City guide: 4 days in Paris

As I was saying in my previous article, I went for a 3 week holiday in France this year. I really needed it because It had been more than 2 years that I hadn’t been back.

On the schedule: some rest, family time, change of scenery, spend some quality time with my children, go for walks, eat local food; in a nutshell, let myself relax through the sweet rhythm of holidays.

 

I even got the chance to spend 4 days in Paris without the children at my brother’s. I took great advantage to act like a tourist and see Paris differently. When you live there and you are plunged into the daily routine, you don’t always take the time to wander and to look around you.

I took great pleasure to walk and let myself be led by my own steps, without an exact itinerary, which leads me to beautiful discoveries: small streets, shops, restaurants… etc.

I have to admit I like to be on my own sometimes and to do things for me in order to take a break from the daily routine, having said that, I have missed my 2 little sweethearts and I was so happy to see them again after 4 days .

 

So let’s  have a look back, in photos, at my 4 days holidays in Paris.

 


PARIS:  The 13th ARRONDISSEMENT


I completely fell  for the colors of this frontage on the

Butte-aux-Cailles

!

 


Streetart by #bebar #bebarbarie #lalasaidko#bailon.

 


Paris and its small courtyards.




Saint-Médard square

 


Around the Rue Mouffetard.

 




I really like the name of that bookshop.

 

 


PARIS: THE SEINE RIVERBANKS


View of Notre-Dame.

 




Still Notre-Dame Cathedrale.

 




The « Bouquinistes » along the riverbanks.

 




The barges.

 


PARIS: LUXEMBOURG GARDEN


Moments of life at the Jardin du Luxembourg.

 




Statue.

 




The bandstand.

 


PARIS, ALONGSIDE MY STEPS ….


English bookshop.

 




Fountain in front of Parisian shops.

 




Stairs – Rue Rollin.

 


Covered passage.


Haussmannian style building.

 


A little nod to Quebec, my adopted province.

 


The Panthéon.

 


A small restaurant I’d like to try.

 


A small passage, shops and restaurants.

 


I had to have a photo of the Eiffel Tower, even from far away.

 


“L’Heure de tous” by Arman, in front of Saint-Lazare train station. To think that for a long time I used to walk pass it everything day, this sculpture was part of the scenery .

 


The  Bastille Place.

 


Shopping time at the Printemps Haussmann.

 


Those were my Parisian favorite moments from my last holidays.

Do you know Paris ? What are you favorite places there ?

 

 

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