My little trip to Paris was merveilleux! It had been 10 years since my last visit, so I didn't remember much about the city. It was quite an eye opener, especially regarding the rustiness of my French!
The weather was a bit mixed and I spent a lot of time exploring the various museums. I saw a fantastic Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, but my favourite museum was probably the Musee Marmatton Monet, which is housed in a small villa in the Ranelagh Garden and exhibits impressionist paintings.
I also spent quite a bit of time sitting in cafes, watching fashionable Parisians stroll past. Has anyone else ever noticed that there is a certain 'dress code' that most Parisian women adhere to? I realised this at the beginning of my explorations - as long as you wear the following colours: black, dark blue and grey - you will fit in. I tried the colour combination on day three of my visit and was stopped twice and asked for directions in French, ha! I felt like I was let in on a big secret!