HB Travels: Paris

(Catch up on the first legs of the trip: Amalfi Coast, Capri, Barcelona)

Our two-week European adventure ended beautiful Paris, where we spent a few days exploring just about the entire city. In fact, we clocked in at over 40 miles of walking in 4 days!

Gracie Gordon Hungry-Blonde.com | Paris, FranceGracie Gordon Sydney Vincent

After so much indulging in Italy and Barcelona, Paris became much less about the food, and more about the sights and experiences. We made sure to wander the streets of just about every neighborhood.

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We may have snuck some shopping in too 😉 Can’t travel without getting a souvenir!

img_3845img_3621img_3289Le Marais, Paris FranceGracie Gordon | Hungry-Blonde.com | Paris, France

But of course, we had to do some of the touristy things too! We saw the Notre Dame…

Notre Dame, Paris

…the Louvre…

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…a day rip Versailles…

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And naturally, we went to see the Eiffel Tower. That was one of my favorite parts of Paris because we stopped at a local grocery store on the way and picked up a baguette, cheese, procsitto and wine and had a picnic in the grass.

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There was still some great dining to be had as well, but more on the end of street/fast food over nice restaurants. Per a TON of people’s recommendations, we made a stop at L’As Du Fallafel. 

You guys. I am going to dream about this falafel. A definite must if you visit Paris!

LA's Du Fallafel, Paris

You also can’t go to Paris without getting a croissant (or 3). We enjoyed some from Aux Petit Versailles du Marais

…as well as almond croissants from Eric Kayser. Despite EK being a “chain,” this almond croissant turned out to be surprisingly one of the best things I ate in Paris.

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Last but not least, during our time in Paris we enjoyed high tea at The Peninsula Paris, as they were gracious enough to treat us to. It turned out to be one of the most magical afternoons I’ve ever had. Can you see why?

The Peninsula Paris

The Peninsula Paris is so incredibly beautiful and extravagant (very much like the Peninsula in New York). The service was wonderful, there was beautiful live music, and of course delicious tea, tea sandwiches, and pastries for days.

High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel, Paris The Peninsula Paris

I didn’t get the chance to stay at the Peninsula Paris this time around, but next time I’m in Paris it will definitely top my list.

High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel, Paris

I’ll be honest – we dined at a handful of other places, but at this point in the trip I was a little over taking photos of everything. I’m a bad blogger, I know. It happens.

(This one I did manage to capture because it was such a favorite – Danico. A beautiful bar with delicious cocktails.)

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Now here I am, a month after the trip (has it really been that long?!) finishing this post. It’s definitely bittersweet as it’s nice to be home in NYC, but another week or two in Europe definitely wouldn’t have hurt 😉 Let’s just say this trip definitely ignited the travel bug in me!

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Thanks to everyone who has followed my journey and #WEandGGoverseas! Here’s to the next adventure…

xoxo Gracie

One comment

  1. What a gorgeous looking trip! If you’re keen you should do a post on getting back into healthy living and workouts once the holiday is over – that’s always a challenge right? xxx

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