When in Paris…Jeudi

I was ridiculously over-excited when my friend suggested a spontaneous trip to Paris! I have always wanted to go to Paris and only spent six years studying French in school 😛 I was very excited to see all the tourist attractions, attempt to speak French and of course the renowned sartorial elegance!

We landed in Paris early on a Thursday morning and made our way into the city. The first thing we visited was the Luxembourg Gardens. These beautiful gardens were originally created solely for French royalty but are now accessible to the public.

We had a very early flight so I was extremely casual on the first day! (PS I’m not normally a double denim girl but I think I can work it in light denims 😉 Outfit details on Lookbook here.

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The gardens and Luxembourg palace.

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We then went for lunch and headed for the hotel which was in a great location within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. After a quick power nap we set off to the Eiffel Tower. On our way there we passed the Ecole Militaire which was a training academy for Parisian cadets from poor families. Napoleon himself was once a student there!

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Ecole Militaire

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First glimpses of the tower!

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 Views from underneath the tower

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Not sure if the wedding is real or a photo shoot?!

 

#tb to chilling in #Paris 🙂

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I dressed up a bit for the tower as you do 😉 See outfit details here.

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Brogues are the footwear du jour in Paris 🙂

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Wearing Eiffel tower socks to the Eiffel tower because I have my shit together!

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Palais de Chaillot

The queues for the tower were massive so we went on our way and took a stroll across the Seine to the Trocadero. The Palais de Chaillot is located here, it’s an impressive building with relief sculptures and Roman-style columns but unfortunately, parts of it have been covered with graffiti which is horrible!

Then it was time for Palais de Tokyo, one of Paris’s few modern art museums. We went in the evening so it was quiet and peaceful unlike many of the other museums and attractions.

Palais de Tokyo had a variety of contemporary exhibits, from a floor transformed into a cracked desert landscape, a whole exhibition devoted to hypotheses of apocalypse (my favourite grim as it sounds!), upside down chandeliers, giant skeins of yarn, what looked like a giant plastic bag but was apparently a meteorite and silent videos.

115123 124 129 144 149 Paris is renowned for the Mona Lisa, Impressionists etc. so many visitors don’t even think about visiting a modern art museum.

However, I would highly recommend Palais de Tokyo as the atmosphere is so much more peaceful than the big museums and you can really enjoy a stroll around. The Louvre was amazing but I felt like I’d been hit by a train by the end!

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My next post will feature my trip to the palace of Versailles (aka the place that is ruined forever by Kim Kardashian…) 😛 Stay tuned! Hope you enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to check out my InstagramTwitter and Facebook page.

Edel

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