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Another (our 41st) anniversary in Paris

Another anniversary in Paris day one

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The Blvd Saint Germain at night

On the final morning of last year's anniversary trip to Paris we decided it could be a lovely idea to return to our favourite city annually! So a year later here we were, catching the Eurostar from London for a celebration weekend. As we had last year, we treated ourselves to the standard premier service which meant more room, a quieter carriage and a tasty light lunch with wine.

We arrived at the Gare du Nord just before five, and by the time we'd queued to buy Metro tickets and travelled to the nearest stop to our hotel, Mabillon, it was almost six. We were impressed by the lobby of the Hotel Clement, and although our room was plainly furnished and small, it was quiet and suited our needs just fine - excellent Left Bank location, clean and comfortable, efficient WiFi.

We unpacked and freshened up, then headed out for the evening. We enjoyed a drink at the Café La Bonaparte, by the Eglise Saint Germain des Pres, a great spot for people-watching.

Café La Bonaparte

People watching in Saint Germain des Pres

Au Pied de Fouet

We then checked out the restaurants in the nearby streets. We settled on the Au Pied de Fouet, a typical Parisian style bistro. We got a table on the outside terrace where we had a lovely dinner. My choices of salad with blue cheese and walnuts, confit de canard and tarte tatin were all good, and the service was friendly - a lovely first evening back in Paris.

Posted by ToonSarah 16:54 Archived in France Tagged night food restaurant paris anniversary street_photography Comments (13)

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