- Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche -
"There are only two places in the world where we can live happy - at home and in Paris." ~ Ernest Hemingway
I suppose Ernest was on to something here as heading to Paris twice in one month definitely blew away the cobwebs of any past woes. They say time is a healer but actually so is Paris and a few cocktails.
I usually think travelling is stressful but in actual fact it’s quicker and cheaper for me to get to Paris than to London. So who wants to join me for cocktails in Paris next week? Flying EasyJet straight into Charles De Gaulle, then hopping the train directly to Paris City Centre (Luxembourg Station) finishing off with a quick a two minute walk to the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche - it couldn’t be simpler. A six weekly Paris ‘vacay’ could possibly be on the cards, to cleanse my soul and eat my bodyweight in baguettes.
The hotel - heading up to the 7th and final floor in a vintage lift I opened the blinds of our attic room to the most stunning view of the city. Another breath taking moment to add to the list. What is it about the Eiffel Tower that is so mesmerising twinkling on the skyline?
I’m getting used to the Parisian style of decor - rich reds, deep oaks, and subtle extravagance is a common theme in the beautiful hotels I have experienced on my travels here. Hidden away in the attic room of the Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche I felt like I had stumbled across a secret, a spectacular view that was hidden from the world.
Another thing the French do very well - breakfast. A croissant a day (or three) keeps the doctor away right? The french all look so effortless beautiful so a diet of bread, cheese and wine mustn't be too bad!
This was the morning before my first venture up the Eiffel Tower for lunch and a classic English breakfast tea. A good English cuppa being somewhat of a rarity in my Parisian stomping grounds I knew I could count on one of the biggest tourist attractions to cater to our British needs (necessities).
A ten minute Uber and I’m stood below the most iconic stature in the world. If you're after all things south of the river then this hotel is a great hotspot, whilst also being local to The Louvre and Notre Dame.
As always I don’t take Parisian dressing lightly - I throw myself into it head first slowly learning ‘how to be parisian’. On a city break layering is always key, as well as both shades and a brolly!