The next day was quite cold and rainy, which I didn’t realise until I’d already left my apartment. I headed off to the Louvre and walked around, taking in all of the magnificent architecture. I didn’t go to the museum that day but I did end up there later in the trip!
top, co by cotton on; shoes, nike
After my walk I had lunch at a lovely little cafe right in the heart of Paris. I had a french omelette with potatoes in it, which was delicious. The french sure know how to cook.
I took a walk around the gardens near the Louvre after lunch, I’m really glad I got to see Paris in Autumn.
Afterwards, I headed off to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs which is located in the Palais du Louvre’s western wing. The word I would use to describe this museum is eclectic; it houses and displays furniture, interior design, altar pieces, religious paintings, tapestries, wallpaper, ceramics and glassware, plus toys from the Middle Ages to present day. It also had little splashes of haute couture from Chanel and ‘period rooms’, including Jeanne Lanvin’s apartment, which was my favourite.
Jeanne Lanvin’s apartment
This is a shot I took from inside the museum, I was in there for about 4 hours.
The sun finally came out around 6pm as I made my way back to the apartment.
The next day my best friend Katie flew in from the UK! I met her at the airport and once we got home we spent the evening walking around the local streets and window shopping (mainly for food).
One of the many Halloween themed windows. Read more here.
We had dinner at this fantastic italian place, it was probably one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten.
Afterwards we headed home to the apartment for more red wine. This obviously became our evening ritual!
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