Paris – The City of Lights

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Paris, The Dream City

Everything is magical there, even the air you breathe! There are lots to see in Paris but this time I’ ll talk about my last visit to the city of lights.
Paris is mostly known for its fashion (especially the twice-yearly Paris fashion week), for its haute cuisine and for the three-star restaurants. It is a large city but for me, the best way to see it is by walking.
I stayed at an apartment at Le Marais area so I started my day with a tasty brunch at ‘cafe Hugo’ in Place des Vosges, with the cozy atmosphere and the waiters in the traditional black and white suits.

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Ohh… The streets, the architecture of the buildings and the shops… I wanted to take as many pictures as possible. First I visited the Louvre. The world’s largest museum and historic monument in Paris. Then, as a shopaholic, I went to Galleries Lafayette. If you want to buy luxury or high-end products, this is your place! I wanted to stay there forever.
After the shopping therapy, I had a perfect dining experience at ‘Le bar a Huitres’, a magnificent seafood restaurant, with the biggest pepper mill I ‘ve ever seen! The menu was not cheap at all but there were also some reasonable options (The famous sharing seafood platters cost up to 1000 euros).
The next day I went to Eiffel tower which is the symbol of the city and the most visited paid monument in the world. The tower has three levels for visitors with restaurants on the first and second level.

TIPS:

  • Skip the line with pre-booked tickets
  • Enjoy a lovely lunch buffet at the chic brasserie ’58 Tour Eiffel’ on the first floor
  • Admire the panoramic view of Paris on the third floor while enjoying a glass of pink or white champagne. It is a unique experience from the top!
  • Take the best photos of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero.

After a cup of hot chocolate at the glamorous ‘Cafe de Flore’ I finally reached the Sacre Coeur, one of the most iconic monuments in Paris. At the top of Montmartre, it has one of the most beautiful, panoramic views of the capital. A short walk from the Sacred Coeur and at the bottom of the hill is the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret. In fact, Montmartre is a true cultural experience that remains the most romantic part of Paris.
At the end of the day, I enjoyed an hour’s cruise on the river Seine to discover the full splendor of the river banks and the monuments of Paris. Notre Dame, one of the most widely known churches in the world, was one of them. The last day in Paris was dedicated to shopping (again), in Avenue Montaigne.

Avenue Champs Elysees is also a must see. It is running between the place de la Concord and place Charles de Gaulle where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafes and luxury shops. The French call the world’s most famous boulevard ‘la plus belle avenue du monde’. When in Paris find a Pierre Hermes Paris boutique. Super amazing macarons with flavors that will take your mind. I’d suggest at least five different macarons for the very first time.
A trip to Paris couldn’t end without a visit to the magic world of Euro Disney. With magical attractions, shops and parades, open all year round, it is always a great time to visit Disneyland Paris. Below I give you some tips on making the most of your stay.

TIPS:

  • Buying your Disneyland tickets in advance online, allow you to save time and money.
  • Disneyland Paris is divided into two parks: Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studio Park, each one with their own attractions. It would be better to dedicate a day to each one, instead of rushing between the two.
  • It is worth taking a look at the itinerary suggestions on the Disneyland Paris website which can help you plan your trip in advance.
  • Don’t forget to watch the fireworks show at night. It’s an amazing spectacle, not to be missed.

Paris, The city of lights, the city of magic.

A bientot!

EFI KONSTANTINIDOU
Travel & Lifestyle Blogger

 

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1 Comment

  1. Pegky
    May 14, 2018

    Innamorata con Paris ❤️❤️❤️

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