I always dreamt of what a honeymoon in Paris would be like, and my dream has come true!
Flying Air France is always the best way to slowly immense yourself into the French culture. We were surprised with a beautiful bottle of wine from the Air France staff congratulating us on our marriage. Needless to say, the Chateau Rollan de By only lasted one night unopened!
We arrived at our Pad à Terre Louvre next to Les Halles at 7:00 in the morning. It was overcast and cold so a nap was a wonderful decision before we headed out onto the streets around 20:00. I have never stayed by the Les Halles before so I welcomed this arrondissement as my new neighborhood to be explored. The most familiar neighborhood I love so much is Le Marais, which I will be moving to in a few days.
DAY 1 (arrival day and slightly jet-lagged)
The Les Halles district has amazing restaurants, patisseries and incredible architecture. Our first stop was Saint-Eustache situated right in Les Halles and on the corner of our Pied-à-terre. We were woken every morning by ringing of the church bells – we will miss them!
We walked to the Seine and crossed over at Pont Neuf, then strolled on the Left Bank of the Sienne feeling very hungry and thirsty. We decided the best place to start our trip was the elegant and historic Café de Flore. It opened in 1887 and today you can feel the history while enjoying exquisite food and service.
Oh, and the picture above was not my dinner! David was in his element with this quintessential french meal. 🙂
The last stop before we ended our evening was Notre-Dame de Paris and a little nightcap: the perfect end to a wonderful beginning!