Travel Diary // Paris, France

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Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing with my travel diary about Paris. In the beginning of September I’ve had my first visit ever in the city. I loved it very much. Keep on reading if you want to know my adventures! 

Day 1: arrival, Opéra Garnier, Place De La Concorde, Jardin Des Tuileries, Pont Alexandre III, Les Invalides, Arc De Triomphe, La Défense

It looks like we rushed through everything on the first day, but that is really not the case. The last thing we wanted is having to run from point A to point B. We did all of this stuff relaxed, and we got to look at everything very close. Everything is just very close to each other.

We arrived at 10 am in Paris, so we first grabbed a bite before we started exploring. Our first point was Opéra Garnier, a beautiful building with golden statues at the roof. Most of them were angels.
We arrived at 10 am in Paris, so we first grabbed a bite before we started exploring. Our first point was Opéra Garnier, a beautiful building with golden statues at the roof. Most of them were angels.

 

Then, we went to Place De La Concorde.
Then, we went to Place De La Concorde.

 

Although it was September, it was so hot back then. I loved going for a break in these beautiful gardens.
Although it was September, it was so hot back then. I loved going for a break in these beautiful gardens.

 

I loved Pont Alexandre III with its stunning golden details.
I loved Pont Alexandre III with its stunning golden details.

 

At Les Invalides.
At Les Invalides.

 

The beautiful Arc De Triomphe. To me one of the highlights of the trip. We took the 200 stairs to get at the top, but the view was worth it!
The beautiful Arc De Triomphe. To me one of the highlights of the trip. We took the 200 stairs to get at the top, but the view was worth it!

 

Petit et Grand Palais. At the time, there was a special event so we didn't really visited them inside, but I wasn't dissapointed seeing them outside!
Petit et Grand Palais. At the time, there was a special event so we didn’t really visited them inside, but I wasn’t dissapointed seeing them outside!

 

Ofcourse I can't go without shopping at Sephora at Champs Elysées!
Ofcourse I can’t go without shopping at Sephora at Champs Elysées!

 

La Défense, the new neighbourhood in Paris. We chilled by the fountain before grabbing dinner.
La Défense, the new neighbourhood in Paris. We chilled by the fountain before grabbing dinner.

Day 2: Palace of Versailles, Eiffel tower, boattrip at La Seine

To get to Versailles, a village outside of Paris, we took the train for 40 minutes. It was very worth it, and although it is a bit further, I would definitely recommend going there because it is so beautiful. I felt like the queen of the world!

The gardens as well as the palace itself was breathtaking.
The gardens as well as the palace itself was breathtaking.

 

Again, a very hot day. We were so lucky!
Again, a very hot day. We were so lucky!

 

Finally, the Eiffel tower. I can die in peace now!
Finally, the Eiffel tower. I can die in peace now!

 

At night, we took a boat trip on La Seine. We saw everything in its beautiful lighting. A must!
At night, we took a boat trip on La Seine. We saw everything in its beautiful lighting. A must!

Day 3: La Louvre, Pont Neuf, Marais, Centre Pompidou, Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Île de la Cité, Nôtre Dame, Quartier Latin

First thing in the morning, we visited La Louvre, one of the biggest musea in the world. We spotted Mona Lisa as well!
First thing in the morning, we visited La Louvre, one of the biggest musea in the world. We spotted Mona Lisa as well!

 

Next up, the most romantic thing of the whole trip. We got our own padlock and keys for Pont Neuf. It is a long tradition and we did it as well. We wrote our names on the padlock and hung it up.
Next up, the most romantic thing of the whole trip. We got our own padlock and keys for Pont Neuf. It is a long tradition and we did it as well. We wrote our names on the padlock and hung it up.

 

Afterwards, we went to Centre Pompidou, a museum of modern arts. We only spotted it at the outside, but I still think it is worth it. Afterwards, we wandered around in Le Marais, a cosy neighbourhood.
Afterwards, we went to Centre Pompidou, a museum of modern arts. We only spotted it at the outside, but I still think it is worth it. Afterwards, we wandered around in Le Marais, a cosy neighbourhood.

 

L'hôtel de ville de Paris.
L’hôtel de ville de Paris.

 

Then, we went to Île de la Cité. This is an island at La Seine, where Paris was founded in its early days. This was the first Chapel built there. We also saw La Conciërge.
Then, we went to Île de la Cité. This is an island at La Seine, where Paris was founded in its early days. This was the first Chapel built there. We also saw La Conciërge.

 

Up next, Nôtre Dame, one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. The building was indeed breathtaking. Afterwards, we went for dinner at Quartier Latin, the student neighbourhood of Paris. Very different to mine here in Ghent, less filthy I'd say!
Up next, Nôtre Dame, one of the most famous cathedrals in the world. The building was indeed breathtaking. Afterwards, we went for dinner at Quartier Latin, the student neighbourhood of Paris. Very different to mine here in Ghent, less filthy I’d say!

Day 4: Montmartre, Sacré Coeur, Moulin Rouge, departure

On our last day, it was time for Montmartre. This is the neighbourhood for artists, painters and cosy restaurants. This is a wall that has written "I love you" all over it. Each language has a spot.
On our last day, it was time for Montmartre. This is the neighbourhood for artists, painters and cosy restaurants. This is a wall that has written “I love you” all over it. Each language has a spot. I spotted mine as well! Do you spot yours on this picture?

 

On top of the Sacré Coeur cathedral. We had a lovely view of Paris!
On top of the Sacré Coeur cathedral. We had a lovely view of Paris!

 

Last thing on our trip was Moulin Rouge, a very famous theatre in Paris.
Last thing on our trip was Moulin Rouge, a very famous theatre in Paris.

 

That was it for today everyone! I hope you enjoyed reading. One thing is sure, I had the most wonderful time in Paris with my love. 

Have you been to Paris?

See you next time! 

Your Belgian blogger,

xoxo, Tessa

Disclaimer: not sponsored. These are my own opinions and pictures are all mine. 

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