To travel from London to Paris or vice versa is pretty easy and straightforward. Head over to Eurostar and book your tickets! It’s that simple. There are a few stations available and quite a few timings to choose from thus it is really convenient. In just 2 hours and 23 mins, you’ll reach Paris!
You can read my London post here: http://www.modgam.com/london/
|Departs||London St Pancras Int’l at 10:24|
|Arrives||Paris Gare Du Nord at 13:47|
I love Ibis Paris Opera la Fayette hotel so much for it is located in the centre of Paris and just 3 mins walk from Cadet Metro Station! From the metro station to the hotel, you will pass by a supermarket where we stock up chips and mineral water! Super convenient. Right infront of the station we have Mc Donalds and a whole stretch of food places. You will never be hungry here!
I cannot emphasize enough how much I’ve always enjoy staying at Ibis Hotel for it is very clean, comfortable, has all the basic essentials, good location, value for money and most importantly… what you see is what you get! We can only rely on reviews and some photos we see on website before making our booking so it really matters to me that what I see is what I get. And with this, I can always trust Ibis Hotel.
Are you ready to explore Paris with me?
HOLYBELLY - eating
19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France - map shows walking from our hotel takes 23mins
Jacques Bonsergent line 5
One of the hottest brunch places in Paris, Holybelly has garnered a strong following, so don’t be surprised to see a long queue outside the cafe – especially on weekends.
Eiffel Tower Quai Branly, Trocadéro/Tour Eiffel, Paris Phone Number: (01) 4411-2323
Champ de Mars / Tour Eiffel on line RER C
By elevator: 1st and 2nd levels €11, top €17. By stairs: 1st and 2nd levels only, €7
River Cruise (Optional) Cruise up the majestic Seine and see how Paris famous sites are revealed from a new perspective. This cruise comes for free with the Paris Pass.
Angelina Paris - eating
226 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Tuileries 2mins walk
The famous "African" hot chocolate and The Mont-Blanc.
Printemps Shopping Mall
102 Rue Provence, 75009 Paris, France Phone Number: (01) 4282-5000
Chaussée d'Antin, Opéra, or Trinité
320 meters down the Boulevard Haussmann from Galeries Lafayette is the main competitor - Printemps Paris. The two stores and two families have been rivals from just before the turn of the 20th century.
Line 1 (Charles de Gaulle, George V, Franklin
While walking in Paris, In Champs Elysees Avenue, the city stands for the style and happiness of living in France, and on top of the massive traffic and fast food restaurants, the Avenue des Champs Elysees still sparkles. Along the way, you will see fancy brands such as Louis Vitton and Cartier but also cinemas and cafés.
Arc de Triomphe
Pl. Charles-de-Gaulle, Champs-Élysées, Paris Phone Number: (01) 55377377
One of the most popular attractions in Paris, Inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus, the Arc de Triomphe is located in Paris in the world’s largest traffic roundabout and is the biggest and tallest triumphal arch in the world - about 49 meters (161 ft.) high and 44 meters (144 ft.) wide.
You have to visit Holybelly for they serve really delicious brunch! I love how they soak the pancakes in maple syrup so you can cut a slice and have it in one mouthful! It was so delicious I actually went back twice!
CAFE KITSUNE "51 Galerie de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 40 15 62 31"
Located in the beautiful Jardin du Palais Royal, this place is a hot favourite amongst many, and is coveted for its matcha latte and serenity. a lovely spot in the garden to recharge at while sipping on a cup of coffee.
Champs Elysees Champs-Élysées, Paris
Line 1 (Charles de Gaulle, George V, Franklin
Went back for more shopping. haha
Notre Dame Pl. du Parvis, Paris Phone Number: (01) 4234-5610
Metro line 4 Cité , RER B and RER C: Saint Michel - Notre Dame
Little Baobei 7 Rue de Châteaudun, 75009 Paris, France Cadet It was really near our hotel and the cafe looks like fun with signature ramen burger!
