Van Gogh La nuit étoilée at the Atelier des Lumières

Return to Paris: a cheeky weekend away

Ah, Paris in the spring. Who can resist it? Certainly not us – we’re spending a long weekend in the capital.

We’re here with two of our closest friends, Martin and Trevor (pictured). We were chatting at Christmas and they said that neither of them had been to Paris for 20 years or more and would like to go again.

Martin and Trevor at Plateau, Brighton

It wasn’t long before a plan had been hatched.

Damon was nominated as our hotel booker – which seems entirely reasonable, given that he works for the world’s favourite online hotel reservation website. He found a rather nice four-star hotel just metres from the Pantheon and the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Grand Hotel Saint Michel, Paris 75005

We took the TGV from Lille and the chaps – as we call them – arrived via the Eurostar from London. It has been great to catch up with them.

They used to live around the corner from us in Brighton, so we’d see each other frequently. Then they moved a mile up the road and we moved to France, so getting together requires a bit more planning than it used to.

But they remain the easy company they have always been. They have no fixed ideas about what they want to do while they’re here.

“We saw the Van Gogh La nuit étoilée at the Atelier des Lumières – a digital exhibition where the painter’s pictures come to life”

So we took charge for some of the weekend. Last night, we saw the Van Gogh La nuit étoilée at the Atelier des Lumières – a digital exhibition where the painter’s pictures come to life around you.

Van Gogh La nuit étoilée at the Atelier des Lumières

It was something else. If you’re in Paris soon, go.

We have a weekend of culture, good shopping and great food ahead of us. Paris, it’s good to be back.

Van Gogh photos © Atelier des Lumières

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9 thoughts on “Return to Paris: a cheeky weekend away

  1. Let us know how the hotel was! I am always looking for tips on great places to stay. Bon weekend!

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  2. Envious? Moi? Your friends are very happy look alikes and have lovely smiles. We went to the Van Gogh exhibition in Houston – excllent. Seems like Vincent is trending. Have a grest weekend!

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  3. Great not grest, although I may have invented a new word there….definitions welcome!

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  4. Good choice To see van goht cheers on thé road in my neck of thé woods

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  5. Ah, precious time spent with cherished friends. Nothing better!

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  6. We all love a little bit o Vincent….wherever you are!…..Paris or Amsterdam!!

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