My oldest friend moved to Paris with her job at the end of last year. She is without doubt one of my favourite people in the world, she's also my running partner, confidant, and one of the most lovely people you'll ever come across. The only positive of G moving to Paris was the fact that I could visit her, and eat pastries aplenty.
I've been to Paris with my husband (then boyfriend) before so this time I was keen to explore some different areas. After catching up over copious amounts of tea in G's beautiful Parisian apartment we headed out on our very own walking tour.
If I'm honest much of my visit was largely chatting, and walking, interspersed with the odd Patisserie, however, I did visit two 'touristy' places I think are worth mentioning. If you're looking for an incredible view over the whole of Paris then head to Sacré-Cœur Basilica. We made the decision to climb the 300 steps to the top of the dome, which was probably wise considering the Almond Croissants we had devoured. The view was breathtaking, particularly for G as she's nervous of heights!
Musée de L'Orangerie, which is a short walk from the Louvre. Among other pieces this art gallery houses a cycle of Monet's water lily paintings. It was awesome to take in something I've only ever seen on postcards. I could attempt to say something profound about Monet's masterpiece but its seems that would be unnecessary...
'Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.' Claude Monet
I love G and I loved our weekend in Paris. That's enough for me.
Is there anything you'd recommend for when I'm next in Paris?