So for those of you who follow me on Instagram (@davidjamesseed) you will know that I’ve travelled quite abit this year, with work but also for pleasure. A place that has always been on my to go list is Paris.
Some cheap flights (£79 return) and just 4 hours door-to-door later, we were walking the streets of Paris.
Now I should let you know now, I wasn’t going for your standard ‘tourist trip’ to Paris. I didn’t want to see the usual traps that can force you to be waiting for hours in a queue, I wanted to explore “real Paris”. I was going with one of my best mates Kenno, and we had decided early in that we just want to walk around, drink wine, and have mad chats!
We arrived in the early morning, the sun was shining and, after a short metro ride to from the airport to the city centre, we arrived at our hotel: K+K Hotel Cayré
In close vicinity to Paris’ city centre, the hotel’s location is an optimal starting point from which you can explore Parisian sights, famous shopping streets and business centres. The nearest metro station is also easy to reach from the hotel, just a 5min wal.
I must say, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff at the K+K Hotel Cayré were exceptional. Completely making us feel at home and helping us with great local knowledge of “proper Parisian” places to visit. We even got a free upgrade to the most beautiful hotel suite with large windows, incredibly comfy beds (coming from a family business of handmade mattresses, that’s a big deal!) and… could it get any better? …views from our balcony…overlooking the Eiffel Tower!
Once we’d settled into our room, we sat down for food in the courtyard garden, and obviously the first thing we had – crepes! In all honesty, we probably had 4 or 5 each they were that good, but you know, calories don’t count on holiday do they! We then went out to explore the streets of Paris.
We didn’t know exactly where we wanted to go so we ended up walking for a few hours. This was the same pattern for the 3 days we were there – wake up, eat, walk and repeat. It was bliss.
While there we went to some amazing bars and restaurants. I cannot recommend Hotel Costes for dinner enough, the staff look like they’ve walk straight off the carpet at The Met Gala and the atmosphere is insane, it’s Kim and Kanye’s fav restaurant apparently! Peninsula is a roof bar that is also a must go to. Themed like 1950s aviation planes, the bar features one of the best views of the city, and if you go at night the Eiffel Tower lights up beautifully – definitely one to go to if you’re the romantic type.
Overall Paris has truly stolen my heart, I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved it.
I can’t wait to return and stay at K+K Hotel Cayré again, truly if you’re looking for a magical Parisian experience look no further!