Paris---France---Food-and-Travel-Diary---My-Kiki-Cake_mainHowdy! It has been a long time coming since my last post, sorry for being so quiet. Of course, the eating during this period has not slowed down, just my ability to find an hour to blog has been the issue. I am currently sitting in front of the heater, with hot tea and a sore throat. My plan is to cook a chicken & vegetable soup tonight, and sit here and edit as many photos as I can so that I have plenty of content to share over the next few weeks.  But today…a post that always makes me feel that little bit better; travel photos from Paris.

Pont Des Arts – Love Lock Bridge

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Walking around the city after our visit to the Notre Dame, we wandered over the Pont Des Arts, also know as the love lock bridge. I have blogged about this previously from my summer holiday to Paris, but it is always nice to revisit as there are always street artists performing, and crowds of lovebirds locking their lockets. Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  Love Locket Bridge Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  4 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  5 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake - The Bridge of Love Lockets Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake - I love you

We then went on our merry way towards the Champs Elysees, to visit the Arc de Triomphe. Below are a few more photos of the beautiful city, captured along the way. Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  8 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  9 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  10 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake -  11 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake - Winter Carousel

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The Arc de Triomphe is definitely one of the most famous and well known monuments in Paris. In it’s iconic location at the end of the Champs Elysees, surrounded by a huge roundabout, it is definitely on every tourists radar. We walked around underneath, and I captured some photos of the inscriptions on the walls with the monument being dedicated to those who fought in the Napolenic and French Revolutionary wars. You have the option to climb to the top, which I wish we had done, as you get a fabulous top down look over all of Paris. The good thing is that I captured some great photos when we did the Eiffel Tower, so at least I have those to keep me happy. No matter what angle you look at Paris, it is always stunning.

Ladurée – Champs Elysées

A trip to Paris is never complete without a visit to one of its many Patisseries. Laduree on the Champs Elysees is a tourists attraction in itself, with a line out the front door to prove it.

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Inside the store, you are treated to it’s beautiful fit-out which transports you to another time period. The cakes and chocolate on display look like perfection, but we had only come for one thing that day, a box of mixed macarons. We each chose some flavours and they pack them away in a beautiful box and bag to transport them on their journey to our stomachs.
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Champs Elysees with the Roue de Paris (ferris wheel) at the end. Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake - 23 16 Paris - France - Food and Travel Diary - My Kiki Cake - Laduree Box

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Aren’t they so pretty in their box. Let me just say that these did not last long at all, maybe a whole of 10 minutes as we tried the different flavours. From memory we had gotten the salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate, chocolate & coconut and praline.

The perfect photo to end with. Have a sweet week :) xxx