Paris was never a place I dreamed to visit. For me it was always overrated and I don’t know why, I like underdogs. So on my first trip to France I went to visit Bordeaux instead. However, the first time I arrived in Paris and saw the skyline, I was breathless. I suddenly understood everything about its reputation. I spent a week there early September 2013 with a close friend and despite the terrible weather, we had an amazing time! I think it brought me even closer to her, having shared that surreal week with her in the land of the French.
Here are some of my favourite moments in pictures.
My first ‘coup de coeur’ was the Pont des Arts, gorgeous, romantic and there is just a fantastic view from that bridge.
We didn’t end up going to the Louvre, but it was a nice walk around it. The Musee d’Orsay was the one we chose to visit and we spend half a day there, it was amazing!
We walked on the Champs-Elysees and made a quick stop at LaDuree for some macarons. Oh my god! I had never had such delicious macarons in my life, amazing! We barely noticed that we had sat right in front of the Arc de Triomphe while eating them!
Jardins du Luxembourg were also gorgeous! I’m sure that in the middle of the summer especially it must be absolutely breathtaking.
The Eiffel tower is the Eiffel tower. Not the most gorgeous thing in Paris and yet its symbol. I would love to one day see it as it illuminates at night!
We had such a nice walk in Montmartre! Also tried to find the small hotel my parents stayed at during their honeymoon about 20 years ago. Not the nicest of neighbourhoods, but climbing the streets of Montmartre we found some really cute shops and windy roads!
Another one on my Paris to-do list! Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise is where so many famous people have been buried. It is like a museum really! We spend hours trying to find our way in that maze. I was absolutely devastated to have found out that they placed a glass around Oscar Wilde’s tomb. I decided to kiss it anyway. A girl has got to pay her regards!
We got lost at some point and ended up crossing La Place de la Bastille in the rain, it seemed almost surreal. Felt like a real adventure with such an amazing friend!
We stayed in a tiny flat a few streets away from the famous cathedral! I didn’t get to visit it, but just from outside it was a masterpiece! I can understand how it has inspired so many artists!
What are your must-see attractions/sights/neighbourhoods in Paris? xx