Paris: Eiffel Tower, Window Shopping and Macarons.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Extremely late follow up to my first Paris post, but better late than never! As some of you may remember, last month I was lucky enough to visit Disneyland/Paris for a few days. These photos are from our last day when we headed into the city. We climbed the Eiffel Tower (yes, climbed - we didn't realise you could buy a ticket to use an elevator until we were halfway up!), went on a cruise down the Seine and learned some of the history of Paris, and took in some amazing views from the top the Arc de Triomphe on the evening, with a bit of window shopping and eating in between. 



The weather was most definitely not on our side, but we donned rain coats, ponchos and umbrellas and soldiered on! Besides, Paris looks rather beautiful in the rain, don't you think? Thankfully, the sun was out for us by the afternoon but our view from the top of the Eiffel Tower in the morning looked a little something like this...
Thrilling, right?! After a disastrous but very fun visit to the Eiffel Tower, we ate...

Took in the views...

And went on the hunt for the most cliched Parisian spots we could find.


...It really is one of those places that looks exactly how you'd expect it to.







On our walk around the city we passed more designer shops than I could count, gorgeous architecture and the odd supercar or three. Can I just move here now, please?!



Laduree was on my list of spots I wanted to visit in Paris, so I was thrilled when I accidentally stumbled upon it in the evening. I adore macarons and theirs are touted as the best in the world, so of course I had to sample a few. Plus, the gorgeous packaging is worth buying the macarons for alone! I went for a gift box in their signature pale green and gold as I though it'd be a nice little keepsake.
As the skies had cleared up, we decided to head up the Arc de Triomphe in the hope that the views would be slightly better than they had been that morning. And we were right!

It was stunning.

After a very long day, I was more than happy to collapse into bed with a book and my macarons, which, by the way, were amazing. If you ever visit Laduree I wholeheartedly recommend the salted caramel and the rose macarons - they are to die for!

...And that's it! Hope you've enjoyed my Paris posts. I'm pining to go back already!

23 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos!
    I love Paris so much, its so lovely with the one you love

    Roses are bluee ♡
    xx

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  2. Oh my God! Paris looks absolutely amazing! I really want to go there now. Lovely post.

    Beauty Inside Art

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  3. These photo's are incredible and my want to visit Paris has just got 10 times worse!
    Simply-Abbi xx

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  4. Nice photos. I hope I could visit Paris someday.

    Verve Hues
    Verve Hues

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  5. can't believe I've only just discovered your blog, it's beautiful, can't wait to read on. this post makes me want to fly to paris immediately! xxx

    lizzarroo.blospot.com

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  6. Beautiful photos, looks like you had an amazing time, despite the weather! I love Laduree, though i've only been to the one in London so far (:

    LauraThroughTheLens

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  7. Gorgeous pictures ! The macarons look delicious !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  8. Love your blog soso much <3

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  9. I absolutely love your blog! aww so want to go to Paris now.

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  10. These pictures are wonderful, Paris really does seem like such an utterly beautiful city! x

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  11. Great pictures! I lived in Paris for ten years and it really is a magical place. I love it.

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  12. paris really is the most beautiful city in the world! it's a shame about the weather but it looks like you had an amazing time regardless, and paris looks lovely rain hail or shine. :)

    little henry lee

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  13. your pictures of the Eiffel Tower are incredible! Would love to go to Paris

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  14. I adore Paris and this has made me miss it! Such lovely photography too :)
    xxx
    Madison's Assortment

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  16. Hope you had a great time ! :)

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  17. Such beautiful photos Katie, I adore Paris, we used to go every other year for a short break but haven't been in about three years now. The architecture is just so darn photogenic ;) xx

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  18. OH I SPENT MY WEEKEND IN pARIS TOO!!
    I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THIS CITY...

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  19. those macaroons look crazy amazing x

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  20. Ahh such beautiful photographs! It looks and sounds like you had the best time, I would love to visit too one day! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  21. Just wow. These photos are amazing.

    _kate
    kate-on-the-lake.blogspot.ca

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  22. Your Paris photos are gorgeous! I so want to visit one day (soon).
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