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The Delights of Paris and London

A few weeks ago I visited the wonderful city of Paris, it coincided with the D Day anniversary and the French Open so everywhere was very busy. I enjoyed the delights of a cruise down the Seine, a tour of the city and a stroll around the Tuileries Garden next to my hotel.

Tuileries Gardens
The discovery of an amazing patisserie called Angelina, was the icing on the cake would love to go back and eat more of their exquisite looking creations. Maybe one day if I return I will pop in again, I would also like to take the tour of the Paris Opera House too - a most impressive building. I did manage a few foodie treat purchases - Caramel Sauce from Angelina, some wonder chocolates from the Laduree confectionery shop, this temptation was just across the street from the hotel.

You will not be surprised to know I ate all of this
My sister also had no problem polishing off her macaroon masterpiece
Angelina - croque en bouche
The journey on the Eurostar to and from Paris was a delight the smooth organisation and departure at St Pancras really added to the holiday, we were even in the same carriage as the Queen a day earlier!  Unlike the departure chaos and poor signage at Paris Gare du Nord station. The French really could learn something from the staff at St Pancras! 

Laduree chocolates

Back in London and on my wish list of places to visit was Liberty. I good browse around this old store and I made purchases in my two favourite departments stationery and haberdashery, well you've got to haven't you. 

Liberty treats
Another London gem is Spencer House, situated in St Jame's Place, they only open on a Sunday and tours are by timed tickets - the tour guide was excellent. It is described as London's most magnificent 18th century private palace, which has a fascinating history. We went straight from there to around the corner to Fortum and Mason for afternoon tea and a little shopping.  But you will have to wait for another blog post to see those delightful cakes!

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  1. I lov both London and Paris, we try to get to london for a weekend every year and we managed to do Paris last year for 48 hours, lol! A megabus trip there and back is a bargain but it takes ages!! lol!
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  2. i miss paris! i need to go again when its warm since it was freezing when i went

  3. I came back from Paris last night, I really love it there and need to go again. I went last October too. Your food looks amazing, I agree about the signs at Gare du Nord though and the ticket people aren't very helpful!

  4. Paris & London, how wonderful! It sounds like you had a great time at both.

  5. OOOH ratpure I love Paris ! and I love Liberty xx


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