For our last weekend in Europe, we had the opportunity to visit our friends Sarah and Madeline in Paris! It was also their last weekend, and we were so lucky they were willing to show us their favorite parts of Paris. We arrived 8 AM Friday morning and took a taxi to Sarah and Madeline’s super cute apartment.
After freshening up for the day, we headed to HolyBelly – the cutest breakfast place! We had a BIG American breakfast complete with pancakes and bacon and toast. We hadn’t had breakfast like that while we were in Italy, so we were so excited. The restaurant was filled with gorgeous plants and they had an English menu, which was very helpful.
Next, Kathleen and I went to the Musee D’Orsay, which is my favorite museum in Paris! They have a huge collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The museum is also in a giant old train station. The architecture is breathtaking. Excuse me while I drool!!
Afterward, we walked across the river to the Louvre gardens for a little relaxation. We were surprised by how HOT Paris was – hotter than Italy! But somehow the gardens, were still blooming and green. Next, we took the Metro back to the apartment to get ready for dinner that night. We went to Le Refuge des Fondues, which was a quirky restaurant in the Montmartre area. You can get cheese fondue as well as boiling water to cook your steak in. The food was DELICIOUS and it was lots of fun to cook your food yourself! They also serve wine out of baby bottles ?? It was such a unique place and I would highly recommend trying it if you find yourself in Paris. Thanks for bringing us, Sarah!
We ended our night at a Disco Club called Le Memphis, which was a 3 story club with all different styles of music. Our favorite floor was the first, where they play oldies music and have cheetah print couches! It was definitely different than anything we have in Memphis, but we had so much fun dancing to the oldies music!
The next day, we tried out another brunch place that was super close to Sarah and Madeline’s apartment. It is called Clint, and not only is it super well decorated, they had FABULOUS burgers and pancakes and milkshakes. I got a chicken burger with curry sauce and it was to die for.
Sarah and Madeline were leaving the next day, so they headed back to their apartment to pack and clean. Kathleen and I took the train to Giverny to see Monet’s house and gardens. The train was about an hour, but it was SO worth it!! It was a dream to see Monet’s water lily gardens in REAL LIFE. His house was also super interesting to explore.
We said goodbye to Sarah and Madeline at dinner that night. We went to La Perla, which was the first good Mexican we had in Europe! It was also in a beautiful area on the river, so we walked around and grabbed some macarons before finally calling it a day.
The next day would be our last in Paris! That morning, we went to yet ANOTHER breakfast place. Kozy was super yummy and right around the corner from the eiffel tower. We didn’t go up to the top, but we still had to get some jumping pics!
Paris had cooled down quite a bit because of a storm the day before, so we rode bikes to the Arc De Triumph to explore. Upon arriving, we found out the Tour De France finish line was taking place there that day! It was so exciting to walk around that area while all the festivities were happening. We had to leave for the airport before the actual final, but we watched some of the parade that was going on as we stopped in all the high end shops. Paris was the perfect way to spend our last weekend!