Last weekend we visited the city of romance, Paris! It was my third time I’ve been there but it’s still the most Beautiful city ever! There isn’t really a bad time of year to visit the French capital but I love to go there in Fall season, crisp cool sunny days, parks dripping in shades of red and gold, crunchy leaves underfoot, steaming cups of hot chocolate, … You can come to Paris visit museums or just enjoy a terrace with an Eiffel Tower view and eat and drink wine. Of course this is also the perfect place to shop and discover the newest trends in Fashion-land. What more does a Girl needs!
L’Opéra de Paris - Palais Garnier
Every time I visit Paris I want to chill on the steps of ‘Palais Garnier’ or historical known as ‘L’Opéra de Paris’. The Palais Garnier has been called "probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris, this building is just wonderful and a nice spot to take a picture. Even in the evening when the lights are on this place looks so Magical.
Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris
Le Grand Café Capucines - Fish Restaurant
Nearby L’Opera we discovered ‘Le Grand Café Capucines’, a beautiful french brasserie surrounded by culture with the Opéra Garnier, the Olympia, the Musée Grévin, and many theaters just a short stroll away. The interior decor for this restaurant is stunning! The elegantly curved chairs, the ornate wooden surfaces, the colorful wall hangings, all of it contributes to the intimate, classy atmosphere where visitors are welcome to enjoy a leisurely meal.
The menu includes traditional French seafood platters with lovely fresh oysters and a good selection of brasserie favourites. I’m a fish lover, so this place was more then heaven for me. A great place to visit if you want a good late lunch or early dinner in between exploring!
4, boulevard des Capucines 75009 - Paris
The Palais du Louvre
The Louvre Pyramid is still one of my favorite photo sports in Paris. It’s a large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. It has become a landmark of the city of Paris. The Louvre houses one of the most stunning collections of artworks in the world.
Rue de Rivoli75001 Paris
Les Jardin du Luxembourg
Les Jardin du Luxembourg is Paris’ largest public park with over 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, model sailboats on its circular basin, and picturesque Medici Fountain. It was created by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France. It was the first time I saw ‘Les Jardin de Luxembourg’ and I was amazed. Paris heads outside when the sun’s out, with old men playing boules, children playing and couples snuggling up to stay warm.
Rue de Médicis - Rue de Vaugirard 75006 Paris
Café de Floré
The Café de Flore is one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris, celebrated for its famous clientele, which in the past included high-profile writers and philosophers. It is located at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoît, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement.
The best lunch I’ve ever had in Paris. We had the Floré toast, it was a heavy lunch because we choose a dish with a lot of cheese but we needed the energy for all our visites. ;)
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain75006 Paris
La Tour Eiffel
And of course the Eiffel Tower can’t be missing on your trip to Paris! La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition — or World's Fair — of 1889. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world. For security they build a bulletproof, 10-foot-high glass wall around the monument in order to better protect it from terrorist attacks. The best picture spot is the other side of the square (Trocadéro Square) and the small side streets where you can shoot with the Parisian architecture and a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. This Picture was taken in Rue l’Université.
Rue de l'Université75007 Paris
We stayed in the hotel Mama Shelter in Paris East. This is my favorite boutique hotel in LA so I wanted to try this hotel in Paris too. I love the rooftop and big dining spaces. The rooms have a Darth Vader and Storm Trooper mask on the nightstands to take selfie’s with, the perfect touch for my boyfriend who’s a big fan!
The rooms are retro and cosy, each room features an iMac, modern bathroom with all necessary ammenities, and a safe. I would definitely stay again! The hotel is a 30 minutes from the city center but there are a lot of busses who bring you wherever you want.
109 Rue de Bagnolet75020 Paris
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