Illustration of Paris by my lovely talented friend Emma Block
So I mentioned briefly in this post how this little family of mine are off on our first real holiday (abroad!). When Tom and I first started dating we talked about a Paris trip together, in fact he got me a really lovely book all about individual boutiques we could hunt out (unfortunately this was five years ago so I'd imagine it's a little outdated now). Then like life does, this and that got in our way and we put off the trip opting for a cheap weekend break here or there and deciding maybe that Paris was right for us at that time for whatever reason (work, pregnancy, having a newborn).
When I decided not to return to work after maternity leave money was pretty tight and a holiday out of the UK wasn't an option, it's taken a few years to get to this point but I'm so glad we are finally having our first family holiday!
We are travelling by Eurostar which is also something I've never done before (can you believe it?) and staying in a home let which will hopefully give us more of a feeling about Paris living. Most of my knowledge of Paris is from watching Amelie a few hundred times and it just so happened the place we are staying is right by Montmatre too which is apt.
I'm hoping that with having a home let we will make sure we only eat maybe one meal out a day which will cut costs and I also love the idea of buying food from the local markets and cooking at home. Deal Checker have also compiled a handy guide for saving money when traveling which has actually been compiled from advice from some of my favourite bloggers. I always go to blogs rather than magazines when I want to know someone's honest opinion of a place so I love that they went to bloggers for their top tips!
Have you been to Paris? Where should we visit whilst we're there?
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