Sunday, October 25, 2009

Western Europe Part I

26-Sep (Sat) ~ Paris
0655 ETA Paris CDG

Breakfast from Lauderee Royal
- macarron and pastry on the go.
*Tips: Get the Museum Pass for great value for money as it gives you free access to over 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris!

0900 Louvre
*Tips: 99 Rue de Rivoli entrance is supposedly less crowded

Tea at Angelina - Mont blanc and the Hot Chocolate (Africain)

** Must try the rich, creamy and decadent hot chocolate

St Chapelle
- renowned for its magnificent stained-glass windows on its upper chapel
But before I reached the upper chapel, I was totally mesmerized by the richly coloured trefoiled arcades as I stepped into the lower chapel...

Notre Dame

Gargoyle keeping watch over Eiffel Tower

Ice cream at Berthillon

The Original ice-cream palour along Rue Saint Louis En Li'ile.

And you wonder why the queue is so long...

1900 Dinner at le Relais d'isle

Reservations recommended as the restaurant is really small and popular. Traditional crusine with the melodious sound of the piano

Lovely shophouses along the street as we walked to Pont Neuf after our dinner

2130 Cruise with les Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Eiffel Tower at night

Overnight Westin Paris

27-Sep (Sun) ~ Paris

Although thi picture is not very nice, it's really meaningful to us...

The view of Eiffel Tower from our upgraded "Suite" ~ courtesy of Westin Paris

0900 Versailles (Rive Gauche Station )

Itinerary in the afternoon:
Champs elysee - the legendary shopping street in Paris! Mainly window shopping.. LV, Chanel...etc the parisan iconic brands. But alas! I couldn't bring myself to splurge on bags (due to some very good reasons...)

L'arc de Triomphe

View of Champ Elysee from the top of L'arc de Triomphe

Dinner at Le Procope with Pierre

Very highly recommended restaurant by FromXXs. It is the oldest cafe in Paris and its interior has been carefully preserved through the decades. I love the traditional setting and the traditional french fare. Most importantly, the food is great without burning a hold in our pocket (Abt 25-30 Eur for 3 course set menu)!

Overnight Westin Paris

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