24 December 2014

Paris: The City of Lights


After a very speedy 5 days in Paris, I have completely fallen in love with the city. Big lights at night, amazing architecture and lovely people. Here are a couple of snaps from this holiday which I won't forget.

Seeing La Tour Eiffel in real life was too amazing!

I went on a boat tour down the Seine and saw all of the wonderful sites from the river. 

The view from the Montparnasse Tower in Paris, overlooking La Tour Eiffel at night. 


Notre Dame

This is Pont des Arts, the famous lover bridge were couples attached padlock with their initials on to the bridge and then throw the key into the river. Sadly, the French government are now boarding up the bridge and removing all of the locks as they are weighing down the bridge too much. 

I really recommend this place for a bite to eat. Le Pain Quotidien is a lovely artisan coffee shop and communal table which sells delicious vegetarian, vegan and organic foods. 


The Louvre is an art museum which is too big to comprehend! 

I visited this wonderful shop which sold everything but made from paper 

Laduree, the famous macaron shop on the Champs Elysees



Candles in Notre Dame

This is Point Zero, the marker of the middle of Paris. Legend as it that once you visit Point Zero you will one day return to Paris and find true love. 
Macaron d'or - Golden macaron

Places I recommend

- Gentle Gourmet Cafe -
A buzzing fully vegan restaurant serving the most delicious food. Their menu is small which is great and most ingredients are organic. Meat eaters
will seriously be satisfied! Book a table in advanced as you will never get in without booking.

- Musee d'Orsay Cafe -
Even though in a museum, this lively and jam-packed cafe is definitely a dark-horse for food. The Quiche Lorraine is flavourful and the pastry is divine. Expect a queue though.

- L'Arrosoir -
Found in the 12th arrondissement of paris, this restaurant serves traditional foods such as tartiflette and bone marrow as well as lighter meals. A neighborhood gem with little tourists.

- Tarmac -
Busy, friendly and local brasserie serving a wide range of food for an excellent price.

- Le Pain Quotidien - 
See above for details.

- Les Deux Magots -
The world renowned cafe known for their prices and their hot chocolate. I had the hot chocolate and it was the consistency of yogurt! You may be in a chocolate coma after the sheer amount of chocolate and calories, but it is seriously worth the experience!


Have you been to Paris or any other big city? 


Merry Christmas!

Joyeaux Noel!


P.S Captions are supposed to be below the pictures but my blog was not behaving so they might be missing! 







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