Two weeks in Paris

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My two weeks in Paris were perfect. My days were filled with breakfasts of baguettes, French lessons in the morning, and adventures across Paris in the afternoon and evening. I’m beginning French lessons again here in Sydney next week, which I hope will be like having a little taste of Paris again.

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Eat

Favourite sit down eats…Bistrot Victoires. I had an amazing meal here – just classic, simple bistrot food and not expensive at all. No photos – I was enjoying the meal far too much to think about documenting it!

Favourite stand up eats…L’As du Fallafel. There’s a reason why there’s a crowd gathered outside in this photo! I love falafel and I’m now on a mission to find the best in Sydney.

Favourite sweet eats…Pierre Herme. I loved this store – such a great fit-out, fantastic service and those amazing pastries! I was much more impressed by Pierre Herme than Laudrée. My favourite dessert is lemon tart and this tarte au citron was my favourite of all time. This is part of the reason my luggage wasn’t the only thing that arrived back in Australia heavier than when I left…

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Play

Hanging out by the Canal Saint Martin, the many many impromptu picnics, the perfect day in Versailles, the wine, the new friends, the old friends, and the perfect weather I was so lucky to get!

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Love

In Paris I loved so many little moments – opening the big front door to my Airbnb apartment and imagining I lived there, speaking French and being understood (some of the time!), getting mistaken for a local and being asked for directions, many hours of wandering through beautiful and exciting neighbourhoods, and time spent in my own company feeling completely content.

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