Paris Travel Dairy

In the middle of August I went on a little getaway to Paris with my boyfriend, what more could you want than to end the summer by visiting the city of love. 

We stayed at the Grand Hotel Leveqe which was right in the heart of the city and a 5 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. I must admit the journey from the airport to the hotel was stressful to say the least but by our final day we were both pros at using the Metro system.

The weather was beautiful and made exploring all the iconic attractions all the better, I truly don't think I've pinched myself so much on a holiday and repeated the same sentence of "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I'm seeing this in real life!" 

I've never been one for trying new dishes, I am what you would call a fussy eater. Although we did try many restaurants all in the favour of my boyfriend, whom tried every unique dish known for being French. I must say though there is no better bread or pastry than any you will get from a store, restaurant or cafe in Paris. YUM, YUM, YUM!

My favourite time of the day would always be nighttime, the sounds of many languages enjoy wine outside the restaurants, the glistening lights along the River Seine and of course there is nothing quite like admiring the Eiffel Tower, and see the flashing lights and the amusing cheers of the crowds below.

My favourite places we visited where...

The Eiffel Tower - Obvs!

This quaint little bookstore I found that every book possible, from any genre. I could have spent hours there, I have to admit I bought quite a few books!

Hôtel des Invalides, we had so much fun exploring there and bought a few souvenirs from here!

Square Jean XXlll was my favourite park, facing the old bridge of locks.

The Champs Eylsees where I got myself a little treat from Sephora - expect a review soon ;)
The Louvre was just amazing, and was more than I even expected! Little tip if you're going there bring ID even if it's a picture and you get in for free. 

We did so many amazing things, though our only complaint was that a lot of the locals were particularly rude, something we were warned about prior to the holiday, but still it put a dampener on some days. So be prepared if you're going there!

Paris truly is the city of love, and we have made some amazing memories there that we will cherish when we're old and wrinkly. It was one of the most important things on my bucket list and I'm proudly checking it off, and if you haven't been I truly recommend going there just to take in all the beauty in person. 


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