What seems like forever ago hubs and I went to Paris. I’m finally going to be posting the images in a series I call…Remembering Paris.
Remembering Paris and our stay at the L’HÔTEL DE LONDRES EIFFEL. This quaint little boutique hotel was just adorable. It’s very tight in the rooms, but it has everything you need and you are in a prime location. The hotel front desk staff are extremely helpful and always take the time to direct us to the best places to see and give us maps when needed.
One thing I would say is to FOR SURE not eat at the hotel. The kitchen staff was rather rude and honestly just walk outside and you have tons of excellent breakfast options. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of them? Get coffee and a chocolate almond croissant. This is your chance! You’ll be walking off those calories baby don’t even think twice. The window that opens up to the street was my favorite part. It was a cramped room, but that alone made it magical. I remember making a Google Plus Hangout to share the view with some friends around the world. It was my way of taking everyone with me. They were in love as much as I was.
There was a meat shop perfect for grabbing some prosciutto lunch meat. Then you have the bakery with pastries and bread, be sure to snag some. We walked upon a little restaurant with outdoor seating that boasts having President Obama at one time. The smaller restaurant next to it we actually dinned in and loved the little tapas. I was pleased that Yelp actually worked and found many reviews in English with helpful tips.
Still close to the hotel was a pharmacy where the pharmacist was very patient even though she didn’t speak English trying to figure out what my husband was asking her for. We tend to always get sick on trips. Planes are so icky.
Our favorite place to eat was also not too far a walk from the hotel. Les Cocottes was amazing! I still think about it often. It is one of the restaurants of Paris’s celebrity chef, Christian Constant. One of the times we went to eat there he actually came out and started to greet everyone and take photos with the obvious tourist. We must have blended in, lol. I had no idea who he was, but noticed his photo on the cook book in front of us behind the bar. He was obviously the owner. It wasn’t until later that night we were watching tv and noticed he was on nearly every channel as a judge to various cooking shows. So not only is he Paris famous, but he takes the time out to make sure his restaurants are in check and greets his patrons and fans. That in itself won me over. We heard nothing but wonderful things about all his restaurants. I would recommended any and all of them wholeheartedly.
Check back because next up I’ll be posting on my trip to the fabulous Palace of Versailles. Every girl’s dream come true, if I say so myself.