Yes my husband and I we love our daughter and we love spending time with her. But as much as we love her we also love spending some quality time together as a couple. My hubby lived for many years in Paris and when we received the invitation for the 40th birthday of a friend we saw our chance for another date weekend. So we booked our flights from Friday lunch time until Sunday evening and a hotel really close by to the Eiffel tower. The “La Bourdonnais” seemed to be the perfect one for us and as we both love having food in local cafes we booked the room excluding breakfast. The continental breakfasts in hotels seems to be all the same anyway no matter which country you are visiting. Best thing of this hotel: the Eiffel tower was only a 5 min walk away.
When we arrived at “La Bourdonnais” we straight away got the great news that we got upgraded to a bigger room and it really looked fantastic. For dinner we had an amazing Cesar salad followed by a mixed cheese plate at “Le Petit Caillou“. On Friday we didn´t manage to have much time on our own as the birthday party started at 8:30 pm already. We got to bed pretty late so we used the chance to get as much sleep as possible what meant: 3pm. I somehow wanted to get up earlier but I didn´t manage as I thought: One out of very little chances to stay in bed as long as you want to. All you mommies and daddies out there know what I mean.
Once we managed to get out of the bed we had a late lunch at “La Terrasse du 7eme“, followed by a long walk down the park towards the Eiffel tower, over to the arc the triomphe and along champs elysees. Of course you cannot do Paris without a bit of shopping so I ended up with a little something for my girl from Petit Bateau (of course). For dinner we went to one of my favorite pubs, called “La tambour” at 41 Rue Montmartre. You don’t need to book a table, you just go by when you feel like. By the way it is opened 24/7.
Sunday morning we had a quick and typical Parisian breakfast at bar “Tourville” with Croissant, pain aux chocolate and espresso. Afterwards we got a really good massage at “Sokha Royal Spa” which was only a few houses away from our hotel – it was amazing. We ended our weekend trip with an other walk. This time along the Seine, to the Louvre, Inistitut du monde arabe and Notre Dame and ate a great coq au vin for lunch at the oldest restaurant of Paris: “Procope“
As it was only a weekend there we went by hand luggage and didn´t have a proper camera with us. But thanks to my i-phone I made some really lovely shots. So enjoy the little squares.