Once again we woke up in our beautiful hotel in Paris and were both happy and sad that we were still in this wonderful city, but in the evening we were returning home after such a lovely few days. We were packed, up, and ready to have the early afternoon exploring more of the city. Our main idea for our last day was to go into both the Louvre Museum and Musee d’Orsay.
But this is myself and Cole we are talking about and we would not be caught starting any day without some yummy food!! I had seen on several bloggers accounts and Paris ‘must do’ lists a cafe called Angelina’s and them doing the best hot chocolate! Now if you have seen previous blogs you will see we are a little obsessed with hot chocolate (thinking of that we would do a list of our faves), so we headed there in the morning for these infamous hot chocolates and breakfast. I had read online that the cafe can get extremely busy and that we should be prepared for a big queue to be seated, but fortunately we walked in and was 3rd in the queue! Happy days! It was just as beautiful in person as it was on Instagram, with a little shop one side of the entrance and then a long row of stunning cakes, pastries, and macrons! Now our bellies were seriously rumbling!
There were plenty of options on the menu but we both opted for the Parisian breakfast where we had, Angelina’s hot chocolate, orange juice, croissant, chocolate filled pastry, fruit danish, and finally bread and butter with Angelina’s jam and honey. So you got a lot for your money!! And we both needed rolling out!!
So lets review the hot chocolate! It was like they had just melted deliciously rich chocolate and poured it in a big jug! It then come with a little pot of whipped cream on the side for you to spoon on top. Whilst it was absolutely scrumptious, it was extremely sickly (especially with all the other rich foods on our table) and we both could only handle one cupful each!
Needing to walk after so much food, we headed back over the river to the Musee d’Orsay. Again because we were both under 25 we were able to visit the museum for free! I had been told by my friend that this was her favorite museum in Paris and it has this huge clock which you can stand in front of and observe the views of the city. However both me and Cole are both not entirely interested in Art so we headed straight for the Clock and then to the only artist we knew and were keen to see – Vincent Van Gogh! The museum itself was lovely and some of the rooms we went in were beyond pretty!
Museum hopping, after the Musee d’Orsay we crossed the river and went into the Louvre to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa (could we get any more tourist?). I excepted the Mona Lisa to be busy but I did not quite expect it to be as busy as it was!! We sat here for a while people watching all the other people and just simply watching the world go by!
With only a few hours left of our time in Paris we got one last ice cream (of course) and wandered the streets and stores along the way. We went in the most beautiful department store ever and stopped for a quick lunch here.
Before we knew it we were having to head back to the hotel to collect our case and go to the train station. Our time in Paris was over and I think I can speak for both of us the our first time in Paris was amazing and I know I am already thinking and planning my next trip! I loved every minute and it was amazing to take Cole for his birthday, and I hope he also had an incredible time – even with my moaning about my blisters on my toes!! Key point take your most comfortable shoes!!
Until next time,
India and Cole