Our aim here is to get you to go out and have the best possible weekend.
A long weekend, no plans and eager to do something fun. What better way to scan lastminute.com and book spontaneous flights to… PARIS.
After an early start at Kings Cross International, a breezy journey on the Eurostar and a little snooze, we arrived at Gare du Nord by 10am ready for the sights and delights of Paris!
How to get around? The Big Bus.
A great way to get around all the ‘must-see’ spots is the Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tours. Relatively cheap, great value and head phones to ensure you listen to all the informative history of the city with quaint Parisian music along the way. Top tip: have your camera the ready for all the key sightseeing spots.
My favourite spot in the city? Montmartre.
Situated on a hill in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre is primarily known for its artistic history and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, a stunning Roman Catholic church built in 1914. Famous painters including Modigliani, Picasso and Van Gogh have all had studios or worked in the area and today you can get a snippet of that creative flair by visiting the Place du Tertre, the artists square. As dozens of modern day artists set up their easels and paint away throughout the day, tourists flood the area. Make sure you stop for a nice glass of wine whilst watching feeling inspired as the artists demonstrate their craft.
Best sun set spot? Notre-Dame Cathedral.
As the sun starts to set we headed to another famous landmark, Notre-Dame Cathedral, known as one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Take a moment to wander around and admire the incredible detail that has gone in to every inch of the beautiful building whilst the sun sets.
Last but not least… THE FOOD.
The cuisine is without a doubt one of my favourites. Fresh baguettes, juicy steaks, crispy fries and creamy foie gras. The choice of cute Parisian restaurants is endless. My recommendation: Alcazaar.
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