April 6, 2012

Guest Post: A perfect Paris getaway

I'm going to Paris for the weekend and my friend Sam from Something Samarah has come up with the perfect itinerary for us:

"Easter weekend is soon upon us and most plan to escape the city in search of the perfect mini break. I on the other hand, am having a bit of a London stay-cation.

Whilst I am happy to stay put I did get a slight pang of jealously as a couple of my good friends head across the channel to the city that's forever chic. To counter act my envy I have made list of a few things I would get up to if I were joining the two crazy blondes on their Paris mini break:

1) Grab a glass of bubbly at the Champagne bar at London's Kings Cross - we all need to set the mood!

2) Stroll through the Tuileries gardens to experience Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's 'Flowers that Bloom at Midnight', and while we are right there pop in to the Pavillon des Arts et du Design, a modern art and design fair hosted in the same Tuileries gardens. 

3) A visit to Androuet Fromagerie - where Androuet selects and matures by himself handcrafted and farm cheeses, raw milk cheeses (YES!), from the best localities and best cheese makers in France.

4) Get 'lost' in Montmartre. 

5) Pay ceramic shop Le Petit Atelier De Paris a visit. 

6) Easter Sunday Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral - I am not Catholic but it would be a beautiful experience. 

7) A stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées - just because.

8) Pop in to the Centre Pompidou

9) Musee d'Orsay - which boasts the best collection of impressionists paintings in the world, but that aside it a beautiful space. 

10) And if the weather is amazing hop on a bike and cycle around the city; after all, we need to justify all the wine and cheese consumed! 

Have you been to Paris? What are some of your favourite things to do, eat and see in the City of Love?

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