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Can you imagine this little gem is only 25 minutes away from Paris by train? The land of chantilly cream and chantilly lace! We started the day off by visiting the Chantilly castle and its gardens; it's a 30 minute walk from the train station but we were too lazy to walk so we took a cab to get there, ha. We were quite lucky with the weather; it wasn't too hot nor too cold, just perfect. Afterwords, we visited the stables where we watched the horse dressage and then made our way to the village. There wasn't much to do in the village, but it was a nice walk. We ended our day at Le Sylvie restaurant, where we had late lunch and tried their chantilly cream. I was too excited for the crêpe with chantilly cream and it did not disappoint. You can also taste chantilly cream at the castle!
How to get to Chantilly :
Take the TER (train) from Gare du Nord to Gare de Chantilly-Gouvieux, ~25 minutes (check schedule online).
Take the RER D from Gare du Nord to Gare de Chantilly-Gouvieux, ~45 minutes.
This past weekend, a friend from the US came to visit Paris for 3 days so my sister and I played tourist guides for a bit. To be honest, it was mostly my sister since I've been sick for almost week. Curse you, spring colds. We walked around the Marais, the Latin Quarter,Montmartre, and more and had way too much to eat (expect an updated Paris guide soon). I was too tired to carry my camera + lenses around all the time, so here are just three of the five snaps I took this weekend.
With open arms! Oh it feels so good to see the sun shine again, and to be able to walk around the city with only a jacket on. No coats, no beanies and no mittens. Parisians (me included) completely change mood when the sun comes out, and it's just delightful seeing everyone full of life and joy. Let's all just hope for more weekends like this one! Also, on an unrelated note, last time I posted photos from Paris was back in July 2016 on Basille day. WHAT.
So after coming back to Paris after my NYC trip, I headed back once again to the US, this time to Boston for 3 days. I can't really share the reason for my recent trips to the US just yet, but I'll definitely talk about it a bit more in a month or so. For now, please enjoy these iPhone shots from last weekend. All photos were edited in VSCO and/or Lightroom 5.