I arrived back in Blighty yesterday morning, after an incredible week in Paris! It was a return visit as I had a french girl stay with me last summer. I went to Paris 3 years ago and did all of the touristy type things then, so was happy to go with the flow but had a few ideas of where I wanted to go.
The appartment I stayed in was in arrondisement 20, which is where the famous cemetery Père Lachaise is located. So on the first day I payed a visit to it, and I have to say it is strangely beautiful. I would really recommend going, it is not too depressing (especially as it was really sunny when I went). Then after that I went shopping in Galeries Lafayette which is a mix between Harrods/Selfridges. Amazing. If you ever visit, make sure you go on the roof as there is an amazing view of Paris from there. Whilst inside I went to the Miu Miu section and spotted my beloved bag! (one day I will own it) I also went in Printemps, which is also expensive and has a Ladurée counter.
On the second day I went to the Louvre, I wasn't that impressed. I like art etc but it wasn't my cup of tea, I thought it was too big and the Mona Lisa is over rated. Also I made sushi that night, I have to say I was pretty good at it!
The third day I went to an exhibition on Madame Grès at Musée Bourdelle. I found it fascinating looking at her dresses and observing her sketches. It was clear to see that she was extremely talented and was amazing at draping/pleating.
é Dauphine. It is in amongst the Marché aux Puces but is more vintage. I loved wandering around looking at all of the vintage shops and things. Then in the evening I went to the cinema to see Un Jour aka One Day. It was a really good film!
On my final day I went to Le Marais, it is the old part of Paris and is absolutely stunning! I would definitely live there, it has some amazing shops/cafés and gorgeous scenery. I also went shopping and bought a few things and then went to a rally nice park.
Phew I know, mammoth post! But I had to share, if you get the chance go visit some of the places :)
P.S. I got my GCSE results and they were preety good!