For some reason, everyone I speak to is shocked I’ve never been to Paris before. I’ve been to Disneyland a few times yes and I’ve done a number of day trips and holidays to France but have never actually made it to Paris. So a few months ago when one of our team members suggested we did a blogger trip to Paris I jumped at the chance to go.
From what I’d heard from other people, Paris is a very ‘marmite’ city. You either love it or you hate it. It’s never really been a place I’ve been desperate to visit but with it being so close it’s always been on my list of must-see European cities.
After months of planning the day arrived and last week I finally visited Paris! We had a loveliest group of bloggers with us, a jam packed itinerary and the sun was scorching. What more could you want for your first trip to Paris?!
Now anyone that works in events will know when you’re in-charge of 6 people, transport and an itinerary in a foreign country, it’s not the most relaxing of days out! So unfortunately I didn’t actually get to see or take in much of the city we were lucky enough to visit. However from our time at the Eiffel Tower, trip to the boutique and a number of taxi journeys I did have the chance to create a few first impressions of Paris. Here’s a little list of what I loved in Paris…
Literally every building in Paris is gorgeous. From the renaissance style houses to the magnificent bridges to the gothic churches, it’s one of the most Instagrammable cities I’ve ever been to.
We’ve all heard of Parisian style, but I’ve never actually full on experienced it. I can officially say however, it’s my new fave! When it comes to fashion, I love classic the elegant look associated with Parisian style. They make looking good so effortless. Another thing I notices was their jewellery is very minimal which is right up my street. Less is more!
For September, we were extremely lucky with the weather. Most of the people who say they don’t like Paris went in the winter so I can imagine if they went in the summer they’d have a completely different opinion. I’d love to spend some time here just relaxing in the parks and sipping coffee outside the cafes. One of the plus sides of seeing Paris in the summer was that all the flowers were still out. This makes it even more beautiful!
Although we have a lot of history here in London, Paris has a history just a rich. With various different cultural and art movements, revolutions and monarchies, there have been so many interesting things happen in Paris. I want to learn about them all by going from one grand landmark to the next!
Although the restaurant we ate at in Paris wasn’t really Parisian cuisine I’m sure I could easily fall in love with it. I would spend all my time here eating baguettes, croissants, macaroons and Crème brûlée’s. Also, I’ve never been somewhere with so many street stands selling crepes! Man I need to spend more time in France…
What were your first impressions of Paris?
Photos by Camile Richez