I was lucky enough 2 weeks ago to return to my beloved hometown of Paris. With the arrival of our youngest and the busy life that turned out to be when you have 3 kids, I had not had a chance to visit this beautiful city in 3 long years. Finally, the stars aligned and I was able to spend a gorgeous 3-day weekend beware, this a photo filled post !
It felt like a treat as I was given the opportunity by my husband to go all by myself while he would like after our 3 little ones. I dreamt of photography, catch up with friends, wandering around the streets and shops, visiting exhibitions…and I was able to do just that.
There is something quite surreal at being a tourist in your own hometown but this is the feeling I experienced and it felt great. My eye for photography has developed quite a lot in the recent months/years and I set a fresh pair of eyes on everything. I gasped in every corner wondering why I had not come back earlier. This city is just amazingly beautiful and so full of charm.
So what is it that makes Paris so special apart from all its history? The things I enjoyed most, when not catching up with friends or family were:
admiring all those beautiful Parisian front doors. They are truly spectacular!s
enjoying the cafe culture and loved watching people have a good time when the weather is kind enough to sit outside.
loving all the cute independent shops that still fill so many streets of the capital
admire like a child all the iconic monument that still look so impressive after all those years
keeping my head up looking at the fabulous architecture surrounding me
I walked so much during my 3 day stint that my legs ached but it is the best way to feel the vibes of this wonderful place. Paris will always be a good idea and I cannot you recommend you enough to go and visit it (again even if you might have been many times before).
Book right now your next visit to the French capital, apart from the rudeness of the French waiters, you won’t regret it!