Paris, France

I have so many photos to share from our trip to Paris! We had a wonderful time enjoying everything this magical city has to offer and I´m so glad we finally went. I have been to Paris once before, but this time I wanted to make sure we had enough time to just stroll around the city. We were able to pack in so much in four days, but it never felt rushed, as we just wandered around and got lost on the most beautiful streets. 

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We decided to take the TGV to Paris on thursday morning – mainly because we booked everything short noticed, therefore it was time and money saving compared to flying in. I never thought I would be a friend of taking the train, but (in our case) it takes more time to get to the airport, through security check, flying for an hour and taking the metro to the city than just taking the train for three hours straight.

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We dropped our bags off right at our Airbnb (2 arrondissement) we were staying in, freshened up and hit the ground right away. We went to the Champs Elysées to see the Arc the Triomphe and to get some macarons from Ladurée. I thought we would just grab some macarons and enjoy them somewhere outside, but it was rainy so we decided to just have an afternoon tea instead. We did not make a reservation, therefore we had to wait for over half an hour to get seated. Even though this place is beautiful and the macarons are just everything, if you have limited time, I wouldn’t really recommend it. Afterwards we went straight to see the Eiffel Tower, but we did not get to the top, because it was already getting dark and we were hungry af – so we just went to Baagaa Burger (delish!). 

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While I have been to Paris before I did not make it to Montmartre or the Sacré-Coeur, and this time we made sure to spend an afternoon in the area. It is very touristy for a reason, those views of Paris from on top of the hill – words cannot do this justice and also how the streets are filled with artists working and selling their art is one of my favorite things to see and makes Montmartre special for sure.  

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I was really excited to be in Paris while the Christian Dior exhibition took place at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. This major exhibition marked 70 years of the house of Dior and celebrated its fashion. I would have never dreamt of being able to see Christian Dior´s creations from different decades – the display featured not only the most beautiful gowns, bags and shoes, but also many of his illustrations. Lucky me! 

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  Here are some photos I took with my iPhone. 

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It started raining right before we arrived at the Louvre and there was a huge line outside
(not surprisingly) – so we were just waiting for the rain to stop.

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On this trip I wanted to stop by the galeries lafayette, which is a beautiful parisian department store to have a look at the Chloé Faye, which I´d had my eye on it for so long. I wanted to make sure to enjoy this occasion, because it was special to me, but the second we got there I just felt overwhelmed by this busy place. It just didn’t feel right to buy this beautiful (& expensive) designer hand bag in a crowded department store, so I decided to leave and hit the Chloé store. 

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I’m such a fan of walking the stairs up to the first floor, even though I’m afraid of heights it’s fun getting up there – and it does count as a “workout”, right?

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It was a blast – as always. Till next time, Paris.
We (I mean Manu haha) made a little video of our time together in Paris. Enjoy!

 

Here are some places you should definitely check out in Paris:

Food & Drinks:
L’as du fallafel
Boulangerie Julien
Au p’tit Grec
Baagaa Burger
Madame Pervenche

 

 

 

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