Saturday, 10 May 2014


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About one year ago I went to Paris for 5 days with my mum. We do a city trip every year, just the two of us, last year it was Paris.
From Switzerland it’s easiest to travel by train, it took is 4 hours and we arrived at 2 pm. After checking in at the hotel we went to explore the area. Our hotel was close to Notre Dame, so we went to see the church and then we spent the day in the little quartiers. We saw the Sorbonne (Uni), Le Jardin de Louxembourg and we went a little shopping. Then unfortunately it started raining and we went to eat crepès.

On the second day we did the big sightseeing tour on a bus. The weather wasn’t too good, but at least it didn’t rain. It was freezing cold for April though and all the fountains were empty, that was a pity. On the tour we got some ear plugs to listen to some information. Our first stop took us to La Place de la Concorde, so beautiful, I have to tell you J. Then we went on tot he Champs d’ Elysée. Our bus had to wait
for a long time and they played the same song over and over again while waiting: Champs d’Elysée. I’m telling you, I really had enough of this song after that! On this famous street we went shopping first, then had a delicious lunch and walked up tot he Arc de Triomphe. After taking some pictures there, we took our tour bus again, which took us the the Eiffel Tour, finally!!! We didn’t go up, because there were so many people, so we just took some pictures and enjoyed the tour. The tour took us to the Hotel des Invalides, the Opera and The Louvre.
The evening we met a friend of mine, who was doing her Erasmus in Paris at the time. I met her in Vancouver when I was studying there, she’s Italian.

The next day we went to see the Tingely and Nici de Saint Phalle fointain and we tokk the tour bus again. It took us up to the Opera, the Moulin Rouge and the Sacre Coeur. The view up there is breath-taking. I had a funny meeting with a pigeon. Let’s just say it landed on my shoulder ;) ANd it was not the first time, it’s always me they’re after. I don’t like these animals, you could say I have a pigeon phobia.
After that it was time for shopping. We went tot he Galerie Lafayette and then had dinner in LaDurée, love that restaurant, especially the omletts.

The following day we explored the area called Le Marais, with cute little shops and parcs. In the evening we went to see a Stephen Sondheim musical, that was amazing!!! Like on the West End.

Then it was Sunday and our last day already L. It was the first sunny day and it was finally warm outside. Paris look so different!
We spent the whole day outside of course. We walked tot he Louvre, took some pictures there and went on to the Jardin des Tuilersies. It’s so beautiful there. We just sat there and enjoyed the sun. Then we looked for a restaurant and had lunch in the park. It was so lovely.
Unfortunately, it was time to say goodbye to this amazing city after that.

I definitely want to go back to Paris. There is so much to see in this city, five days were just not enough. Anyone wanna join me?

Notre Dame

Place de la Concorde

Arc de Triomphe

Hotel des Invalides

Hotel de Ville


Sacre Coeur

Le Louvre

Jardin des Tuileries


  1. I just heard a story on NPR USA about the Love Locks in Paris. They certainly look tres charmant--too bad they are too heavy for the railings. I love the oversized lips in the water. Where was that taken? Many lovely photos--thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks lovely :) The photo with the oversized lips was taken at the Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely fountain just next to the Centre Pompidou. x