13 February 2016

Paris with Le Meridien Etoile Day One - Wandering around Monmartre



Some photos taken by Amber Rose.

So this is my first installment of my adventures in Paris, I have so many photos I want to share with you lovely lot including my travel journal and the beautiful hotel we stayed in, whittling them down to just a few has been tough. Paris feels like a whirlwind, I had the wonderful opportunity to venture to Paris with Le Meridien Etoile. 

We knew where we wanted to head for lunch me and Amber we super excited to get snapping photos, One of the items on my travel buckets list was to visit Cafe des 2 Moulins from Amelie (incredibly cliche and probably massively touristy), every time I have been to Paris I have always managed to miss it! We ventured into the cafe and I happily devoured an amazing chicken burger and chips. While we shared a few stores and chatted about all the things we wanted to see.  The cafe was so beautiful with all the neon lights and atmosphere it felt very Parisian. I sat and doodled for a while enjoying the people and life passing by the windows. I had discovered a new found Love for Earl Grey tea.

Monmartre has to be my favorite area of Paris, as it was the old artist quarter I love all the cobbles and old cafe winding their way up  towards the Sacre Coeur we stopped for a little while and took in the sites and I had a moment to draw a few things into my sketchbook (even though by this point I couldn't feel my fingers), before we entered the beautiful building. I love churches and cathedrals for the peace you feel when you're inside and the Sacre Coeur didn't disappoint, I was in awe at the size, the paintings and mosaic work was breathtaking.

I find Paris is a great city for walkers, I often find myself wandering around London so it does feel second nature to me to familiarizes myself with a city in this way. We ventured down towards Pigalle area which has a famous nightlife filled with Neon lights, adult shops and peep shows. I had stayed in this area a few years before and I really love the vibrancy. People bustling about with the glow of the store signs in the distance famous for the the Moulin Rouge  I had forgotten how busy Paris can be. As dusk settled in, the evening took a magical turn and it felt like I had been in Paris for days rather then just a few hours. I have some wonderful snaps to share with you our beautiful evening spent chatting and enjoying the Parisian way of life which I'll be sharing soon.
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  1. Eeek this post gets me super excited to go to Paris tomorrow for the first time with uni!!
    xx

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  2. omg Amelie is one of my favourite films - I didn't realise you could go to the actual cafe!! I'll have to visit there one day :D

    Flower Crowns and Fairytales

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