Last weekend we spent a lovely long weekend exploring the beautiful, but chilly, city of Paris in November….
We made the most of the clear blue skies and spent everyday walking the picturesque streets, admiring the classic French architecture and taking in the sights, and obviously also made time for a few croissants too.
Visiting Paris in November definitely had a festive feel, we even heard choirs singing carols in the Jardin de Luxembourg. The cold weather meant it was critical we made a pitstop every now and again for an espresso or hot chocolate.
We stayed in the lovely Hôtel Henriette, tucked away on a quiet little street and about 10 minutes walk from the Latin Quarter.
The hotel is quite affordable compared to other ones in Paris and we had a really nice stay there. It’s designed with a mix of vintage art deco style and new furniture making it feel like a home instead of a hotel. There was a quaint courtyard you could have breakfast in, unfortunately it was too cold to sit outside but we still made the most of the delicious pastries and coffee on offer for breakfast.
When we visited Paris last summer we tried to visit the Jardin des Plantes but it was sadly closed. The good news is, we made it this time! And enjoyed a walk around the huge green houses and cacti house.
We also finally made it to Merci (again, we walked there last time only to find out it was closed), which we’ve been wanting to visit for ages. It definitely lived up to the hype and was feeling particularly festive. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Paris.
Paris is one of our favourite cities, can’t wait to go back next year!