Five on Friday- Bonjour Paris!

So I am suuuuper late posting this, and it feels like it was forever ago already! We surprised Greg’s mom with a trip to Paris and tickets to the French Open for her 70th birthday.  We took the Eurostar Saturday morning, it’s so handy taking a train from London straight to the city center in Paris, and it only takes about an hour and a half, crazzy!

1. Site seeing 

We were staying right by the Arc de triomphe, hello Eiffel Tower!

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The sun came out and it turned out to be a beautiful day.  Basilique du Sacre couer.  I love going to see old churches in European cities.

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If you walk to the top of the church, behind it you will find Montmartre.  It is where a bunch of artist sell their paintings and will also paint your portrait.  There are tons of little cute cafes up there where you can get crepes, coffee, and croque madames, yes please! Paris May 2014 008

This is favorite place to go there.  The waiters are dressed up in french outfits, and you can sit by the window and watch all the happenings and artists in the square.

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2. Schwartz’s Deli

Some friends of mine went to this restaurant and said how good it was.  It had really good reviews on Tripadvisor, and they all said there was always a wait to get in because it was so good.  Me and Greg love our Reuben’s so it was a must visit on our list.  There was about a 20 minute wait when we got there, and the burgers that were coming out were huge and looked so good.  So as usual, we decided to get a bacon cheese burger and pastrami Reuben and split them, so good!

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3. French filled desserts! 

My carb dependent self was most looking forward to allllll the French pastries, baguettes, and crepes.  Our first day Greg and I split a hot ham and cheese baguette.  I hadn’t had a baguette in I don’t know how long, and it was duh-li-scious!

On the walk back to the hotel, after the Deli, we stopped at restaurant advertising crepes.   Nutella and banana crepe!

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and another one as our last meal before leaving Paris. Paris May 2014 055I also had a freshly made almond croissant, but inhaled it in about 5 seconds so didn’t get a picture.

Since I have a cookie butter obsession, we walked by a Haagen-Dazs and I saw they had Speculoos ice cream.  Wouldn’t be leaving without it!

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4. French Open

We were there on the first day of the tournament on the main court, so we got to see Federer and Serena Williams.  We were really hoping to get to see Nadal though. After one of the matches we left the stadium and were walking around and look who we almost bumped in to!

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5. Seine Boat Tour

Our last day we only had a few hours to try and site see, so we decided to take a boat cruise.  The cruise started at the Eiffel Tower, and was about an hour.  We got to see Notre Dame Cathedral, so cool!

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