Springtime in Paris at the Eiffel
So little time, I know. We made the best of our short stay in the beautiful city of Paris. To be honest, it felt more like an extended layover from Iceland to Italy. In that time, we’ve conquered the Metro, shopped until we dropped, savored delicious food, and checked off a few iconic landmarks.
Day one turned out to be quite a wet one. We stayed in Saint Germain des Pres area, within the 6th arrondissement, at L’Hotel for the first night. Within walking distance, we crossed to the love lock bridge over the Seine River aka Ponts des Arts. There I admired the numerous amounts of romantic pledges stored within the colorful locks on the arch bridge. Paris is indeed for lovers. Shortly after, we took the Metro to Galeries Lafayette, a glorious department store that cannot be missed.
It was there that we were lost in the world of high fashion and luxurious architecture. When we tired out, we simply grabbed a bite to eat at an Asian noodle house a couple block away. Yes, I know. Noodles again?! It’s our comfort food! One can only run on so few hours of sleep a day.
Love locks all over Ponts des Arts
Wearing: ZARA jacket, FREE PEOPLE dress, GUCCI bag
There were so many locks on the bridge that many people started to place them on the outskirts.
Views of the Seine River.
An amazing roof to an amazing store, Galeries Lafayette.
The staircase that goes on forever at L’Hotel.
Pit stops at the Louvre.
Finally, we’ve reached day two. Within the same neighborhood, we swapped into the Hotel Verneuil only down the block. With a long day of sightseeing ahead of us, we embarked towards the museum that houses famous works of art, the Louvre. We continued on foot and explored the Parisian streets until we stopped over at the Eiffel Tower.
Windows in Paris do it better.
Wearing: TOPSHOP dress, PRADA sneaks, ZARA jacket, GUCCI bag, BURBERRY sunglasses
Not to mention, we ended up having a wonderful tour and dinner at the Shangri-La that night, before relaxing back at the Eiffel for a nighttime viewing. Before leaving this city, we took a quick stroll down Champ des Elysees for some drinks and a quick browse.
There’s still so many things I want to do and see in Paris. Unfortunately, time was not at our side during this trip. Next time!
Of note: Be prepared carry cash for kiosks and Metro ticketing. Most do not accept American credit cards unless they have a chip (European standard). Also, learn some French :)
*photos by Jinna and I