Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A weekend in Paris

Hello everyone! Did you have a good long weekend? I did! Craig & I went on a (sort of) impromptu trip to Paris - one of the most ridiculous but fun decisions we've made for quite a while!


A couple of weeks ago we had been trying to plan a way that we could go and see Jay Z & Kanye's Watch the Throne tour. They weren't playing Scotland so it was looking like our only option was to drive to a venue in England straight from work, and then drive back immediately after the gig (as neither of us can take time off work this month). Zzzzz. No thanks!

But hoorah hooraah, they were playing in Paris on Saturday night. We could fly over early on the Saturday morning from Edinburgh & leave on the Sunday night. Perfect!



Saturday afternoon was SCORCHING - about twenty five degrees and barely a cloud in the sky! Neither of us had brought sun cream (uh oh) but miraculously we didn't burn at all! We wandered the streets, got to grips with the metro, practised our (bad bad bad) French and had a nice wee lunch in view of the Eiffel Tower ("un grande sauvignon blanc, s'il vous plait").



We stayed at the Five Hotel who upgraded us to one of their penthouse rooms with a "floating" bed! It was a ridiculous (but lovely) room with cute little balconies and a ceiling covered in tiny little lights that looked like stars. It was perfect!



The gig was at the Bercy stadium - after a massively nervous wait to pick up our tickets (two groups were turned away.. looked like they had booked tickets for the previous night - gutted for them!) we were IN. There was no support act, just Jay Z and Kanye and it was amazing. I think quite possibly the best gig I've ever been to !

At the end they closed with "Paris" and the whole audience just went mental - I think they played the song on repeat about eleven or twelve times? Incredible. INCREDIBLE. Worth the whole trip!



The next day we cleared our heads with early-morning macaron shopping, and a lovely breakfast of croissants and coffee at a tiny patisserie. Mm!




Then we ticked a few more must-see sights off our list (the Louvre and Notre Dame) and ate our macarons in a park watching an orchestra!

Such a WONDERFUL weekend. If I can find cheap weekend flights to Paris then I'll definitely be back!

12 comments :

  1. Aww I'm so jealous, looks like you had fun and got great weather! The floating bed looks interesting. Last year I went to Rome and we had a bed which had those those metal ropes which you could raise and there was a jacuzzi underneath. But it made a horrendous noise when it went up and I kept thinking it was going to fall down!!

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    1. Ha, that doesn't sound too relaxing! I'd love to go to Rome.. think it's next on the list!

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  2. Class! looks like so much fun!

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  3. Ah wow, sounds like the perfect weekend. I love being spontaneous now and again xx

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    1. Yeah, definitely! Life is too short not to x

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  4. Jealousss!!Looks amazing!such great weather too!the room sounds amazing too!glad u had a good time x

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  5. Sounds like you has a great time! Such fab photos and those macaroons look gorgeous! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! They were lovely.. still got a full box to eat (yum) x

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  6. Arghhhhhh... so jealous! Your whole trip looks like it was amazingggg!
    Want. To. Go.

    *throws flip flop at boyfriend*

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  7. Looks fantastic! Everything's better when it's unplanned :) And I absolutely love France, although that might have something to do with the fact its the only other language I can vaguely speak; I always feel so rude when I can't speak the language of the country I'm in...

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