My Trip To Paris: Day 1
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.
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.
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).
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.
Stay tuned for more Paris pictures of food, pastries, food, hats, and food!
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