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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Paris is always a good idea..

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Last week I headed over to Paris for a few days of sight-seeing and relaxing, which was frankly long overdue. It had been planned (in a way) for months - the flights and studio were booked back in March, but as for the finer details? Well, I had a vague plan in mind but left a lot of the exact timings etc down to us to decide at the time. 

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Arriving super late on Friday evening, it was all we could do to establish the whereabouts of our teeny home-from-home and unpack enough of the case that we could get some sleep. 

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On Saturday morning our first stop was the boulangerie about 200yds from our front door, for pastries, which we took to the nearest park to eat. 

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Then, we had a couple of hours free before our first scheduled thing, so we used it to explore some of the streets and shops around Montmartre, where we were staying. 

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I think this is my favourite area of Paris - I've explored it a lot over previous visits and stayed here with the THFC girls last year. 

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I adore the beautiful view over the city which you get from the steps of the Sacre-Coeur and even though we saw Paris from above from about three different attractions, it remains my favourite spot to watch over the city. 

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A few streets away is the Moulin Rouge, which is one of the most famous landmarks in the area, I guess. I've got to admit, I've never been, nor have I seen the movie. We've taken photos from the outside, like above, and I guess I'm just a little non-plussed by it, but it's one of those places one looks out for en route to the metro. 

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I preferred this signage, if I'm honest - a few buildings down from the Moulin Rouge, right in the heart of all of the sex shops and erotica, but I loved the neon retro vibes. Next up, we headed to Montparnasse for the next stop on our itinerary, which I'll get to in a future post. 


6 comments:

  1. I love Paris! The last time we were there was for Bastille Day 2 years ago - need to make a return journey x

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    1. Ooh, I bet it's amazing at Bastille Day!

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  2. Oh how lovely. I love Paris, it's so beautiful.

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    1. It really is. I always find something new and amazing.

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  3. It must be nice to stay in Monmatre. I really like Sacre Couer- it is a pretty place. But I've only ever spent time in Paris when it is freezing so I'd like to visit in the sun!

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    1. It was glorious in the sunshine. We did have one overcast, slightly rainy day, but it was mostly great weather = not too cool but also not too hot to be standing around in queues.

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