Tag: Trying the culture

What to do in Paris

Hello darlings!

My time in Paris is nearly done, and what a year! I’ve fallen deeply in love with Paris, and I’ll definitely leave my heart here. I’ve gotten to know the city pretty well by now, and I’ll here give you the top 10 places to go if you’ll ever find yourself in Paris . I do want to recommend you, not to come in the months march-august if possible, since it’s the tourist season, where the lines will be pretty long for almost everything.

  1. The Eiffel Tower. Okay so I know the first might seem a bit obvious, and so many people have called Paris’s landmark overrated. But it is a must-see in Paris, no matter the season. Of course going up for an amazing view is even better, but it can also easily be enjoyed from either Champs de Mars or Place de Trocadero.
  2. Musée du Louvre. The Louvre museum is the most visited museum in the world, with its most popular painting being the Mona Lisa. But that is just one of the many wonders you can see at the museum.
  3. Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Montmatre is definetly my favourite area in Paris, and if you’re set on going, you should consider a visit to the church of  Sacré-Cœur. Not only does it have an amazing view if you climb all the stairs to the church, Montmatre is also know as it’s one of the most authentically Parisian neighbourhoods.

  4. Chateau de Versailles. The Versaille castle is technically not inParis, but if you the time, it’s definitely worth a visit. King Louis XIV wanted to have the most pompous and amazing castle in France, where the Versaille castle and its wonderful gardens became the result. One of the most popular rooms is the Hall of Mirrors.
  5. Jardin du Luxembourg. If you find yourself in the 6th district of Paris, you should definitely consider a visit to the Luxembourg Gardens. It’s the perfect place for a Sunday stroll, or go to the nearest bakery or supermarket to buy some food and enjoy a picnic by one of the many beautiful spots in the park. There’s also a big park for kids, though with a small entrance fee.
  6. Cruise on the Seine. This is something I’ve done several times, and though many recommend to go just around sunset, it’s worth a trip any time of the day. You can book a dinner on the cruise Bateau aux Mouches (including piano and violin playing). Of if you just want to enjoy the city of Ligts with a guide, you can book tickets for 10€ online for Vedettes du Pont Neuf.
  7. Arch de Triumh. The Triumphal Arch is one of Paris’s most fmous monuments,  standing at the end of Champs Elysée (which is deffinetly worth wlking down. Another opportunity to get an amazing view of the City of Lights.
  8. Nore Dame & La Chapelle. Notre Dame and La Chapelle might be some of the most famous and extraordinary churches of Paris. Notre Dame is one of the first Gothic cathedrals in Paris, also with the opportunity of a great view, if you do decide to climb the 400 steps to the tower. La Chapelle is known as the prettiest church in Paris, used by the royals before the French Revolution.
  9. Père Lachaise Cemetery. This is the largest and most popular cemitary in Paris, the first garden cemitery in Paris. There is several famouse singers, writers etc burried here, etc. Edit Piaf, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison.

  10. Any bakery in Paris. As timeout wrote on their article about bakeries in Paris “Not to indulge your sweet tooth in Paris would be a crime.” No matter which bakery you’ll go into, you find yourself drowling over the most delicious french cakes, pastries, baguettes and macroons. If you want to try some of the real french special but dont feel like going to a resturant, a bakery in Paris is the perfect place to go.

Thats all for now darlings! If you have any questions or comments, write them under this post! xxx

The best cafés in Paris

Salut a tout le monde!

So after almost 5 months in Paris, I’ve gotten to know the city pretty well. Of course there is always more to discover in a city like this, but I’ve crossed of most of the things on my bucket list. But to be honest I’m spending a lot of my time on cafés, which is a big part of the Parisian culture. Here I have collected some of my favourite and best cafés here in Paris.

1. Season Paris
If you love a cozy and hipster café with delicious breakfast Season is the best. With their reasonable prices and delightful bowls of greek yogurt and musli, decorated with fresh fruit and granola Season is my favourite place to go for a non-french breakfast. They have base close in the 3rd district, just a couple of stops from Bastille.

Adress:
1 rue Dupuis 75003 Paris (metro station: Temple or République)

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2. Le Carette 
Le Carette is one of the more expensive cafés to try in Paris, but one I’d recommended to try. It’s an amazing atmosphere, cozy from the cute, flowered cups and plates to great service to delicious food. It is described on their website as “one of Paris’s prettiest pâtisserie”, founded  1927 by Jean Carette and his wife Madeleine, There is 2 Carette cafés in Paris, one in le Marais and one close to the eiffel tower at Place du Trocadéro.

Adresses:
25 Place des Vosges (metro station Chemin Vert)
4 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre (metro station Chemin Vert)

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3. Le vrais Paris
Le Vrais Paris is located in a perfect spot in Montmartre, ideal to experience the atmosphere in (according to me) the best area in the city of lights. If you´re going there for a cup of coffee or a full meal, I can definitely recommended this lovely café. I’ve been there so many times since I first arrived in Paris, though I always preferred to sit outside by the street to really absorb the atmosphere. As I said you can find it in Montmartre in the 18th district.

Adresses:
 33 Rue des Abbesses (metro station: Abbesses)

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4. Bistro François Félix

Bistro François Felix is located right next to Place De Concorde, very central at the very end of Champs Elysée. I’ve often went here for a cup of coffee and a pain au cocolate for breakfast, however their menus consists of various drinks and plates. The café is very cozy with a perfect location, especially if you have a lot on the program. This would be a great café to start a busy day in Paris!

Adress: 
9 Rue Boissy d’Anglas (metro station: Concorde)

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I will keep adding cafés to this list, so stay updated!

 

 

Spending holidays at home

Bomjour a tout le monde!

This monday morning I arrived back in Paris after spending one wonderful week home with my family and friends in Denmark. It wasn’t a lot, but I was happy with the time I got. But going home to spend this holiday was a completely new experience. Even though I don’t live there anymore, it’s been my home for so long that I guess, in some ways, it will always feel like home home. And that was a surprise for me, because so much has happened since I left for Paris and I feel like I have changed a lot. So suddenly being back again, where everything was as I left it, was an experience. I guess I somehow had experienced that everything would be different, because I am different, and that I would feel different about being home. But to be honest: it almost felt like I had never left – everything was just the same. That also made it a bit hard leaving again, since everything had felt so normal. Though I could clearly feel I had changed, I had different thoughts about a lot of things that I didn’t have before I left, but when it all comes down to the core, it just felt like being home. Paris has also become my home, but I guess it will never be the same as my parents house in Denmark. Not when I’m spending just 1 year here and I’ve lived in Denmark for the last 19 years,

Today is a special day in France where you can buy the delicious Galette de Roi – a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany, on the 6th of January. If you’re following me on my snapchat, you’d have seen what I got as a gift, hidden inside!
A bientôt