Paris in Three Days and Bordeaux in Five Days!

February 23, 2018

It's been a long time since my last post! I finally got to my post about the phenomenal time we had in Paris and Bordeaux!  I still catch myself day dreaming about our trip and wondering if and when we will ever go back on an unforgettable adventure just like this one?!




We stayed at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel which was super convenient and allowed us to walk everywhere.  The first two days were cloudy with some rain and a bit chilly but the last day was the perfect day for seeing the Eiffel Tower in bright daylight! 

See below for some of the cafes and restaurants we went to.  You can't go wrong with hot chocolate, foie gras, and wine in Paris!

Brunch



Lunch



Dinner- best steak frites I had in Paris, no joke!



I only packed 2 skirts, a dress, a pair of black skinny jeans, black opaque tights, a leather jacket, and a tweed jacket in a carry-on and a backpack for this trip.  See what I wore to the Louvre Museum, Place de la Concorde, and the Palais Royal below!








The last five days of our trip we spent them in Medoc and Saint Emilion drinking lots of great wine and eating a lot of cheese! We took the fast train from Paris to Bordeaux and so glad we did because it was one less plane ticket we needed to worry about.  The train ride was beautiful and we arrived to Bordeaux in less than 3 hours.  

Chateau Pichon Baron
From the train station we took an Uber to our hotel.  We stayed at the charming Yndo Hotel. Yndo Hotel's staff and service were phenomenal and the rooms were stocked with Hermes soap?! Our favorite part of this trip was being able to experience two personalized tours with Laura from Bordeaux with Elodie.  We absolutely got our money's worth during the two days because we got to see and experience the left and right bank of Bordeaux and eat and drink at phenomenal places.  We 
learned so much about wine and its history during the tours.  






In Medoc we visited Chateau Paloumey, Chateau Pichon BaronChateau Gruaud Larose, and had lunch at a local gourmet restaurant, Le Saint Julien.

Le Saint Julien
Chateau Paloumey barrel room
On the second day of our tour we visited the right bank of Bordeaux, Saint Emilion.  Saint Emilion is full of history, charm, and intimate wineries.  Going to the village and the plaza was one of my favorite things to do because of its breathtaking views.

Saint Emilion Village

In Saint Emilion we visited Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere, Chateau Guadet, La Cellier de Saint Emillion, and had lunch at Logis de la Cadene.


Hope you enjoyed this post!

XoXo,
Keily

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