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♥ ❤ ❥ a couple of snaps from my weekend in paris ♥ ❤ ❥

ooh la la paree!

our hotel’s Little Red Door

views from my hotel window

the lively montmartre arrondissement during the day

had hearty, authentic french fare at a little restaurant across from our hotel

parisian streets

space invaders!

lift (which cost 17 euros per person) vs. stairs up to basilica sacre coeur. we went with the Poor Man’s Choice.

basilica sacre coeur- located at the summit of the butte montmartre, the highest point in the city

gorgeous little parisian florist

the little parisian touches in our hotel (room)

notre dame

views of the notre dame from across the river seine

berthillon ice cream

we had the lime, chocolate and vine-ripened peach. verdict? Simply the Best.

there were many Faux Berthillons around. this is the Real Deal. the Crowds Say So.

paris metro

infamous glass pyramids at musee du louvre

the beautiful stained-glass interior at galeries lafayette. unfortunately my iphone snap simply does not do it any.justice.at.all.

the eiffel tower

amazing views of paris from the eiffel tower

mr.lift operator operating the eiffel tower lifts

arc de triomphe

zara window display for paris fashion week along champs-elysees

just chillin’ at tuileries garden

tips for paris:

– purchase an unlimited metro travel ticket which is valid for the day. it only costs a measly 6.40 euros (zone 1-2) and you’ll definitely get some bang for your buck if you’re planning to use the metro very often.

– visit galeries lafayette, fauchon and the luxury shops along avenue montaigne off champs-elysees on mon-sat as they are shut on sunday! very Inconvenient if you’re only there for the weekend and leave shopping till last. shops like zara, h&m (ie. your typical high street shops) are open on sunday along the champs-elysees.

– opt for the stairs option if you’re planning to climb the eiffel tower. there is a separate queue for the stairs only option so make sure you look out for it as it’s WAY shorter than the queue for the lifts. if an Unfit Blob like me can do it so can you! plus i think its a better experience 😉

– watch out for dog poo on the streets. this is one thing i clearly remember from when i visited paris 15 years ago…and things in this instance don’t seem to have changed haha

– eat lots of croissants and pain au chocolat (or your French Poison of Choice). that is all 🙂