We stayed in the hotel on Saturday morning and watched, in shock, as events unfolded. As Hotel Powers is only round the corner from the Champs Elysées, we decided to take an afternoon stroll and find some lunch. Even though many shops had opened that morning, most were shut by the afternoon, and any that were open were enforcing security checks before you could get in.
Having seen the Christmas market on the Friday afternoon, we were hoping to have a chance to explore it, but as the state of emergency meant that all markets were shut, unfortunately, we never did. Though it looks fabulous so if you’re in Paris before Christmas it certainly looks worth a visit!
After a suggestion from a friend, we stopped in at Ladurée’s Bar for an exquisite, luxurious lunch. We both loved the original take on the classic Croque Monsieur; I can’t wait to share the whole lunch with you!
I’ve also discovered that mum isn’t a bad photographer – thanks mum!