The Paris Sequel!

Last time out on the blog I talked about my trip to Paris at the end of 2016. It was a story of overcoming heartbreak and the frequent disappointment that Paris served up. You can read that here but this post is dedicated to the sequel! That’s right, I’m going back!

I enjoyed Paris last time round, not for any of the reasons I thought I would do but in spite of them. It didn’t matter that I was there solo, it didn’t matter that it was too cold to sit outside at some café, it didn’t matter that half of the landmarks I’d come to admire were smothered in fog. I had a great time and felt that there was still a romance and charm about Paris.

The good news is that I’m anticipating this upcoming trip will be even better. For starters, some of you will know I’m in a long-distance-relationship. Well guess who’s coming to England in July? That’s right, Haleigh is returning!

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Another summer adventure with Haleigh!

I wrote about her first visit to England (and Europe) on the blog a while back where we’d spent a bit of time in London. Of course London is not a city I’m ever going to tire of but I figured we should go somewhere new together on this trip, so we talked about a few options and steered towards Paris.

So we’re off there in exactly one month and spending the weekend there, better yet we’re going on the Eurostar so don’t even have to worry about flying! I’m expecting to enjoy it a lot more with company alongside me and I’m sure Paris will feel that little bit more romantic this time.

Additionally this visit isn’t going to be during some grey and cold December / January, we’re going in the peak of summer. I’m expecting blue skies, walks by the river and having the opportunity to indulge in that café culture that Paris is so famous for.

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Lille, June 2018

I said in my last post that Paris had been my first proper experience of France but last summer I took a daytrip to Lille and it was glorious. Admittedly it helped that it’s a city with a bit of Belgian/Flemish influence, however it’s a pretty city and with clear blue skies it was a wonderful place to wander. There also happened to be the small matter of a World Cup game on that day with France playing Argentina which added a patriotic atmosphere to the city.  I fell in love with France a little bit more that day.

Then last month I ended up visiting the beautiful Biarritz in the South of France. Me and my dad were on our way down to Madrid so were only looking for a convenient overnight stop (Bayonne) but an afternoon in nearby Biarritz was perfect. Sunshine, sea views and beers in hand. What more could you possibly want?

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Biarritz, May 2019

The two previous visits have certainly whet the appetite for more adventures in France so it’s nice to be returning so soon. It’ll be a while before I blog properly about this upcoming Paris trip but I thought I’d give you a little update on my summer plans.

If you’ve got any recommendations for Paris, particularly places to eat, then please send them my way and leave a comment.

Anyway, until next time!

All the best!

Jason

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13 thoughts on “The Paris Sequel!”

    1. Ah, I hope you get the chance to visit some day. I’ll have to seek out Laduree and try their macarons!
      Thank you! 🙂

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  1. Paris is the top of my bucket list, honestly! I have been wanting to go there for years, and more recently I think I’ve convinced my husband that’s where he wants to go too lol

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    1. You’ve done the hard part in convincing the husband haha. Hopefully it’s only a matter of time until you get there now. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait 🙂

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  2. I haven’t done my 32 hours post yet (I’m so behind >) but go to the Louvre (take the carrousel entry because it’s often not as busy.) The Catacombs are also a sight you have to see if you’ve never really seen anything like it – although go before the opening hours (I went at 11am and had to wait 3 hours.)
    – Near the Notre Damn, there is a coffee shop called Shakespeare & Co.
    I’m sure you’ll have a blast this time (and hopefully no fog!!)

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    1. Haha I can understand that, I’m still blogging at least two years behind my travels.
      I think I’ll look in to the catacombs for certain, I missed that last time. Shakespeare & Co is definitely on the list too! Thank you! 🙂

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