The air is really cooling so I sat happily under the sun having my yummy cuppa at Kitsune Cafe only to realise I got sunburnt quite badly. arghhh hahahaa morale of story, ALWAYS apply sunblock!
I told myself if I have the chance to visit Notre Dame again, I will climb all the way up to see all the gargoyles and the view from above. The queue was simply toooooooo long thus I left in disappointment yet again.
Lafayette Gourmet, 35 bd Haussmann, ground floor and lower ground floor of Lafayette Maison and Gourmet.
"Metro: Chaussée d'Antin, Opéra, or Trinité
RER: Auber (Line A) or Haussmann St-Lazare (Line E)"
Lafayette Gourmet occupies an area spanning 3,500m² across 2 floors, bringing you the very best in fine food for your daily grocery shopping, as well as providing a home delivery service.
L Eclair de genie (Lafayette Gourmet)
"35 Boulevard Haussmann
Galeries Lafayette Shopping Mall
40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Chaussée d'Antin – La Fayette (Paris Métro)
Galeries Lafayette (Paris) began as a men’s clothing and accessory store in 1893 and has become a 10-story department store stuffed with clothing, toys, household goods and cafés for everyone to shop.
Palais du Louvre, Louvre/Tuileries, Paris Phone Number: (01) 4020-5317
Metro lines 1 and 7 - Palais royal - Musée du Louvre
Where the famous Mona Lisa painting is.
Tuileries Gardens Bordered by Quai des Tuileries, Pl. de la Concorde, Rue de Rivoli, and the Louvre, Paris Phone Number: (01)-4020-9043
Moulin Rouge 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France
Blanche (line 2)
The Moulin Rouge (Red mill) is an iconic cabaret theatre in Paris, the distinctive red windmill protrudes above the theatre roof on Boulevard de Clichy in the Pigalle District.
When in Paris, eat croque monsieur, baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich. The dish originated in French cafes and bars as a quick snack. People watching at the same thing while seated along pathway with a view.
BUVETTE GASTROTHÈQUE - eating 28 Rue Henri Monnier, 75009
Pigalle (2, 12), Saint-Georges (12)
best croque madame
Sacre Coeur Basilica
Pl. du Parvis-du-Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre, Paris
"Abbesses – Line 12 (green)
Anvers – Line 2 (blue)
Lamarck Caulaincourt – Line 12 (green)"
While some of Paris residents like it more than others, the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris, devoted to the sacred heart of Jesus (the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris) is one of Paris's most beloved tourist attractions
Amorino - eating 39 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France on our way out from Sacre Coeur to the train station.
L'As Du Fallafel -- eating
"32-34 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France
Phone:+33 1 48 87 63 60"
most famous falafel joint in Paris
After visiting the beautiful church, we decided to follow what everyone else was doing; sat ourselves down on the grass and simply enjoy the view.
Pretty ice-cream rose that is even yummier than it looks. I wanted to beautify my “rose” with colours but I really love all things chocolate, caramel and butterscotch! LOL
Google L’As Du Fallafel and you’ll see this is one of the best fallafel in Paris! Just look at the queue!
On our last day, I didn’t plan anything except the must go Seine River and mostly just wandering freely. I even had time to check out Barbie Doll Exhibition at Museum of Decorative Arts! The display includes more than 700 dolls over 1,500 square feet and includes Barbie changing over the decades!! It is so interesting I spent over 2 hours inside!
Love the bakery smell and so we walked in and came out with 2 Palmier; French pastry, crispy and sweet!
And of cos Mc Donalds! I love checking out Mc Donalds everywhere I travel, who is with me? There are I think at least 12 different mc flurry and even one in speculoos! I was using the self-check out machine before it arrived in Singapore. #cheapthrill hahaa
Merci beaucoup Paris, you are so beautiful.
I prefer London but we’ll see…. heading to Rome!