I am so happy to be back in the beautiful walking city of Paris! This year, I’ve come to Europe for a wedding and am doing some travelling in between.
I loved visiting Paris last year (check out that blog post here), and stayed in a similar area, the 7th Arrondissement, right near the Eiffel Tower. On our first afternoon in Paris, we grabbed some wine, a baguette and a croissant, and headed to the Eiffel Tower for a mini picnic in the sun – a perfect start to our European holiday.
One of my main regrets last year was missing climbing the Arc de Triomphe. The rain didn’t stop me this year and it was well worth it for an amazing view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower!
We also hit the Champs Elysse after the climb which is a tourist hotspot for shopping.
For some more shopping, we headed off to the area of La Marais to visit some of my favourite stores (& Other Stories, Sandro, and Maje to name a few), and stopped off at one of the many Bistros for some dinner. The area is perfect for boutiques and great food.
Speaking of food, going to a Boulangerie for a sandwich or pastry is an ideal way to start the day in Paris! My favourite was Les Gourmandises d’Eiffel.
Sainte-Chapelle was absolutely worth the line. It is a beautiful gothic style royal chapel built in the 13th century, famous for its stained glass panels. One tip – check the website carefully because they regularly have days with free entry, which we didn’t see when we bought our tickets.
The Musée d’Orsay was absolutely stunning. The building used to be a railway station, the Gare d’Orsay, which was built in the 19th century. We had a lovely afternoon walking around and looking at the work of the impressionists such as Monet and Renoir.
On our last day in Paris before our train ride south, we relaxed in the Tuileries Gardens, a perfect end of our little Paris trip. The gardens are just next to the Louvre and are definitely worth a visit. They were created by Catherine de’Medici in the 16th century, and became a public park after the French Revolution.