|Posted by Rachel J Roche on May 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM|
As you can see, it has been a little while since my last update; we have been in the mist of several thousand French tax returns, the deadline for which is in just over a week… Oddly however, the office seems fairly calm. The numerous French bank holidays that fall at this time of year have not been on our radar although a little rumour tells me that we may be able to take these days in lieu at the end of our contract which would mean I could tick off the final Paris sights from my list before it’s time to leave.
This weekend, I was very lucky that my friends Sophie and Gemma came over from Bristol for a visit. We had the most amazing time and managed to get ALL designated sightseeing in within 14 hours! Amazing. We saw everything from Ladauré to the Eiffel tower, to the Sacré Coeur to the Luxembourg Gardens. I think I could easily reel off about 20 notable places of interest that we managed to cram in, and we still had time for pancakes by the Pantheon (a favourite place of mine to take visitors) and a classic French breakfast at le café qui parle (thanks Montanna for the recommendation for that one!).
Of the guys and girls on my course, a couple are now safely at home and I am starting to feel like my time left here is short. There are still a few places that I would like to visit before I leave, some of which we will be going to next weekend when Adam, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law come to stay - Coco Chanel’s apartment to name just one, which is just down the road. In fact, I have to say, if you are planning on coming to Paris, I really recommend my current location (in the 8th) as it is within walking distance of such a lot. Obviously you can get everywhere on the Metro but when the sun is shining there is nothing like a stroll around the streets to feel like (almost) a Parisian.