We woke bright and early to make the most of our second and last day in Paris. Feeling slightly delicate from the previous evening, and with our bellies rumbling, we hopped into a cab in the direction of Angelina.
I had booked us a reservation at the famous Parisian tearoom so we were able to skip the queue and head straight to our table, something we were extremely grateful for in our hungry state!
Continuing my quest to visit the most fabulous corners of Paris, I knew a trip to Angelina was a must.
It was founded in 1903 and the history is steeped throughout the tearoom. Coco Chanel and some of the biggest names in fashion have graced Angelina with their presence since its opening, and you can almost imagine them sitting in the corner sipping their hot chocolate.
The interior combines elegance with romance and old fashioned charm. It’s simply stunning.
Angelina is all about complete and utter indulgence, so we began with croissants and a big jug of their famous African hot chocolate. Thick, melted chocolate mixed in with a fresh dollop of cream. If this isn’t pure indulgence, I don’t know what is.
We also dined on eggs Benedict, omelettes and big bowls of fresh fruit, before making our way to The Angelina delicatessen.
To work off our rather large breakfast, and also to make the most of the lovely weather, we decided to skip taxis and take the long stroll towards the Notre Dame, passing some famous landmarks on the way.
I couldn’t help but feel completely romantic standing on the Pont des Arts, not because of the locks hanging from the railings, but because I was imagining one of my favourite movie scenes of all time…(yes, I am obsessed!)
After what felt like hours of walking, we finally saw the Notre Dame in the distance!
But firstly, we needed a coffee pit stop before going any further!
The Notre Dame was even more stunning than I imagined. The attention to detail is impeccable and the building is beautifully symmetrical. The queue to look around inside was ridiculously long, so we took a few snaps and made our way back in the opposite direction.
During our walk back, we came across this rather random beach on the side of the river. There were people in swim shorts and bikinis casually soaking up the sun!
We made a quick stop along the Avenue des Champs Elysees on our way to catch the Eurostar, to pick up some fresh macaroons from Laduree to bring home with us and some goodies from Sephora, before saying our final farewell to Paris.
Paris, once again you have been nothing but fabulous. Two days just isn’t enough, and I still feel like I have so much to explore in this beautiful city! I promise I will be back!
I’ve heard Christmas in Paris is rather beautiful…
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