I’ve touched down in London town back from the most incredible mini moon, in the city that aces afternoon tea and butterscotch macaroons. Where else could be more perfect for a rejuvenating post-wedding stay than 3 nights in Paris? A mix of culture, exquisite food and lazy sunny afternoons (We were fortunate with the weather on this occasion!).
We found a boutique hotel in what can only be described as the dreamiest of Paris locations. It’s somewhat unassuming, sophisticated and luxurious but not arrogant. It’s nestled in-between quiet idyllic streets that lead onto the most popular avenues in Paris.
Hello, Hotel de La Trémoille!
Given its location in the golden triangle (8th arrondissement) it’s a pretty walk away from the Eiffel tower, Champs-Élysées, Jardin des Tuileries, The Louvre and if you want to see the most beautiful of Dior stores ever built – Avenue Montaigne.
Our room was perfectly simple, with a separate living room and a picturesque view of the Eiffel tower – particularly stunning at night. The wifi was distinctively excellent which as a blogger means everything to be able to post and load without an hours wait!
The staff in the hotel couldn’t do more for the guests, whether or not you can speak one word of French (thankfully … as I learned very quickly how much of my GCSE French had gone out the window!).
The bathroom is a Molton Brown showroom, with every spice and essence you can dream of.
The double french windows of the bedroom and living room allow a burst of sunlight into the room and the smell of freshly baking croissants.
The view is hard to resist.
You’d think with the sun would come the hustle and bustle of the busy city but high up and secluded, you can even hear the birds chirping!
Breakfast is served.
Le petit déjeuner is eaten either in the restaurant downstairs or in the comfort of your own room. Best freshly squeezed orange juice E-V-E-R, and I’ve tried a few!
Words can’t even…
A gym session was on the cards but with so much to explore and see, we opted for drinks instead! It’s worth noting it is a possibility as they have a small fitness centre with everything you need to work up a sweat, as well as a host of spa treatments. That’s of course if you’re a little more dedicated on your special-occasion travels than us!
Having decided to stroll the streets instead and find the best local cafes around the hotel, we quickly found a place for our first toast as newlyweds. There are some really popular and classic french spots just 2 minutes walk from the hotel – great for an evening dose of people watching and city admiration.
Chez Francis caught my eye.
As did it’s Kir Royale.
After a taste of french roasted nuts, rich olives and champagne with sweet cassis, we retired back to La TrÃ©moille and got ready for the first of our Michelin starred evenings!
Pre-cocktails and to-die-for canapes at Hotel de La Trémoille’s restaurant and bar, Le Louis. The prawn and avocado mousse pastries were so good, I could have happily stayed there all evening. Followed by classic french bites and pretty salmon blinis!
After researching online and asking the hotel’s refreshingly brilliant concierge, Akrame was first choice for a dinner reservation. Surprisingly easy to get into given we only called the day before and the restaurant had every table full by the end of the evening – I would suggest not taking the same risk as to not miss out!
Another short cab ride from the hotel, Akrame has just moved into what was meant to be a temporary location. After speaking with the chef, it appears that’s now been reversed as he’s fallen in love with the atmosphere and setting. It’s exactly what we were hoping for; a fine-dining restaurant that encapsulates everything to do with culture and passion, rather than a hushed tone restaurant you can’t relax in.
It’s located in the 6th arrondissement on Rue Tronchet.
The mackerel and lobster were two of my favourite dishes, although not an easy choice given the quality of the plates served. It’s a set menu but you can chose how many dishes you would like to go for.
Have you been to Paris and found some noteworthy restaurants or stayed in a brilliant hotel? Share with us below and let me know if you have any questions about my visit!
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Great blog, wonderful to see how you enjoyed your “mini moon”! Envious when I saw all that beautiful food!
Wishing you continued happiness!
Thank you Tor! It was an amazing trip, really special :) x
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