Every year we visit Paris in the spring. It’s the most beautiful time of the year to visit this city. This year we stayed at Hotel Le A, a small boutique hotel, situated between the Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré and the Champs Elysées. It’s a beautifully designed hotel with a cosy lounge, luxurious rooms, great beds, lush bathroom and an amazingly attentive and friendly staff. Every afternoon a free tea-time buffet with coffee, tea, juices and pastries is offered to all guests. We loved our stay and certainly will return!

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This visit started of with heavy rain showers, so we visited the Flea Market at Saint-Ouen (Marché aux Puces). Actually it is not one Market, but many markets combined, along la Rue des Rosiers, near the Porte the Clignancourt. I love the Marché de Vernaison because of its narrow streets and small old houses.
We spent the evening in Wine Bar Frenchie. This wine bar located in a very small street, the Rue du Nil. We had a great time, drank great wines and ate delicious food.

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A reoccurring part of our trips to Paris  is a visit to the gardens of the Tuillerien. This time  though we also took a stroll through to two of the many other lovely gardens: the Jardin des Plantes and the Parc the Bercy.

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In the Parc de Bercy we spent some time in Bercy Village. Bercy Village consists of restored old wine-storage houses around a courtyard, The Court Saint-Emilion. These former storages nowadays house things like restaurants, boutiques. We had a wonderful lunch on the sunny terrace of the Restaurant and Bar a Vins Millesime 1969. Our  delicious “Epaule d’Agneau” was served at our table.

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As always we spent the last evening of our stay in Paris at Bar 228 at the Rue de Rivoli 🙂

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Paris in April

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