Thursday 7 March 2013

Next trip: Paris

There really is something phenomenal about Paris in spring. Cliche I know, but there is something about this time of year that I start to yearn to travel again, and where better to stretch our legs than Paris?

So tomorrow we're off for a quick weekend away. A little bit of fun to perk us up a bit. We'll be staying in a slightly different part of the city than usual, having found quite a good deal with Le Meridien Etoile located just to the north of the Bois de Boulogne, on the border between the 16th &17th arrondissements.

I've put Stephen in charge of sourcing dinner for Saturday night and I've booked us on a pastry & chocolate walking/tasting tour for Sunday afternoon (because, why not?). Otherwise, if it's rainy we'll check out a museum - there looks to be a cool modern art place not too far away or perhaps we'll head down to one of the museums in the Trocadero or, in a pinch, there's always the Louvre! - if it's sunny we'll probably wander around the Bois. There is always the chance that we'll get a wild hair and do something totally different! 

Unfortunately, it looks like our beloved Sunday organ concerts at Notre Dame are no more - they've moved them to Saturday evenings*. Not the end of the world, but the previous schedule made for the best way to round off our weekend. Paris is pretty quiet on a Sunday evening, so we'll see what we end up finding.
Stay tuned!

* a subsequent look at the Notre Dame website seems to indicate that the Sunday afternoon concerts might resume after Lent. That's great news and I sincerely hope it will be the case. Those concerts are always one of our trip highlights.

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