My Pierre Hermé Ispahan macaron (lychee, rose & raspberry) and white chocolate & candied orange from Sadaharu Aoki, with gorgeous packaging!
We reached the Seine and took an evening river trip with Bateaux-Mouches. The trip lasts an hour and ten minutes and was €13.50 per adult. You get to see Paris from another angle - it's quite interesting.
Before we went back to our hotel, we had a bite to eat in a Moroccan style restaurant in the Latin Quarter of the city. It was a bit dark to take decent photos though!
E Dehillerin is a kitchen shop, famous for their copper pans. There's two floors packed with cookware and it's really old fashioned, wrapping your purchases in brown paper. I could have spent a good hour mooching around in here but the museums were calling!
Apparently the Musée du Louvre is the world's most visited museum. If you know when you want to visit, buy tickets before you go (€12-16), as the queues can be very long. Plan to spend a good few hours here, as the museum is vast. Don't forget to look up, as the ceilings are just as amazing as the art on the walls! Bonus - photography is allowed here.
We followed the Louvre with a visit to the Musée de l'Orangerie, just a short walk from the Louvre, through the park. If you are planning on going to the Musée d'Orsay as well, buy a combined ticket for the two as it's cheaper (€16). The Musée de l'Orangerie is breathtaking if you like the Water Lilies by Claude Monet! The huge paintings are housed in two impressive elliptical rooms, there are also collections by Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume in the museum.
Next time I go, it will be a slower paced trip and include the Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe and L'Hotel des Invalides.
Allow plenty of time for museums etc.
Plan, research and make an itinerary.
Buy a book of Metro tickets.
Take a guide book with a pull out map.
Download some apps to your phone, eg maps, attractions etc.
If you are planning a foodies trip to Paris, read this informative post by Fiona Beckett on Matching Food & Wine blog.
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