Monday, 27 April 2015

Travel | Paris Photo Diary | Part 1


A couple of weeks ago me and my boyfriend went on a little romantic city break to Paris for 3 nights, I've been wanting to go to Paris for the longest time and it certainly lived up to expectations! Our first stop was our apartment, we found one on AirBnb, which I would definitely recommend, so much cheaper than hotels and much nicer to have a whole apartment! We were staying in Montmartre, down the street from the Moulin Rouge. It was a red light district so a little seedy at night but still lovely. 

We were a 2 minute walk away from Pigalle Metro station, we used the metro the whole time and it is super easy to navigate, I would recommend downloading one of the Metro map apps. We also bought a 3 day travel ticket out of ease which was about 20 euros each. 

We started off the day with a visit to Notre Dame which was so beautiful, amazing satined glass windows and amazing inside. We then took a walk along side the river down to the lock bridge, when we put our love lock on! We crossed over the bridge and stopped in at the famous Shakespeare and Company Bookshop. It's a gorgeous little shop, great for book lovers but of course super overpriced! I paid 30 euros for 2 books, but when in Rome eh? Also remember to ask to get them stamped at the till! 

After that we went to a burger place I'd read about called Blend, I would definitely recommend it! Even for people who don't eat meat like me, I had a gorgeous mozzarella in breadcrumbs burger, my boyfriend who is a total carnivore said his burger was one of the best he has ever had! Also definitely get the cheese fries, they were to die for! 

Finally we went to the Eiffel Tower which I enjoyed but was a total nightmare for queuing, I would recommend booking tickets, we didn't realise they were booked up about 3 months in advance! So we had to stand in the queues, a queue at the bottom, to be told the top was closed until it cleared out a bit, so then another queue for the lift to the second floor. Then another queue to buy a ticket to the top on the second floor, then another queue for the lift to the top! Finally we made it to the top, then theres another queue for the lift to get down to the second floor, then another queue for the lift to the bottom...Safe to say I was absolutely knackered, we spent about 3 hours there, only about half an hour of that time looking around! Still it's something you have to do and the views were gorgeous nonetheless! 

Have you been to Paris? Part 2 coming soon! 

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  1. these photos are gorgeous, glad to hear you enjoyed your trip! I went to Paris in October and loved it, I called into that bookshop too and it was amazing!
    Sara x
    studs-on-saturday.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely! The bookshop is amazing isn't it! x

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  2. So glad it lived up to your expectations, I went with a friend a few years ago but I really want to get my boyfriend out there x

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  3. Your photos are beautiful, making me excited for going back over Christmas. I wish I'd looked at AirBnB, I didn't even think about it when I booked. Ah well.

    I'm planning to go to Shakespeare & Co. this time, as I missed out last time. I also want to have a proper look at Notre Dame this time. Last time it was so busy around it that we didn't hang around too much.

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    1. Thanks lovely, ooh I'd love to go at Christmas time, hope you have an amazing time! I loved Shakespeare and co, expensive but gorgeous! x

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  4. I love the photos, and the food looks amazing! So glad you had a good time.. I too want to head of for a little weekend break to Paris. Your Air B&B place looks lovely it will certainly be my go to choice on my next break I wish we used it when we went to rome. xx

    LemonaidLies - Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you lovely, I always recommend AirBnb's to people, we stayed at one in Amsterdam too and it was gorgeous, great value for money! xx

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  5. I personally didn't have a good experience and think I'm unlikely to return - your photo's look lovely though and I agree that renting an apartment is a much more cost effective way to explore the city than a city centre hotel - they are SO expensive!

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    1. Ah no! I can image it's very hit and miss when visiting though, I'd definitely recommend looking into AirBnb's for city breaks etc, such good value for money and much cheaper than hotels! x

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  6. I LOVE Paris and it is so cute that you and your boyfriend brought your own lock for the love bridge! <3 My boyfriend and I completely forgot to bring our own lock when we visited and I am pretty sure we got ripped off by the guy selling tourists locks on the bridge :P xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

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