Saturday, 29 September 2018

7 Instagrammable Spots in Paris (& How To See Them All!)


Back in August we took a quick little trip over to Paris. We'd managed to find an absolutely epic deal on the Eurostar website for just £95 each for our hotel and train tickets, so I really couldn't resist at that price! We also ended up getting just over half the money back as our train was delayed by 7 hours coming home, so it really was great value in the end!

Of course I couldn't go to Paris without snapping a few pics...ok, maybe 'a few' is a bit of an understatement. When I was planning outfit photos for here I actually had over 12 different locations in mind, which I ended up reducing down to 7 as we only had just under a day to visit everywhere. For reference, our train arrived at 3:30pm on the Friday and our train home was at 8pm on the Saturday. 

So I'm going to share with you all the locations we visited and how we got to them all in time, for if you ever find yourself stopping in Paris for a short while.

Day 1

Location 1 - Rue Crémieux


Dress - C/O ChicWish

This colourful street is a must visit if you're a fan of bright and pastel colours. There was no doubt in my mind that we had to stop here and it was absolutely worth it! We headed it straight away on the Metro, stopping at Gare de Lyon then walking 5 minutes to the street. We had to wait a little while for the crowds to clear and for a couple cars to move, but once they did we snapped away and were off to the next place.

Location 2 - Notre Dame and Pont de l'Archevêché


These two places are basically next to each other, so I'm including them as one location! Notre Dame is about a 30 minute walk from Rue Crémieux so we decided to take a leisurely stroll rather than pay for a metro ticket. You can get a photo of the front of the cathedral and the rear on the bridge, and they're both as lovely as each other! I think I may actually like the view from the bridge a little more...which do you prefer? 

As this was our shorter day in Paris, these were the only two places we visited, and then we headed for dinner and back to our hotel to prepare for the next day. 


Day 2

Location 3 - The Trocadéro



Our first stop on our second day was an early start at the Trocadéro. We arrived at about 7:30 but the place was already crowded, so if you really want it empty head there even earlier. We got the Metro to Trocadéro to head here and found the best place for snaps was on the slanted wall of the steps (and it's a good way to avoid getting people in the shot too!). 

Location 4 - Avenue de Camoëns


Only a five minute walk around the corner from Trocadéro, Avenue de Camoëns is a must visit, and is the place I snapped my favourite shot from the trip! There is currently scaffolding up the buildings on the left hand side but when that is finished you'll be able to get an even better shot with a fab view of the Eiffel Tower and some of Paris's gorgeous architecture. 

Location 5 - Pont de Bir-Hakeim


Skirt - Chic Wish | Top - Missguided | Bow - Free People | Shoes - Dune

Our next stop was Pont de Bir-Hakeim, a 9 minute walk away and another chance to get some beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower. It actually might be my favourite view of it, framed by trees with the river in the background too. This is also the location where they filmed that famous Paris scene from Inception, so if you're a movie buff you'll want to visit here anyway! 

Location 6 - Avenue de New York


Now, take a stroll back towards the Eiffel Tower along the river and you'll come to Avenue de New York, where you can be in both Paris and New York at the same time! Again, it's just another great view of the Eiffel Tower, and if you follow the steps down to the riverbank you'll be able to get a pretty good shot there too. And can you ever have too many photos of the Eiffel Tower? I don't think so...

Location 7 - Palais-Royal


Our 7th and final location was the famous courtyard at the Palais-Royal. I'd never been here before and was determined to get a photo on one of the pillars where I looked like a doll on a music box. Mission accomplished! The Palais-Royal is about a 45 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, so it is walkable, but as we were so tired by this point we decided to hop on the Metro to Palais-Royal - Musée de Louvre. The courtyard is right outside the metro station, so easy to find! 

So there you have it, 7 Instagrammable locations and how to visit them all in pretty much a day! There are a few places that we didn't manage to visit, just because they were more out of the way than the ones on this list, but I'm still pleased we managed to hit so many spots in such little time! 

Let me know in the comments if there's anywhere on this list that you'd love to visit! 


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