On our 2nd day in Paris, we took Metro train again to visit Notre Dame and the attractions along side. Spotted this catchy ad on a cute pink “Empress” cat@Metro station ... Unique jewellery ad!
We grabbed a quick breakfast in a retro old café with authentic Parisian treats. There seems to be an air of novelty in this quaint little cafe. We enjoyed clicking away with the nostalgic decor and the service here was friendly as well. Our affordable breakfast menu with variety of offers.
I’ve decided to tantalise my tastebud early in the morning by trying out Foie Gras (Liver of a duck). It was not too bad for my liking – just that it somewhat left a bad taste in your mouth.
A table full with homely creations ^^
After our hearty breakfast, we continued our journey with another flagship icon which is none other than Notre Dame Cathedral, a gothic façade with 850-years of history. First thing first, an obligatory touristy posing ∩__∩y
We strolled passed some of the historic cathedrals – a façade decked with intricate craftsmanship.
Spotted a Daimler’s smart car.
The place was swamped with crowd.
Along Notre Dame cathedral lies along the banks of the river and a Seine Cruise. By walking along Seine - there’s alot to see from the Louvre to Notre Dame and Saint Michel. Besides dubbed as City of Lights, Paris is also famed for its myriad of bridges. We took on a leisurely pace to take a stroll along the beautiful bridge. Walking along the bridge (Without any hurry) while enjoying the Parisian breeze, enjoying every one of these places, you will start to fall in love with Paris. #^_^#
We walked past many souvenirs shops. Kitschy paintings on display ^^
Posing in front of the beautiful bridge with my SIL photobombing-phase ^^lll
The amazing Notre-Dame Cathedral. Can’t resist to do a ballerina pose #^_^#
The word “Notre-Dame” sorts of reminds me of the cartoon “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (THND)” … Yea, it sorts of related but apparently, the church serves as scene for many wonderful Disney cartoons such as the Beauty and the Beast. The church oozes mysterious allure and it’s brilliant for the writer to imagine a beast living in this Gothic church full of interesting and magical details.（*^＠^*)
Ohwell, what we love the most is to sit down in a beautiful and lush garden behind the church to enjoy the tranquility ^^
And, the best part is to chill while eating ice-cream! Can’t resist the popular Berthillon ice-cream (^_~) v Berthillon is considered the best ice-cream parlor in Paris (Trust me, it was worth the queue)! I had soft serve cone – half mango & half strawberry sorbet *super-duper yummy*
After a short break, we moved along to Pont Des Arts – “Love Lock” bridge in Paris; Lovers leave a padlock to symbolise their love and throw away keys to symbolise their love.
We ended the day with our long-awaited activity: shopping! We reached Gallery Lafayette and were greeted with impeccable service by the shop assistants.
Awe-inspiring; beauty of stained glass. Wow!
I was walking around Galleries Lafayette and was looking for Pierre Hermé counter (The Pierre Hermé counter is in front of Prada). As usual I’m a sucker for fruity flavours, so, naturally, I went for Passion Fruit and Red Berries macaron. However, I did buy some interesting flavours such as Rose, Caramel, Pistachio, Cinnamon and etc. Crisp shell yet soft and melt-in-your-mouth inside with generous filling ^^
After some shopping, we decided to have dinner at the Chinese restaurant; the bbq pork ribs were juicy and tender. The price was abit on the steep side though but we did not mind to pay abit more for a different meal that night. ;-) Back to hotel, we tucked in early to prepare for our final day in Paris.