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!


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.


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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