The last couple of weeks have been non-stop. I have had my 21st birthday and LOADS of visitors so I’ll start from the beginning. Last saturday Jessica and Sara arrived in Paris! I met them at Tolbiac with pain au chocolats, then we went to explore Paris! It was a beautiful day so we went to the Tour Eiffel, then we hopped onto the metro and I showed them the Moulin Rouge and my school, and we walked up to Montmartre. We each bought a crepe and sat on the steps of Montmartre and ate them in the sunshine, listening to a singer/guitarists with hundreds of others. The view over Paris was magnificent that day and the two footballers were there doing their tricks on the lampost which was very impressive to watch! Afterwards we went to the Pont des Arts, and then to buy masks for the masquerade party that evening – Lucians 21st. We got the RER out to her house at Chatou Croissy and had a great time! I met a lot of her french friends and spoke lots of french. We stayed over and left the next morning.
After some breakfast we headed out and walked along the river to Notre Dame, I hadnt visited for a long time and it is beautiful inside, especially the Stain glass windows. We continued to walk along the Seine and stopped in some Animaleries then went to see the Louvre, and continued to walk up through the Tuileries. We soon reached the Champes Elysées and got macarons at Ladurée to go – Delicious as ever. We then climbed up the 254 steps to the top of the Arc de Triumphe and luckily arrived just before the hour so got to see the Eiffel sparkling. Then we went to Le Refuge des Fondues and feasted on cheese, bread, meat and wine!
The next day we went to Galleries LaFayette, and then walked over to the Jewish Quarter and had falafel. Then walked around a bit and met up with Luciana at Angelinas. We had hot chocolate and patisserie which was yum! We then headed home so Sara could catch her plane and Jessica and I had some dinner. The next day we woke to find Paris covered in snow, the weather certainly was crazy this week. We ventured out very wrapped up and saw the Pantheon, then to the Musée D’Orsay which we spent a few hours in, sheltering from the cold! Afterwards we headed to the Haute Couture exhibition at the Hotel de Ville which was good – lots of beautiful dresses, and we walked over to the restaurant I had booked with a discount on La fourchette called La mere michele. It was quite small but the food was very good. We shared prawns to start then I had the beef and Jessica had the veal. Jessica left in the morning, luckily her flight wasn’t cancelled due to the weather. We had lots of fun together, and I was exhausted when they left!