Hello friends, how are you? Today’s another day where I’m taking you travelling… It’s been a while, right? Since I’m French, Paris isn’t really such big news to me, and, to be honest, I have a conflicted relationship with this city. But more on that later. I’m lucky -I will say it like that- enough to try and get to the capital at least once a year, it’s sort of a tradition with my sister @nyxcorner… So how about we get on a very Parisian weekend?
It’s going to be a little throwback, and a well-needed one, because I really can’t wait to go on holidays again. But more on that later. Mid-March, I joined my sister in the city of lights for an incredible weekend away…
ALONG THE SEINE 🐠
In case you’re not too familiar with Paris’ geography, this huge city is cut in two by the Seine, this big river…and it’s really such a touristic thing, but you can do a tour on the bateaux-mouches, in order to discover some of the most famous parisian landmarks, along the Seine. Okay. I’m French, and I know all of these places already, but isn’t it always great, to remind ourselves of the beauty of some places we’re familiar with , at times? So…
Welcome to Paris! It was a cloudy weekend, but for those of you looking at the picture, you can actually spot the Eiffel Tower somewhere here. But why don’t we step closer?
I apologize for the slightly bit blurred picture, as this has been taken from the bateau mouche. Yes, we do love to be tourists, haha. Blurry or not, I’m always amazed by how such a metalic landmark is so famous and admired by so many people.
To be honest, there aren’t that many parks in Paris (or not that I know of, the city really isn’t famous for that, unlike London), so I was glad to finally go to the Jardin des Tuileries and see that, even in mid-March, it was all green and flower-y, and it made me crave for summer even more.
If there’s one impressive thing about the city, it’s how, in a few steps, you can find yourself right in the middle of some famous moment. One second earlier, we were in the jardin, and now we’re staring at that ginormous museum -it would take you MONTHS to go through all the art pieces there. MONTHS, better known as The Louvre.
A LITTLE BIT OF ROYALTY 👑
Whenever I’m going to a city more than once, I always like to try and see NEW things as well. If it’s kind of impossible for small towns to do so, in Paris, there are always new things to do, or things you might have missed / seen a different way, and so on. After all the crazy shopping and the BOOKS (You really thought I didn’t buy books? I stayed half an hour in the English bookshop trying to pick between two books. And ended up getting both of those), well, it’s always great to just WALK around and discover wonderful places. Like this one.
This is the Palais Royal, and the Jardins…What does it mean? It means that it’s made for ROYALTY. I’m not going to bore you with historical details because I don’t know those, and I’m just one of these people staring at this beautiful place and wondering…yeah, no. I could NEVER live here haha.
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS 📚
Okay, you kind of were expecting this now, weren’t you? There are some places you just can’t avoid if you’re kind of a bookish freak… And there are some Anna and the French Kiss moment I needed to have for myself.
There’s the obvious Notre Dame, because it’s a symbol for so many things in Anna and The French Kiss, but also in the whole series….
The walks along the Seine, just like in the books…
And, oh, where am I? Welcome to Point Zero, guys. I won’t even BEGIN telling you how many time it took me to take that picture. Too many people wouldn’t step aside, ahah. And yes, before you ask, those are my, and my sister’s feet. Guess who’s who?