My Trip To Paris: Day 1

The Printemps Rooftop Terrace

If you follow my personal Instagram account: DanielleOpreij, you might have seen I visited Paris last week.


As the Covid restrictions are loosening here in Europe, I promised a friend we would go to Paris as soon as we were able to go. This promise was made last year. We had no idea the lockdown would take so long. France welcomed tourists starting June 9th, 2021. But here in The Netherlands it took a bit longer before we got the OK to go. So with our negative PCR-tests in hand, we took the train to Paris, which is only 2 hours away by train from where we live.


We had an absolute wonderful time and ate our way through France's capital city. The weather predictions were bleak (only rain & thunder), but it ended up mostly dry and even very sunny on our first day. We stayed in a magnificent new hotel, Le Chouchou hotel, right in the middle of the heart of the city. Our room was a Pinterest-dream, complete with gold bathroom faucets and a Parisian balcony.


Le Chouchou Hotel, Paris


Le Chouchou Hotel, Paris


Le Chouchou Hotel, Paris


Le Chouchou Hotel, Paris


We arrived around noon and made our way to the Printemps department store for lunch. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and we sat outside on a rooftop terrace enjoying all the spectacular views.


Le Printemps Paris Rooftop Terrace


Le Printemps Paris Rooftop Terrace

Then we headed to Galleries Lafayette department store and after shopping for hours, we were parched and ordered a kumbucha ice tea with a little French pastry. I had a tigre financier - a "tiger" financier (an iconic French pastry).


Ladurée at Printemps, Paris


Galleries Lafayette, Paris


Galleries Lafayette, Paris


For dinner we walked to the Seine and made reservations for Kong restaurant, which I've always wanted to go ever since it was featured on the last episode of Sex and the City. It was such a beautiful restaurant and offered amazing views of the 1st arrondissement and the Seine river. Dinner was amazing and followed by an incredible dessert by Pierre Hermé.


KONG Restaurant, Paris




KONG Restaurant, Paris


KONG Restaurant, Paris


KONG Restaurant, Paris


KONG Restaurant, Paris


Stay tuned for more Paris pictures of food, pastries, food, hats, and food!

I'd appreciate it if you follow my Instagram page Paris Loves Pastry. Here you can view more pictures and videos of our Paris trip!

Au Revoir!

Comments

Unknown said…
Brilliant post! Your day-wise Paris trip experiences have certainly nudged me to get a France Visa Online. I shared your blog with my wife and kids and they are already imagining about their time in Paris. However, I gave them the task of preparing a nice, fun-filled travel itinerary that can help all of us have a great time in Paris. I will be going through your other blogs to get some more information about Paris and its attractions.

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