very heavy suitcases…(G also might want to add the smell from the staircase, but that didn’t bother me too much).

Since by now it was already late afternoon, we decided that it was time for a walk. We did a lot of walking during the following days thanks to nearly perfect weather!

We wandered off in the direction of the Centre Pompidou (lots of old memories for me there reading in the children’s library).

L' Atelier Brancusi where the children's library used to be

L' Atelier Brancusi where the children's library used to be

We weren’t tired (yet) so off we went to the rue des Rosiers to have a closer inspection of the famous place L’As du Fallafel. When I lived in Paris (very, very long ago) we didn’t go into that part of town for several reasons, one of them was that they used to throw bombs there…

From the food perspective, a look into those Jewish bakeries was priceless: full of wonderful specialities – amazing to look and oh so tempting to eat- although quite safe from us (sigh). Finally, arriving at L’As du Fallafel, I must say that it’s not the place where I usually would go- but since it was recommended so warmly by numerous respectable food blogs we took a deep breath, thought about our (now) sore feet- and walked in.

No words needed!

And boy was it worth it! We were not disappointed: very friendly service and amazing food! I will definitely go back there and if you haven’t been yet- have a try: you won’t regret it!

Rested and well fed we went to Notre Dame which still remains my favourite cathedral. Being inside always makes me feel like being in the middle ages. The sun was just setting, so we had perfect light for pictures. For the way back to our place we went on a quick journey with “le metro”.


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