If you follow our Instagram you’ll notice we spent a few days in Paris in March of this year and loved everybit of it. Paris was mesmeorizing even though it had been about 10 years since we last visited; t was still as beautiful as we remembered it.
With just a couple of days to revisit the city before heading off to Bordeaux we focused on a few places to visit. First we popped into dinner at the newly opened Hoxton Paris. The vibe was as you say very Parisian with low lighting and a busy dining room but still audible to hear your conversation. The food was good and plentiful and we loved the little lounge area before the restaurant. The tables were a bit too close to each other though as we had to pull out the table to sit on the other side of it.
Sadly we had opted not to visit the Notre Dame because we had stopped there years ago, instead we made a trip to the Louvre and you guessed it- made a bee line to the Mona Lisa! One thing that no one ever tells you is that the Mona Lisa is deep in the museum and involves some walking. Do admire the other works of art as you go along though and it does help to get there early so you can leisurely walk to the Mona Lisa and not have to rush in and out before closing time. The best thing about offseason is that the crowds are smaller than they would be in the summer.
Lastly our favorite part of the trip was our stay at La Reserve. We’ve had our eye on this hotel for years and it simply took our breath away. Located in the 8th arrondisment, the hotel is centrally located making it close to the presidential palace, the Champs D’Elysees and the high end shops on Saint Faubourgh Honore.
The hotel has rooms that have spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower as well as rooms that have views of its internal coutryard. While it looks antique it stll has a modern look to it which is showcased in its well connected wifi rooms. In our room we could use the Ipad given to turn off the lights, tv and contact the butlers right from bed. The only thing missing is that we couldn’t lock the door from bed too.
If you hate the cold you’ll be happy to know that the bathroom has heated marble floors and a huge bathtub with a tv at its base.
My stay was nothing short of spectacular it’s easy to see why this hotel was rated the best hotel in the Europe.
Until Next Time Keep Travelling!