The Paris Diaries Spring Day 3

le cinq codet paris france

After two lovely nights at Le Cinq Codet, it was time to check out. I had time for breakfast and I needed to pack up my luggage. The pastries at Le Cinq Codet were out of this world good and I wasn’t going to miss breakfast. 

le cinq codet breakfast paris, france

rebecca plotnick paris, france

I had two meetings that day so I dressed in this adorable Rebecca Taylor tiered dress that was loaned to me by my friend Kat. It worked out perfectly. Since I was walking most of the day, I wore my blondo flats. 

My first meeting of the day was at the hotel restaurant. I didn’t realize it was still a little cold out and hadn’t warmed up yet. I didn’t pack tights so I had to run out later and grab some before the evening meeting. I always carry my Cuyana bag with me wherever I go since it holds just about everything and it is zipped for safety. 


My friend shared some exhibitions that were happening in Paris and also a little history about the Hermès store on the left bank (which used to be the swimming pool of The Lutetia Hotel) I of course then had to walk down to see it again after knowing this. There is a book but it isn’t translated in English or else it would be a book club book. I love learning more about the history of Paris in different time periods. There are so many layers to the city. 

I packed my suitcases checked them with the front desk and went for a walk on the Left Bank. 

hermes paris france

hermès left bank paris france

le bon marché paris france

I stopped in Bon Marché since I was in the area. I have to say they have really upgraded the space and added some life into the place. There are some amazing brands and pop ups all over the store. I wish I could have stayed longer to shop. It was fun to see Tata Harper in the space amongst all the French skincare. 

If you are on the Left Bank, I highly recommend spending some time here. It was the first ever modern department store.

paris france in the summer

I checked into my second hotel of the trip at Pavillon de la Reine right in Place des Vosges. This area is so special to me as it is where I decided I wanted to move to Paris. The dream was to live in one of the apartments in Place des Vosges but having a few nights at the hotel tucked right inside is as close as I have come. 

My room was a duplex and had a little juliette balcony just off of the room to overlook the courtyard. 

pavillon de la reine paris france

I joined Jacquart Champagne for dinner at Le Procope which is the oldest café in Paris. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it. We sat outside to enjoy the nice weather but the inside is beautiful too.

le procope paris france

le procope paris france

I got lost on my way to the bathroom as you can see I snapped a few photos along the way. 

I walked home from the left bank back to the hotel because after a full delicious meal, I needed the extra walk. It was totally worth it! 

Note. This post does include affiliate links which helps contribute to my coffee and croissant research. Merci! 

Both hotel stays were sponsored. All opinions are my own. 




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