Going to Paris?

My Top 10 Insta locations in Paris.

Last Fall, I spent a romantic week in Paris with my hubby, celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary!

We had always said we would do something special for that date, we had even thought about renewing our vows with a destination wedding in Mexico.

However things don’t always work as planned.  So when we realized Mexico wasn’t an option, we started planning a romantic trip to Paris, which like you know, it is a great consolation price.

My mom came to visit from Mexico and stayed with our kids, so we owe her big time, we had a great time, knowing the kids were in great hands.

Our 1st stop was Montmartre by night!

This is the beautiful view of the Sacred Heart Basilica.

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“The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France” wikipedia.

We took a walk in Montmartre and had a couple of drinks at Le Très Particulier Hotel. It’s like and enchanted forest in the middle of Montmartre!

We were only able to find out about this great location, thanks to my friend Rudy (the best tourist guide in Paris).

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Our Second Stop, the Eiffel Tower, from the top you have the best city view!

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“Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.[3] The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015″ wikipedia.

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3rd Stop, Basilique de Notre Dame, I find it so beautiful from every angle!

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“Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France” wikipedia.

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4th Stop, La Seine, best time at sunset!

14572776_10157552631745156_7616799721944346861_nIMG_0961There are 37 bridges within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside the city. Examples in Paris include the Pont Alexandre III and Pont Neuf, the latter of which dates back to 1607″ wikipedia.14519658_10157552639890156_4965176316443254928_n

Our 5th Stop, Trocadero!

This is the best place to take an image of the Eiffel Tower!

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“Trocadero is an area of ParisFrance, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village”. text source: wikipedia.

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The 6th Stop, Le Musée du Louvre

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“The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement” text wikipedia

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7th Stop, Le Jardin de tuileries, this is the location where you see all the models and style bloggers posing for photos all the time.

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“The Tuileries Garden is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris” text wikipediaIMG_3818

8th Stop, “Le Jardin du Luxembourg”, “Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace” text wikipedia

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9th Stop, L’arc du triumphe

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The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l’Étoile” texte wikipedia

10th Stop, Les Champs-Élysées

“The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located” text wikipedia

You have all the designer boutiques in the most beautifully buildings, the image below is the garden path to get to Abercrombie & Fitch.

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You will find Laduree, famous for its macaroons and pastries, best gift to bring back from Paris.

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If you have no plans to travel to Paris in the near future then just watch my favorite romantic movie Amelie Poulin and you will probably spot many of the location listed above while having a good laugh!

My advise to any couple out there is, to spend quality time with each other, just the two of you.  A night out, a lunch together, anything you can do in enjoy each others company to get out the routine.

My kids were very happy to have us back home, fully relaxed and more connected to each other. They were also very happy with all the souvenirs and gifts we brought back!

I hope you enjoyed this post, share your favourite locations in Paris.

Besitos,

Paola

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The Paola Gomez

I am a Mexican Canadian mom, living in Toronto for the past 5 years with my husband, two kids and our little dog Bella. I love cooking, baking, organizing parties and travelling, I will share it all here ;-) I have tried blogging before most recently as part of a school project, but just after the class was over I stopped writing. This time I am hoping to do better and post regularly. Besitos (Spanish for little kisses) Paola

2 thoughts on “Going to Paris?

    1. Thanks!
      You are right,this time our guide was my friend Rudy, who is a Parisian, so we discovered many new spots 🙂

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