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Paris…c’est bon ça

March 26, 2012

After a beautiful weekend in Paris with my sister and another day full of traveling I am back in Austria for my Spring break.  It was a beautiful day to travel but before I go into any more detail about a rather boring flight why not talk about Paris instead!

I wish I could have stayed in Paris for another couple of days because the City is beautiful and there’s so much to see. The weather could not have been any more cooperative as they’re wasn’t a single cloud on the sky all weekend long. The temperatures were summery with  27°C yesterday afternoon.

Our days were filled with lots of delicious food, mostly in the form of macarons or croissants . . .

. . . but the food really is worth a whole separate post! Let’s just say, we were both craving salads and vegetables after a day of munching on macarons and other sweet treats that Paris has to offer.

But of course we did not just eat! Christina (who was the tour guide; I was the photographer) planned for us to see the most important sights and included a fun afternoon at the Champs-Élysée where we indulged in some shopping 🙂

We left Paris Sunday afternoon which left us with enough time in the morning to go to the Louvre to check out some art. I was really excited about seeing The Mona Lisa but was a bit disappointed once we got there since the painting is smaller than expected. Also there wasn’t really an opportunity to have a closer look at it since there were hundreds of people there taking pictures. I was one of them 😉

The Louvre itself though is a lot bigger than I remembered. According to our Lonely Planet guide book it would take 9 months to see every single piece of art in the museum. Impressive!

After visiting the Louvre we walked over to the Ile de la Cité to have a look at the Notre Dame. We didn’t stay for long as it was really crowded and we had to go back to our hotel to pick up our bags and catch our train back to London.

I really wish I could have stayed longer because 3 days just isn’t enough. But now that I know that Paris is just a 2 hour train ride away from London I’m sure our goodbyes were not an  Au Revoir  but more an  A bientôt!

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  • Reply Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking March 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Ahhh you came to Paris during a great weekend! I love your photos and I’m glad you had a great time!

  • Reply Antonia March 27, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Thanks Anna. The guy at our hotel actually said that weekends in Paris are always sunny and warm. Really wish I could have stayed a bit longer to see even more.

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