This trip went by so fast and before I knew it we were flying home. Our flight wasn’t until 13.30p.m so we didn’t have to leave until around 11. I got up early, packed, had some breakfast, and strolled around to soak up as much of Paris as I could before we had to leave.
We had breakfast in the hotel every morning because it was just so convenient, and after filling my belly with some chocolate croissants I headed out for a walk. Paul chose to just stay behind in the hotel and wait for our taxi to the airport, but I couldn’t just sit inside when there was such beauty outside. I went for a stroll down the street named Victor Hugo which was just beside our hotel. There are so many luxurus shops down this street but none of them opened until 11 unfortunately, so instead I made my way to the Champs Élysees which was only a 5 minute walk away.
It was lashing rain but it was actually really nice just wandering the streets by myself in the rain, and my massive umbrella of course. I had a quick look in Sephora again to see any products I may of missed, as we don’t have a Sephora in Ireland. I really need to start a petition to get Sephora here because I don’t know why it’s not here yet (insert sad emoji).
I didn’t have that much time before I had to head back to the hotel to get a taxi to the airport, but even an hour walking around made it feel like we had more of the day in Paris before we had to leave. We were originally meant to have the full day in Paris but I changed our flights from 6pm to 1pm so I could go to the Adele concert at 8, and I’m so glad I did! You can read all about that here.
We stayed at the Hotel Élysee Union while we were there which had the most amazing location. Paul booked the hotel because it was for my birthday present so I was a little scared where he would pick, but I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised with this hotel. It’s located 5 minutes walk from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysees, and a 15 minute walk from the Éiffel Tower, which you can see from the door of the hotel as pictured above.
I would highly recommend this hotel for the location, staff and decor. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating, the breakfast was delicious, and the decor was quite modern. The rooms aren’t very spacious which is to be expected, but when you’re in Paris you’re not going to be spending a lot of time indoors.
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Paris and I already can’t wait for my next one. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of little getaways here because it’s such a stunning city and it’s so easy to travel to. Until next time paris, à bientôt xo