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Paris: Day Two!

April 22, 2011

Day two of Paris was just as delicious as day one!!

It started off with some complimentary pastries from our hotel, and they were amazing! They gave us croissants and buns and rolls and each were so light and fluffy, yum!!

We began our day walking the streets of Paris. The city is so beautiful, the streets and buildings are all gorgeous with so much history! Each and every building is lovely, even the Apple stores look like the most beautiful museums!

Speaking of museums, we walked by the Louvre, saw the six hour line to get in, and figured we’d seen enough. It is so difficult to become cultured in Paris… The lines are just too long!

Instead of broadening our minds we spent the entire day shopping. The lineups were shorter. You would have thought that with my mom and my fervor for shopping we’d have worked up quite the appetite, but I suppose we were still full from all the treats we ate yesterday! We still managed to enjoy some treats, though!

We stopped at Hediard to check out the amazing food and stumbled across the most beautiful fruit!

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The strawberries and cherries looked fake, they were so perfect!

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The store was incredible. There were giant chocolate eggs, four feet tall and must have weighed a ton! And hot, salty wasabi nuts that made your eyes water!

We attempted to go to Ladurée and try the famous macaroons but the line was absolutely nuts! I tried to take a photo of the elaborate displays they had but I was quickly shooed out. Apparently they thought I was going to steal all their secrets. Thankfully there is another location just around the corner from our hotel, so we’ll try again tomorrow!

We decided to stop by the George V hotel to see what all the fuss is about. It was gorgeous, the flower arrangements really were spectacular! We went into the bar with the intention of getting some champagne, but the hot chocolate was calling my name.

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It was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had! It was so rich and chocolatey, almost as if I was sipping melted chocolate. Then they brought over a little plate with homemade marshmallows, whipped cream, and teeny balls of chocolate covered biscuits to add to the drink. It was incredible. It almost made me consider paying the €2500 a night just so I could have access to it all the time! Although then I’d have no money left to buy the hot chocolate…

After our little stop at the George V we had to rush to make our dinner reservations at Domenique Bouchet. It was a teeny little French restaurant that was suggested by a friend from home that was clearly not used to having tourists. The menu was all in French and the waiters knew very little English. We recognized a word here and there, like boeuf and poisson, so we figured we weren’t ordering goat brains or anything scary like that.

We also recognized two other words…

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I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t feel that the words ‘pied’ and ‘cochon’ are ones that go well together, especially not on a dinner menu! Thank goodness for boeuf et tomates.

That was the extent of our delicious adventures. We were going to stop by Amorino Gelato again to try some of the other flavours, but we we just too full! So tomorrow Ladurée and Amorino are on our to-do list!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2011 7:41 pm

    I forgot to tell you that it it very difficult to take pictures at Ladurée. They might be very protective of their image. So, be quick and persistent!

    • April 22, 2011 7:51 pm

      Haha yes, the plan is to be sneaky and pretend I’m sending a text or something!! The display was just so amazing that I really want a picture of it to keep!

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