Monday, 14 July 2014

Paris

PARIS 

Written by Veronika



What an amazing city! My husband got me this trip to Paris for my birthday back in January. We finally gone the first week in June. It was our first time there and I wished we could have stayed longer. I loved every single thing about our little city break. From our hotel to just strolling around the city.

We arrived to sunny Paris on Friday morning and took the metro to our hotel. Paris metro is one of the best public transports that I've used so far. It's very well designed and affortable (for 24hour pass we paid around 6.70e for 2 zones per person), so we used it to get about town for the 3 days we spent there.

We stayed in Novotel Vaugirad Montparnasse. The hotel was great, with modern decor and comfortable room. But the best thing about it was their rooftop bar.
We went there on our first night to watch the light show on the Eiffel Tower and it was very romantic (the view made me even forget about the overpriced drinks and very slow service here).





On Saturday we had an early start because we wanted to see as much as we could. We went to the Eifell Tower and started queuing up, but after about 20 mins in the line, we changed our mind and decided to go and see other things first. 






Eiffel Tower - first stop





Arc de Triomphe








Moulin Rouge






Notre Dame



What I wore?
Jeans, Sandals and backpack - PENNEYS/PRIMARK
Top - FOREVER21
Necklaces - shorter FOREVER21 
longer DOTTY HOLLY


After we had our dinner, we went back to the Eiffel Tower. The queue was going way faster than during the day. We took a lift right to the top of the tower, just as the light show was on. It was magical! I felt a bit dizzy at the start, because I don't really like hights, but after few deep breaths I was ok. 



On Sunday we had planned to go see the Catacombs, but when we've arrived it was closed due to some reconstructions. My husband was really dissapointed.... But it actually worked in my favour as we spent our day, doing what I love - SHOPPING :-)

First we walked down the Champs Elysees, where we only did window shopping and talked a lot about what we would buy if we'd win the Euromillions :-)
After we went to the Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, market that I found on Trip advisor.
I am a huge fan of markets and this is the largest in Europe with over 2500 stalls. First we walked by some standard market stalls, selling souvenirs etc, but then we got in to the heart of the market and it got a lot more interesting! 
The shops and stalls were full of antiques, vintage, handmade jewellery, photography, vintage chanel and LV bags..anything that you can imagine. I wanted to buy everything...you could spend hours and hours just walking around. I would definitely recommend to go here and when I'm back in Paris, I will reserve a full day for this place.


In the middle of Champs Elysees with the Arc de Triomphe behind me.



I didn't take may pictures at the market, so I added some from Google (2 above).



Picking through some jewellery supplies.

 

And a cold beer after a busy day :-)


What I bought in Paris?
Sunglasses, jewellery and because I collect vintage - I had to get this amazing print from 1924

I hope you enjoyed reading my post about this amazing city and my time there. I wish to return to Paris some day, as there is way more for me to see.

Love,

Your stylegambler Veronika B


Have you been to Paris?
What's your favourite place there?