Paris

Paris • 26 June 2017

Paris

WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL

Le husband and I visited Paris back in 2010, but as it turns out, visiting for 2 days right before Christmas probably wasn’t the best idea. The weather was horrid, the Christmas crowds were ballistic, and to be totally honest, we didn’t know where to find all the hidden gems between the tourist traps.

I’m SO glad we decided to give Paris another chance – it was absolutely wonderful this time around (thanks to some great recommendations from people in the know). Hubby and I walked the place flat, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of exploring.

We stayed in the most awesome Airbnb spot in Le Marais, which was the perfect central area to all the spots we wanted to check out :)

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Our ‘hood

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Many French bulldogs, with SUCH personality

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Parisian graffiti is rad

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Outside Palais Royale – the street musicians around Paris are something else

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The queues were madness at Angelinas, and as they were renovating there was only indoor seating which didn’t appeal, so we got some of their famous hot chocolate to take home

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THIS PLACE. We had supper here 2 nights out of 3 and it was easily the best fallafel I’ve ever had

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More than 10 fallafel packed in there *drools*

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Husband was dying to visit the catacombes (get it?!) – there’s an eerie beauty to the effort that went into organising all those bones

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This was the day it started to get blinking hot and humid

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Actually melting

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Walked 10 000 steps to find this food truck. Worth it

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A wedding at the synagogue opposite our apartment – couldn’t resist snapping a few shots

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Had to walk past Le Tour Eiffel – also completely overrun with tourists

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The swanky area of Paris

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Stumbled across this amazing boulangerie, completely by chance, and stuffed our faces with the most delicious treats

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All the locks were removed from Pont des Arts, but there are still a few stragglers here and there

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Shakespeare & Co – a perfect little slice of literary heaven

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Couldn’t resist heading back here on our last morning

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