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Paris is calling….

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From the baroque styled historic buildings to perfectly made croissants, Paris is one of those places that make you feel like you’ve stepped into the world of fine living. C’est magnifique!

I thought I’d share my recent birthday get away to the ‘City of Love’. My husband and I planned a very impromptu visit which would see us spending a day and night in this gorgeous city.

As we stepped off the Eurostar, Paris was just as familiar to me as my home town, London, in that things looked the same (but in a different way). As we made our way on the metro from the Gare du Nord station into central Paris it was an effortless journey as we didn’t get lost.

Metro station - Paris

Metro station – Paris

We knew we only had limited time in the capital so we focussed on covering the most famous landmarks, see as much as we could, visiting the Musée du Louvre (It’s a former palace turned museum housing huge art collections from Roman sculptures to Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa). The gallery was huge with people everywhere so trying to squeeze in a ‘people-less’ shot was quite tricky. Never-the-less, we were left in awe of the grandeur of this place.

Musée du Louvre is known to be the biggest museum in the world.

Musée du Louvre is known to be the biggest museum in the world.

If you only have limited time in Paris, definitely make a trip to the Eiffel Tower. It’s a must, right?! I mean the structure is fantastic, jaw-dropping….it’s superb – a feat of engineering. Of course, there was a long queue to enter, but hey….this is Europe, this is Paris, there’s always a queue! As one of the most famous landmarks in the world, I had to get to the top. I visited Paris on a few occasions quite some time ago and never managed to make it to the summit of this monument and, my oh my, the views over the city were spectacular.

The beauty of Paris seen from the Eiffel Tower

The beauty of Paris seen from the Eiffel Tower

People that stood next to me were taking selfies, hugging, kissing and beaming from ear to ear. It was super.

I’ve put together a gallery of our journey around the capital below. Hope you enjoy it!

Famous people are buried here at the Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Famous people are buried here at the Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris and is home to the burial tomb of James Morrison an American singer (the Doors).

Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Paris and is home to the burial tomb of James Morrison an American singer (the Doors).

Beautiful structures are in abundance in Paris

Beautiful structures are in abundance in Paris

Streets of Paris

The River Seine flows through Paris, the capital and more than 30 bridges are located over the river.

The River Seine flows through Paris, the capital and more than 30 bridges are located over the river.

The River Seine

The River Seine

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the notable monuments in the capital for its architecture and historical moments.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the notable monuments in the capital for its architecture and historical moments.

 

Paris stall

Living like a Parisian. The colourful exterior of this typical café just lures you in.

Living like a Parisian. The colourful exterior of this typical café just lures you in.

Shopping in Paris

Paris

Restaurant in Paris

Paris

The beauty that is the Eiffel Tower.

The beauty that is the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It has become become one of the most enduring symbols of France.

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It has become one of the most enduring symbols of France.

The Eiffel Tower at night.

The Eiffel Tower at night.

The views from the Eiffel Tower are simply breathtaking.

The views from the Eiffel Tower are simply breathtaking.

Champs-Elysées For glory and grandeur, this is one of the most famous avenues in the world lined with beautiful shops, eateries and so much more. The Arc de Triomphe French monument sits beautifully in the background.

Champs-Elysées For glory and grandeur, this is one of the most famous avenues in the world lined with beautiful shops, eateries and so much more. The Arc de Triomphe french monument sits beautifully in the background.

The Champs Elysées

The Champs Elysées

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

I’ll end here with a gorgeous short video of the display of lights on the Eiffel Tower at night.

Remembering the beauty that is Paris. 😍🇫🇷 – happy Saturday. 😊

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These photographs were taken using my Canon EOS 1200D, Lens 24-70 and my iPhone 6s+

Jusqu’à ce que nous nous réunissons à nouveau paris – Until we meet again Paris 🙂

Peace and love guys,

 

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus

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Author: Sóla Snapshot

Photographer and blogger - Street | Architecture | Travel My photographic adventures, whether close to home or far away. Lover of good food, dogs (even though I don't have one yet), orangutangs and travelling the world.

17 thoughts on “Paris is calling….

  1. I loved it! Thank you for taking me on your birthday adventure to Paris, the sights and street photography were not to be missed.

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  2. Lovely set of images, Sola!

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  3. Lovely pictures of a very beautiful town!

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  4. Beautiful pictures, i wish i will be there one day 🙂

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  5. What a nice pictures and thank you for sharing, i’m coming back here
    nice weekend

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  6. I love your beautiful pictures in Europe, and I really wish to come to Europe one day. I gave you Liebster Award. You can check out my blog. This is not a spam hehe I only give you appreciation 🙂

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    • I’m so glad you liked the pictures Yanti and hopefully one day very soon you’ll be able to visit and explore the wonders of Europe. Sure! I’ll definitely pop on over to your blog and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. 😀

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  7. beautiful and great mood 🙂

    Like

  8. Lovely shots! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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