|photo by Nicolas Zwarg|
So let's say that tomorrow you are planning to surprise your beloved with a beautiful and romantic day in Paris, where to start? what to do? where to end? ......
Here are a few suggestions; I thought you would like to walk around Paris hand in hand, even though it's cold, take in the beauty of the city in its winter colours. I put together a day that includes gasping at the view; enjoying tiny Paris bistrots; buying vintage Chanel; wonderful chocolat chaud; a delicious champagne dinner and the most divine little hotel - tempted? then walk this way .....
A good place to start would be at the Sacré Coeur, overlooking all of Paris. Here you will admire the view, then wander around Montmartre, home to artists for generations , you may even purchase a painting from l'Objet qui parle, the most delicious little brocante in Paris,
then find a small bistrot for lunch like Marguerite
don't take too much time over lunch though because I'd like to get you to the Drouot, the famous Paris auction rooms in time to bid for some beautiful vintage Chanel! Yup, on st valentine's day there is an auction of Chanel collectors items, not as expensive as you may expect .... few things are as exciting as bidding in a salle de vente!
Once you have snapped up your favourite item, then head out towards the river and stop to enjoy a chocolat chaud and beautiful bijoux patisserie Chez Angelina, rue de rivoli.
Time to freshen up so head back to your hotel Le Petit Paris where you will have reserved a beautiful room complete with champagne.
Enjoy the bubbly while you change for dinner then head out, still on foot to the delicious restaurant le Monteverdi, owned by a charming Corsican, Claudio.
I recommend his risotto and a small table in a cosy corner!
Voilà, this would pretty much be an ideal St Valentine's in my eyes, but I hope that you will enjoy yours wherever you are, whatever you do.
Vive le St Valentin!
thanks to google for all pics