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02/10/2014

A Parisian Adventure



Well where to start? We managed to fit quite a lot into our 2 night stay in Paris before heading down to the South of France. I thought I would do an overview post of what we got up to with smaller more in-depth posts on our favourite things we did, including an amazing lunch on the left bank as an early 30th birthday present from John.

As soon as we stepped off the Eurostar into the city of lights and found our lovely little Airbnb apartment, which was conveniently located near the Seine river, we were out the door walking along the riverside on our way to the Notre Dame and the love lock bridge. It was a lovely warm evening and Mr A loved running past all the boats and taking in the inspiring and beautiful scenery. We had heard of a good Falafel place near the Notre Dame but after wondering the little streets we settled for some lovely pizza, a big chunky vegetable one, which was light and super tasty, I know not French but it was getting late is was very child friendly.


Notre Darme

Paris fun

Paris love

Parisian adventure

The next day was spent exploring the Jardin Des Plantes which is a beautiful park with large sunflowers and corn growing as well as housing the Palaeontology Museum which was perfect for a dinosaur loving toddler and a place we will share with you in a separate post. We whizzed around the city on the Metro and RER, visited some vintage shops as well as Jardin Du Luxembourg before making our way over to the Eiffel tower as Mr A was intrigued by all the images of it over Paris so thought we really should go and see this famous landmark.


Parisian park

Paris fun


Parisian sunset

Paris with kids


The morning we left to catch the TGV we had a little bit more time to run around some of the beautiful outdoor spaces Paris has to offer as well as pop into a bakery and pick up some yummy fresh baguettes for the train, before making our way down to our James Villas Villa with Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Oh Paris how we love you for you are such a beautiful place and very child friendly.

14 comments:

  1. How did you get on with the Airbnb thing? I just signed up today - late adotper! - and am intrguied.

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    1. We had a really good experience this time - the host was amazing, showed us everything we needed and than said if we had any problems just to call - the flat was clean, central and perfect for us. The first time though we stayed in a flat in Covent Garden and the fridge and bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly and all the bedding was wet (literally just washed and still in the washing machine) and with no tumble dryer and only very small electric heaters it meant only having dry bedding by 11pm that night - but otherwise an awesome flat

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  2. I do love Paris, though have yet to go there with the kids. It does look so different and child friendly through a parents eyes. Glad you enjoyed :)

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    1. You really should take them - there is so much for them to do :)

      Laura x

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  3. Alright, I'll admit it, Paris is not my favourite, but you've made it look very inviting and worth another look for a family break.

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    1. Hi Eleanor - maybe you need to give it another chance - it really is a beautiful place ;)

      Laura x

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  4. I love Paris, such a gorgeous city and I can't wait to return. Brilliant post.

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    1. Thanks so much - cannot wait to read about your experience

      Laura x

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  5. Your photos are beautiful! I love Paris. I have only experienced it as a child friendly place going there twice as a child and once as an adult with three kids. In the future I'll go on a grown up trip there too! ;-) My mum loves it so much and is planning to return next year, meanwhile she is decorating her hall with a Paris theme to remind her. x

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  6. oh Paris! I can't wait to go back late this month! xx

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  7. Aw Paris! I love that you found it so child-friendly.

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  8. I've made a visit to Paris my new years resolution, ha! Love the photos, the one of the two men relaxing is great!

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  9. Looks like you had a great time and the weather was nice too x

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  10. Oh shoot! My previous comment waxing lyrical about my absolute love of Paris appears to have disappeared... Mon Dieu! Hopefully it'll materialise. Regardless, it's a truly enchanting place. I love the photos of your very own Petit Prince right beside the coolest bridge in the whole wide world. Tres belle!

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