Among our friends it has been a long-standing joke to remind Jon at every opportunity that I have never been to Paris. Once we had set the date for the wedding and thoughts turned to the honeymoon, there really was only one possible choice. On Saturday we made our way to St Pancras station and there boarded the Eurostar, destination Paris.
We treated ourselves to the Leisure Select class with its dedicated carriage where we were greeted and shown to our spacious, comfy seats. Diner and wine were inclusive and very good. It was the first time we had travelled by Eurostar and we were surprised by how smooth and quiet the train was. The 21/2 hour journey was a very pleasant start to our honeymoon.
We arrived at our hotel late afternoon and after freshening up headed straight out to explore Paris. To start we simply headed towards the River Seine and arrived at the Place de la Concorde.
From here we took a gentle stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Eylsées towards the Arc de Triomphe and the setting sun.
After dinner I convinced Jon that it was a short walk back to our hotel but by the time we arrived there we were both feeling the effects of a days travelling and a 6km walk around Paris.