Monday, 13 July 2015

Taking a trip...to Paris

While I'm away on my holidays I thought I'd let a few other bloggers take the reigns of Gingerbread Smiles and talk about their favourite holiday destinations. First up is Laura!

Hi all, I'm Laura and I blog over at a girl & her home, a food and travel blog. When Danni asked me to write a post on my favourite holiday destination it was pretty easy - Paris.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

Not only is it considered the most romantic city in the world but it holds a special place in the hearts of my husband and I. The day after we got engaged we flew off to Paris to experience the city for the first time. We loved it so much that straight after our wedding we drove down to Paris to spend a couple of days. If you follow me on my blog you may know the husband and I like to do a fair bit of driving!

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home


I have now been five times and every time I discover something new. My favourite thing to do when I am there is just to wander round and soak up the atmosphere, or sit on a street side cafe and people watch with a nice (large) glass of rose wine. The other added benefit is that in Paris wine is cheaper than soft drinks!

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

I thought for those of you who have not experienced this amazing city yet I would round up my favourite things to do.

Arc de Triomphe 

Everyone knows you can climb the Eiffel Tower but did you know you can also go up the Arc de Triomphe? There's two benefits to this, one the queues are considerably shorter and you get the benefit of being able to SEE the Eiffel Tower.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

I definitely recommend going up in the evening for beautiful views across the city.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

Montmartre

Situated in the north of Paris, Montmartre is an area in Paris famous for the main artists that lived or worked in the area such as Dali, Picasso and Van Gogh. While it's considered a bit more of a tourist trap now, it's still nice to walk up the steep steps to visit the Sacre Coeur and the artists in the square.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

At the bottom of the hill you will find the even more famous Moulin Rouge.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

Eat at Laduree

There are MANY amazing places to get a delicious pastry or sweet treat in Paris but my favourite has to be Laduree, I'm not going to lie it may just be the pretty boxes!

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

There are several branches over the city and while you can get it in the UK now, there's nothing quite like getting the real deal in Paris.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

The hardest part is definitely choosing which one to go for!

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

Versailles

While not technically in the centre of Paris I cannot recommend Versailles enough. I only went for the first time last year and I fell in love with the place. I cannot wait to go back!

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

Most people know it as the home of Marie-Antoinette it is possibly one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home


Look at all that gold!

Paris - favourite holiday destination - travel - a girl & her home

You can get a train straight from the city centre of Paris.

I hope you manage to get to Paris one day to experience the magic of the city too.
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  1. Paris is my favourite place in the world. I went for a week last year and I'm hoping to go back next year. There's nothing quite like it, such an amazing city!

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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