The Book Corner: 36 Hours in Europe

Guys, I’m in Paris and I’m so excited about it!

This Paris trip is a short stop on the way to a wedding in Pau. After all what’s the point in living if you can’t do a quick Paris trip once in a while, hey?! I’ll be in Paris for about 46 hours in total, from Wednesday night to Friday lunchtime and then Sunday afternoon, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for explorations. Luckily I’ve been to Paris before so I don’t need to rush around like a headless chicken fitting in everything, but I do want to experience Paris as I tick off a few missing ‘must-sees’. And that is where this book comes in.  Let’s take a moment or so to appreciate it, in all it’s glory. Isn’t it stunning (Yes I do judge a book by its cover. So sue me).

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This lovely book was a birthday gift from Laura and ever since I’ve been pouring all over it for top-tips ahead of our Paris trip. The book covers Paris in three sections; Paris during the day, Paris at night and Paris Gardens – with each section featuring 10/11 suggestions ranging from must-visit restaurants, cycling tours, the best shops, museum ideas and where to get  the best views of Paris. So for my trip of 40 hours or so it’s just perfect. Especially as I’ve been to key touristy spots already.

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{Above is an example of the stunning illustrated maps at the start of each section in the book – there are five in total}

From the book I’ve added a few must-do things to my Paris list. These include climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, an early visit to the Musee d’Orsay, the garden of the Musee Rodin to see all the sculptures for just one euro and a walk along the Promenade Plantee. Oh and I also now know where to get the perfect picture of the Eiffel Tower! So really there’s nothing stopping me from having the most awesome couple of days in Paris, is there?!

As soon as I’m back from Paris I’m going to be checking out some of the other weekend suggestions in the book. From a cursory glance through I’m liking the look of a weekend in Porto, Bilbao and/or Prague. Really I can’t wait until I can start planning the next trip and this book is going to be a god send!

Fi xx