Monday, 7 October 2013

Paris Day 2: Food glorious food...along with a spot of sightseeing

Saturday dawned and I was exhausted, which wasn't ideal as we had a full day planned. I dragged my ass out of bed, hopped in the shower and before I had even woken up properly The Boy had me on the bus ready for a tour of the city.

The Hop On, Hop Off bus tours had been recommended to us by Zsa as a perfect way to see all the sights in a really short space of time and as we had planned to spend Sunday wandering, Saturday seemed like to perfect time to cram in some sightseeing.
We started at Montmartre and Sacre Coeur which, as Sophie mentioned in her post on Wednesday, seems to be the hotspot for dodgy men trying to steal your valuables. The gangs of men can be quite intimidating, even leading me to respond to the question of "Hey lady, where you from?" with "London. So f*** off".* 

Once you get past them the site is quite magical with fantastic views of the city. Sadly for us it was a bit drizzly but it was still incredibly romantic. 

We hopped back on the bus and headed back into the main part of the city for lunch and a walk along the river.
It was a lovely morning and we actually managed to fit a lot in; the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the locks at Pont de l'Archeveche, it was amazing.
Believe it or not the image above wasn't lunch, it was an afternoon snack. It's amazing how easily the fat girl in me comes out when I'm on holiday! Fondue and wine in the afternoon with The Boy, it was so romantic.

After a whizz around the Eiffel Tower we went for a stroll around L'Hôtel national des Invalides where there was loads of military personal taking part in a ceremony of some kind. It was awe inspiring, and the uniforms were pretty fantastic.

It was getting late so we decided to head back to the hotel and get ready for dinner at Unico, an Argentinian restaurant nearby.
They specialised in steak and it was delicious. The Boy was in his element. 

Although I enjoyed it, white wine is more my thing but I couldn't fault the food, it was a lovely evening of good conversation to round off our Saturday in the city.

*Apologies Mum, I know you don't like the swearing but on this occasion I think even you would have been alright with it.

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