We did a spot of shopping on Champs-Elysees, picking up macarons in the flagship Laduree store and an Ispahan – a rose, raspberry and lychee concoction – for my official ‘birthday cake’. Well, it had to be something special.
Pont des Arts – yep, we totally shelled out 5 Euros to take part in this ridiculous but photogenic (and I guess romantic) tradition. These padlocks are rapidly migrating beyond this bridge, we even saw them on handrails along the river.
We walked up to Trocadero to take some photos of the Eifel Tower and the impressive fountains. That evening we watched the light display from Pont Neuf. It was amazing, literally looks like the Tower is glittering, but sadly my camera could not cope with the awesomeness.
On the last day we got up early before getting the train to the airport and went across the road to the Jardin du Luxembourg. As you can see it was a perfect morning for a stroll around a simply fabulous garden.
Although the trip was brief we had a lovely time. Just seeing the sights, going for walks, taking pictures, shopping and eating was a great way of spending my birthday and I was well and truly spoiled by David. I would love to go back to Paris soon and for a bit longer the next time.