A casual stroll in Paris

The city of Lights, la cité de l’amour…

Paris doesn’t need any introduction.

Everybody has been there or dreams to go there; we have watched movies, we have read books, we have secretly admired romantic proposal on Youtube.

As Paris is just 2 hours by train from London, I have been lucky enough to visit it few times.

Last weekend, for the first time, I decided not to have a plan and just to go with the flow.

The hotel was a bit far from the city centre, La Defense, although I would still recommend it because there are quite few restaurants, cafes and a big shopping centre.

Our Hotel

I took the metro to Saint Michel and start exploring the area without any directions.


A dear friend of mine who is currently living there joined me for lunch in a nice typical bistrot.

We then stopped for pics at the Notre Dame cathedral and continued strolling around Paris’s islands: Ile de la Cite and Saint Lois.

This is probably my favourite area of the city!


We then spent the afternoon shopping at Les Halles and headed for dinner to this super cute street called Rue Montmartre.

The following day my only plan was to spent time in literally my favourite museum of the world, Musee D’Orsay.

I could go there twice a year and still being excited.

Obviously  I couldn’t help buy paying a quick visit to the Louvre, a stop in Trocadero for a good view of the Tour Eiffel and a beautiful stroll in the Champs Elysee.



After getting some rest back to the hotel, we joined some friends in the Opera district.

It was full a young people enjoying a glass of wine and some cheese. So French, isn’t it?

There in fact plenty of restaurants, bistrots and clubs as well.

We were spoiled by choices!

The following morning was already time to jump on a train to go back to London but, as they say, Paris is always a good idea 🙂

xxx Valentina

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