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
Streetart by #bebar #bebarbarie #lalasaidko#bailon.
Paris and its small courtyards.
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.
PARIS: LUXEMBOURG GARDEN
Moments of life at the Jardin du Luxembourg.
PARIS, ALONGSIDE MY STEPS ….
Fountain in front of Parisian shops.
Stairs – Rue Rollin.
Haussmannian style building.
A little nod to Quebec, my adopted province.
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 ?