It was our last night in France and we wanted to have one last French meal before we start our adventure in Morocco. We had a fully scheduled day and we were running late so we didn’t get time to go back to the hotel to change our clothes. We were slightly under dressed in our casual walking shoes. However the service from this 1 Michelin star restaurant did not disappoint us. It was the best meal we had in France so far.
Paris is suppose to be City of Romance. However this time we decided to do something different. We visited the largest cemetery in Paris- Père Lachaise Cemetery witnessing Parisians can be romantic gestures everywhere they go. We also visited one of the highlights of our trip- The Catacombs of Paris (the largest grave site in the world). 6 million remains, 19 meters below Paris. It was definitely a day of exploring the dead!
This time in Paris we went to one of Winny’s favourite stores- Ladurée. It serves one of the best teas and pastries in Paris. The shop we went to at the intersection of Rue Royale and Rue Saint Honore. It is a nice little store off the very posh street where all the famous brands are located. It is not busy like the Champs Elysee’s store so we didn’t have to wait to go in. The store was in an old French renaissance style with cute little decorations to capture girls, like Winny’s hearts.
Personally I reckon Palace of Versailles is one of the must-visit for first timers in Paris, together with the Louvre, Arc de triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Everyone seems to put Notre Dame on the must-see list, however I really don’t think it is that spectacular, there are a lot of other amazing churches in Europe. York was one of those tourists last year, he did not leave the Paris city center and had not heard of Versailles before (shock horror!). I have visited Versailles when I was a kid, I really wanted to show York why this place is so popular!
In a city that is flooded with Michelin Star restaurants, it will be a shame not to visit one. We wanted to eat at a Michelin restaurant preferably one with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Restaurant Antoine seemed to tick all the boxes. It is a 1 starred Michelin restaurant that specializes in seafood which I love. We had a window table that supposedly the best view in the restaurant to see the Eiffel Tower, however I was quite disappointed as the tower was blocked off by the trees (upon further reading it seems like the perfect view of Eiffel Tower is only visible during non-summer months when there are no foliage). Most of the dishes were delicious and the sophisticated taste isn’t something that we could easily replicate in our own kitchen.