Bonjour again and welcome to part two of my four day stay in Paris. If you skipped part one you can find it here. This blog is primarily made up of photos that were snapped here and there around the city and a few shots of food. We were blessed with beautiful weather since we were visiting at the beginning of August…

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Beautiful Parisian Architecture

Walking around and not minding if we got lost we came across this long stretch of park in front of yet another beautiful building.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Army building in Paris

We also found ourselves walking past the École Militaire which is the military school on the Champs de Mars which faces the Eiffel Tower.

Picnic at the Eiffel Tower

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Walking to our Eiffel Tower Picnic

A trip to Paris isn’t complete in the summer without a picnic under the Eiffel Tower. We ventured to our local supermarket to pick up some food and wine followed by a pit stop at the Fromagerie to buy some cheese.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Cheese at our Paris Picnic

Our three cheese choices consisted of Camembert, a goats milk Chevre and a hard Blue cheese.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Salami

Spicy salami to have with our baguette and crackers.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Prosciutto

A bit of prosciutto to also accompany our cheeses.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Chilli Olives

Spicy green olives.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Eiffel Tower Picnic in Paris

The girls sitting on our makeshift (airplane blanket) picnic rugs.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Surrounding the Eiffel Tower

This is a behind us shot of our picnic position. As you can see there are plenty of people about, enjoying the dusk and sunset like us.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Dusk at the Eiffel Tower Paris

This is the view we got to enjoy in front of us. The Eiffel Tower in all its glory during it’s nightly light show. During the summer, the lights on the tower go off every hour after sunset until 2 am.

Pierre Hermé – Rue Bonaparte

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pierre Herme in Paris

Pierre Herme…..the Louis Vuitton of the sweet world. We  visited one morning to indulge in some more French pastries.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - The cakes at Pierre Herme Paris

The line was out the door when we arrived, and we slowly peered at all the delectable sweets in their glass cabinets. Decisions Decisions!!!!

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pastry Display at Pierre Herme Paris

These are the individual tarts, perfect for one. Most of these also come in the larger size for when you feel like sharing with others, or being a major fatty.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pierre Herme Cakes and My Kiki Cake

Happy with my purchase, we decided to head to a little park around the corner to indulge.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pierre Herme Taste Test

The girls with their purchases as well….Isi seems a little jealous at something Ana has purchased.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - The Salted Caramel Macaron at Pierre Herme

First off I chose the salted caramel macaron….of course!! Soo soo delightful and so so sweet which is broken down by the hint of saltiness.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pesche tart with cumin at Pierre Herme

I chose the Tarte Peche, Rose and Cumin. The base was a crisp pastry filled with a rose cream and topped with the peaches that had a sugary toffee like layer flavoured with the cumin. Divine!

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Tarte Infiniment Vanille Pierre Herme

Ana chose the Tarte Infiniment Vanille. The base is a sweet pastry which is then filled with a vanilla custard and vanilla mascarpone cheese and then coated in an outer layer of vanilla ganache. Vanilla lovers dream come true!

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pierre Herme Montebello Vanilla and Pistachio Tart

Jes chose the Montebello which is made from a biscuit dacquoise base, filled with a pistachio creme and then topped with raspberries.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - 2000 Feuilles Pierre Herme Vanilla Slice

Last but certainly not least was Isis choice the 2000 Feuilles, which is like a millefeuille x 2000. This beauty is made up of caramelised puff pastry, layers of praline and then praline cream.

Pierre Herme

72 Rue Bonaparte, Paris, France 

Ph: +33 0143 544 777

Web: http://www.pierreherme.com/

Fat Tire Night Bike Tour around Paris

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Fat Tire Bike Tour around Paris

A good way to see the city is to do one of the Fat Tire bike tours. We chose the night tour which went for four hours and included a boat ride up the River Seine. Below are a collection of photos I took whilst cycling around the city.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Love Locks on the Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris

We crossed over the Pont Des Arts bridge as the sun was setting and I captured this shot which has to be one of my favourite for the trip. The bridge is covered in padlocks that mark the names of couples..how romantic!

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Pont des Arts Paris bridge with young couple

I sneakily captured this shot of a random couple, I assume they may have just placed a padlock on the bridge.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Love Locks in Paris on the Pont des Arts

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Black and White shot of the Eiffel Tower

Shaky shot of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Statue in Paris on our bike tour

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Fat tire bike tour with a river cruise

Boat cruise down the River Seine, amazing to see Paris at night from a different angle.

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - River Seine night time boat in Paris

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Paris at night on the river Seine

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Eiffel Tower night shot on the Fat Tire Bike Tour

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Notre Dame in Paris at night

Notre Dame at night looking rather haunted against the dark lighting.

Fat Tire Bike Tours 

Web: http://fattirebiketours.com/paris

Paris France Food & Travel - My Kiki Cake - Snack Cheese Plate in Paris - Blue & Chevre

There we have it, a small collection of the many photos that were shot during our time in Paris. It honestly is one of the most beautiful cities to explore in. Happy Sunday, my next post is from Mykonossss!!! Party time :).

Au Revoir, I leave you with some more cheese that we indulged in one afternoon xxx