In just over a week, I’ll be heading off to Paris with fellow blogger Amy. This is the first time that both of us have been abroad in years and we’ve been looking forward to it since we booked it in July. We’ve both been to Paris before (I’ve been three times!) but it was years ago and this is the first chance we’ll both have to properly explore and do whatever we want. We’re travelling by Eurostar and will be arriving Monday morning, staying three nights and leaving early Thursday morning.

I’ve bought myself a Paris moleskine and I’ve been using that to jot down ideas and plan what we’re going to do. Places I want to go to include the Louvre, the Catacombs and of course the Eiffel Tower. I’ve also recently found out that there’s a cat cafe and I’m desperate to go. What could be better than coffee and cats? Amy’s planned out where she wants to go as well, you can see that post over on her blog.

We’ve also had a lot of discussions about food – and I mean a lot! When I was visiting Amy a few weeks ago, I spent ages on the McDo website (the French McDonalds – they do macarons!) and looking up restaurants and cocktail bars. We’ve been recommended the Bottle Shop and La Favorite for drinks and I’m dying to try the Watermelon Martini and Bubble Mojito at La Favorite. I think this little holiday is mostly going to be fuelled by caffeine and alcohol – with a few macarons and croissants thrown in there.

I know a lot of you have been to Paris too, so I was wondering if you had any recommendations of places to go. Perhaps for food or cocktails or just a nice little patisserie. We’re going to be doing this on a budget but don’t mind splashing out on a couple of fancy cocktails. Are there any places we must visit? Any shops we need to go to? What must we buy while we’re there? Lets us know!

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