Promenading in Paris

My recent trip to Paris consisted of lots of photo snapping galore, so I was très eager to share every snap with you, hopefully bringing out your inner tourist.

I know I looked like a complete utter tourist with my camera round my neck, lugging a backpack and obviously not dressed the part as I wasn’t expecting 25 degree heat… But oh well! There’s no shame in doing so, is there? So, grab a macaroon (possibly from my recipe here) and put on some Parisian music. Day 1: We had 20 minutes to freshen up and we were out the door, heading to the Notre Dam metro-style.

Notre Dam

Notre Dam

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.38.02 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.38.13 Wandered over to the near by Lock Bridge.

The Lock Bridge

The Lock Bridge

Then headed to the Latin Quarter for a taste of snails (which I’m not going to be snacking on any time soon) and a bit of French Cuisine to fill us up, ready for the busy days ahead. Day 2: A morning of art galleries and word-wide famous Museums. Starting with Le Louvre, of course. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.41.25 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.40.42 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.40.23 Swiftly moving onto Musée D’Orsay. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.43.27

My all time FAVOURITE Monet

My all time favourite Monet

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.42.58 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.41.54This building was originally a train station, shown by it’s amazing features such as the 2 huge clocks overlooking the Seine. Next on the agenda, clocking when the Eiffel Tower would sparkle. And this was key because it only alights on the hour, so we didn’t want to be hanging round in the cold.

View from the Montparnasse Tower

View from the Montparnasse Tower

Sparkles on the hour

Sparkles on the hour

Day 3: Firstly, we had the boat tour along the Seine, but of course we had to stop by and take a few shots of the Eiffel Tower. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.45.45I highly recommend the boat trip because it’s perfect on a sunny morning when you still have your bed head on. The sound of the waves leave you in a trance, and you are in a complete oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Parisian streets. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.46.13 Day 4:  We had a rather long day ahead of us. So to start a bit of retail therapy was much needed. But before that, we climbed the 284 steps up to the very top of the Arc de Triomphe. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.46.56 The clouds parted above the Champs-Elysées, which was a sign that some hard-core shopping was about to be done. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.47.51 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.48.05 I was very chuffed with myself for re-living Kendal’s moment on the carousel by the Eiffel Tower, and ticked one or two things off my bucket list. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.49.24 Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Tonight was the night we had all been waiting for, the best view in Paris.(Hint: there’s a reason why you can’t see the Eiffel Tower). Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.50.28 Day 5: We had our morning hike up the many, many steps up to Montmartre town, where Sacré-Coeur sat overlooking Paris. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.52.00 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.52.11 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.52.32 Loaded up on gelato. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.52.46 Processed with VSCOcam with p5 preset Wandered the quaint streets. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.53.03 We kept spotting Dalí signs and posters throughout Paris, so we thought we’d check it out and see what the fuss was about. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.53.27 All his paintings are so surreal and colourful, only Dalí could have made these. Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.54.08 Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 19.53.37 “Sans Gala je ne serais rien, elle est mon oxygène” – Dalí A long weekend of art galleries and gelato, perfect huh? See you in Paris, and bon voyage! Jemima Plume Xx

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