As you may have seen on Instagram, we recently returned from a two week trip to Europe. Our journey took us through England, France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Today I am going to share a quick recap on our time in London and Paris.
We spent only one night in London as it was just a stopping point on our way to Paris. While we were there for less than 24 hours, we had a great time. We walked from our hotel near Buckingham Palace past Big Ben and across the Thames to the London Eye. It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed a spectacular view of the city. At the suggestion of a friend, we had dinner at Bill's which had a great atmosphere, delicious food and was perfect for a four year old.
The next morning we took the train to Paris where we stayed for three nights in an apartment in the Marais. While we had a great time and managed to see a good number of the "main attractions", it was definitely a tiring three days. Touring a city with a jet-lagged four year old isn't ideal. Especially when you are also a bit tired and grumpy.
Here are a few photos from London and Paris.
I'd be remiss not to share some of our favorite eating spots in Paris. Isn't that what traveling is all about, eating good food? I would consider these "not to miss" if you are planning a trip.
1. Merci- basement cafe (bottom left photo)- We enjoyed lunch there on two separate occasions. It is casual, charming and delicious.
2. Du Pain et Des Idees- (Top left and right) Hands down one of the best bakeries I have ever been to. This was a recommendation from Tony Bourdain and it did not disappoint. The chocolate pistachio "escargot" is definitely on my list of top 3 pastries ever. We also ate here twice.
3. Miznon- This restaurant in the Marais was one of the best meals we ate in Paris. They make amazing grilled vegetables (a whole cauliflower) and pitas with chicken salad, lamb, etc. I am sensing a pattern because this was also a 2 visit spot.
4. L'AS Du Fallafel- is also in the Marias, right near Miznon, and this restaurant is cheap and fast and oh so good (bottom right).
Stay tuned for more details from our trip in coming posts!