Two weeks ago I went to Paris with my mother and two aunts who are visiting me now. I lost count how many time I come to this city. Some friends of mine live there which makes it easier for me to give the city a visit. And being a self-declared Francophil I really love this city of light as it offers many things I am interested in: good food, art, beautiful architecture/city scenes to capture and of course the melodious language itself. In this chain post about Paris visit I posted a thread about a hidden gem last week.
Getting out by Bir Hakeim metro stop most tourists coming by metro walk and approach the Eiffel Tower alongside the Seine riverbank. From this position the tower is at the right side, at the left there is Trocadero. However I recommend to see the tower from the other side, from Champs de Mars park (see pic).
It seems like a Roman temple but it really is a church! Presenting Madeleine church, metro stop Madeleine. There is Pierre Hermé salon de thé with its divine macarons on the corner. This church is a block away from Rue Fauburg de Saint Honoré where the boutiques of luxurious brands stand.
Louvre pyramid seen from Denon wing, Louvre museum. Did you know there is free entry for children and young adult untill 26 years in most Parisian museums? Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, Centre de Pompidou are among them.
Sacré Coeur church on the top of the hill. The view is stunning but aggressive vendors trying to sell you their goods ruin the atmosphere. Pretty selfish of me to wanting this tourist object only for myself eh?
A board of Paris respire (Paris breaths) campagne. Municipality of Paris started this campaign 6 years ago declaring some areas in the city as car free on Sundays and public holidays. Paris respire and renting a bike is d’aprés moi, the best way to explore the city.
That is Paris seen through my lens in a sunny long week-end in May. Paris, Je reviendrai sûrement!