I woke up under a bunch of butterflies and it was fantastic. Hotel Monge located in the 5th arrondissement is newly opened and has really done their research when it comes to travelers. I will share a full post on the hotel. But I will say I would highly recommend them for their service, cleanliness, and attention to detail. I know people are contacting me daily about places to stay in Paris and since it may be a few weeks until this post is live on Hotel Monge if you are looking for a nicely priced 4 star hotel in Paris this is it!
As you may know through my posts I have been writing super late and going to bed around 2am every night which has taken a toll on my body. I slept so well under the butterflies but I think I caught a cold. I have skipped the wine and cheese today and I have been drinking so much tea trying to feel better. I am pushing through and I am going to make the most of my trip.
It has been rainy here all week off and on and especially yesterday in Montmartre. I always keep an umbrella in my bag and a scarf around my neck. Since it has been chilly I have skipped my ballet flats and I have been wearing ankle boots from Blondo which I love and they are waterproof. They are perfect for Paris and my feet have been so comfortable all week even after 10 miles a day.
I used to live in the 5th not too far from the Hotel Monge so I know the area a bit. I popped by the Place Monge market for a few minutes to take some photos for a future post. I also stopped by Jardin des Plantes to visit to show you just how close it is if you choose to stay at the hotel.
I am staying on the left bank one more night but moved closer to the eiffel tower. I arrived at my new location and I have to say I have been looking forward to this stay all week! This is a special one and I can’t wait to share more details.
A friend of mine invited me last minute to experience tea time at Le Bristol today and with the rainy weather it was perfect timing. I remember watching Le Bristol featured in the movie “Midnight in Paris” and wishing I could jump right in to the hotel scenes. It has been on my list to visit for a while. The people watching was so good during Friday afternoon tea time and the lobby was buzzing with Parisians and visitors from all over.
I could have spent hours at High Tea chatting with the tables around me, everyone was so friendly. Of course I couldn’t finish all of the pastries but they were kind enough to wrap them up for later. I will say the chou all the way on the left filled with vanilla creme and the raspberry tarte on the right were some of my favorites!
I purposely took the walk back to the hotel that had me cross over the Seine and view the Pont Alexandre III. It is my favorite bridge in Paris and I had timed the walk with the sunset just perfectly!
My last meeting of the week finished at the stunning Narcisse Blanc. I was given the grand tour of the hotel where I am staying and the details behind all of the decor which makes it so special and unique. Since I arrived in Paris I have had long nights and catching up with friends over dinner (mostly wine and cheese) Tonight, I stayed at the hotel and dined downstairs in the lovely Cleo restaurant. It was so nice to have a relaxing and delicious meal while dining solo.
I never thought I would enjoy dining solo but as I started to catch up on work I was engaged in conversation from the table just next to me about my meal. It was so nice to meet Parisians dining at the restaurant and practice a little French. I will share more about what I ordered when I feature the hotel in an upcoming post but I promise it was one of my favorite meals of the trip!
It is officially my last weekend in Paris but I promise I have so much more to share with you so stay tuned! I will make the most of it and hopefully I feel better in the morning. I am forcing myself to sleep in and enjoy the full experience of Le Narcisse Blanc. I have already placed my breakfast order for the morning to be served in the room.
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