Saturday, May 4, 2013

Merci Mum! May in Paris with ma mere

Le May!

...the month of ...

Fleurs, Chocolat
+ saying
Merci Mum!

...and its almost
 SUMMER in Paris!!

Our monthly Paris advice...

This months Travel Tips, terraces, gardens, roof tops and spoiling mum! + Back to B&B Basics, how to plan/prepare for your arrival in Paris


Terrass Treaures  in PARIS 
 Our 3 fanciest secret spots to soak up le sol, rooftop in Paris!

1. Hotel Terrass
We love Aperitif hour @ TERRASS HOTEL – Sip on cocktails at the elegant rooftop terrace restaurant with stunning views of the Paris panorama rooftops and be dazzled by the light show the Eiffel Tower occurring each hour on the hour. 12 Rue Joseph de Maistre 75018

2. Le Jardin Plein Ciel @ Raphael Hotel
On top of the gorgeous old world Raphael Hotel is a 180degree of Paris that will take your breathe away. See the eiffel tower looming tall and proud as well as the Arc de Triophe and the rooftops of Paris alll the way up to the hill of the Sacre Coeur Montmarte. Open only in the warmer months from May, they serve decadence brunches and lunches and afternoon tea. Spend an afternoon being fabulous perched over pretty Paris.
17 Avenue Kleber 75008

3. Terrass Montaigne @ Maison Blanche
Overhanging the champs elysees, Maison Blanche  is a staple luxury dining destination in Paris with a relaxed atmosphere and menu and postcard views of the Invalides, the Seine and the Eiffel.
15 Ave. Montaigne 75008

                              5 SPECIAL Things to do with Mum

We already know the rule is Laduree for tea.  Pierre Herme for Macaroons. Coffee at Cafe de Flore.  We know the Louvre, the Eiffel and Piere Lachaise are must's. about some new and refreshing recommendations. New and relaxing things to see, listen to , eat and simply enjoy, off the beaten (louvre, eiffel, elysees) track...

1.     Drink hot mint tea in the tearoom at Mosque de Paris (2 euros). 39 rue St-Hilaire 75005.

2. Enjoy the steam room or a massage at the Mosque’s Hammam.The ‘Grommage’ is a body scrub, 30 minute massage, soft soap and a mint tea 58euro. 39 rue Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire

3. Get tickets to a church concert such as a piano soloist at St Julien de Pauvre or Vivaldi at Ste Chapelle or La Madeline. Free organ recitals at Ste. Eustache church at 5:30pm Sundays at Rue du Jour 75001.

4. See the famous ‘Lady and the Unicorn’ tapestries preserved and displayed in darkness, representing the 5 senses; touch, sound, smell, sight and desire. At Museum Moyen Age. 6 Place Paul Painlevé 75005.

5. Visit one of only two organic markets in Paris, Le Marche Raspail, on Sundays from 8.30 – 2.30pm. Blvd Raspail between rue de Cherche Midi and rue de Rennes 75006. Métro: Rennes.
Or say it with flowers, visit the flower markets - a huge outdoor blossom bazaar the scent is quite pungent. There’s everything here, from countless species of cut flowers, to potted plants, ferns, trees and all the florist paraphernalia that goes with them. Le marché aux fleurs, Place Louis Lépine, 75004 Paris; metro: Cité.

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