Our Paris Trip

I’ve seem to have lost my blogging mojo recently… I’m mostly going to blame the puppy. Betsy likes to wake up a lot earlier than I’m used to and it’s resulting in a  lot of lethargic Zoe days. I seem to be spending a great deal of my time running around and playing with her in an attempt to tire her out, as she still isn’t allowed out of the house. She has been pretty well behaved and has slept through every night except for the very first. I mustn’t grumble – But you know me!

Anyway, time for a quick Paris update. It feels like an age since we were there, but it was only a week and a half ago that we returned. We hadn’t planned to go away this summer as we went to San Fran in April, but I was itching for a break and decided to contact the couple that we had house swapped with a few years ago. They were fully up for it, which made the trip cheap and cheerful for us. Well, when I say cheap and cheerful we did have one indulgent day where we went for the most delicious lunch at the Le Relais Louis XIII – A 2 Michelin-starred French restaurant, which I’ll tell you more about in another post.

Paris was as lovely as ever; however, a lot of shops close over the summer and we did find that we were sometimes shut out of places we would have loved to have spent some time in. We were aware that this would be the case before we left, however, and simply spent a lot of time soaking up the atmosphere on the streets, drinking at many of the cafes and doing a great deal of people watching. We did plenty of walking and plenty more eating, and the weather held out for us most of the time. What is with this summer eh?!

It was great to get away and I’m hoping that our Paris swapping buddies will now be prepared to swap for many years to come!

These guys were amazing! We saw them pop up a few times during our trip – Check out the keyboard player!

We sat at a popular cafe/bar in Oberkampf for hours after a long day of walking and this was being finished whilst we drank copious amounts of wine. I can’t for the life of me remember the name, but it served the most amazing Pizza!

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5 Responses

  1. Yvonne Mannix Duffield August 10, 2012 / 10:40 am

    Ooh, I love Paris, it is a bit quieter in August but still worth going. Looks like you had fun.

  2. Megan Broutian (@meganbroutian) August 10, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    Dang girl! With those black sunglasses and black outfit… looking good, AND looking like a true Parisian! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find me some swapping buddies :)

  3. Alice Barton August 11, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    Lovely!! Hope to be able to visit paris soon…. your bf-s hairdo is pretty perfect!! xx

  4. auscanucksarah August 14, 2012 / 9:59 am

    Oh my God you have Paris swapping house buddies?! Now THAT’S a relationship to have!! Lucky duck! Gotta love that you have one of the greatest cities only 2 hrs away for a mini break!

    • seebyzoe August 14, 2012 / 10:48 am

      I know! AND they only live 15 mins from the Gare du Nord, so it makes things even easier :)

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