This summer I took yet another trip to Paris. A city that I don’t think I will ever get bored of. It is mesmerizing. It is what all the clichés tell you and so much more. It is the land of the beige (aka. croissants & baguettes), sidewalk cafés and ever so chic Parisians. It is never the same, but always changing.
This time I went with Malene whom I have travelled with to Paris before. We decided to buy a disposable camera each just to change things up a bit. Here is what was on the film roll…
We discovered a new neighborhood this time. Canal Saint-Martin. I had never been there before but I will surely visit again. A short walk from the Gare de l’Est station which makes it very easy to navigate towards.
I was recommended to visit Pink Mamma so that was where we went for dinner on the first evening. The line was a bit mad (we had to be on the waiting list for about 1 1/2 hours) but I guess it was what we had expected since the reviews are really good. It was definitely worth it. We decided to split a classic margherita pizza and a tomato salad. The crust on the pizza was nice and soft (not dry at all) and the burrata in the salad was amazing too.
We were also lucky enough to experience Paris when France won the football World Cup. Everyone was so excited for the game and it was amazing to see everyone so happy. We decided to watch the game in a café to get the full experience. It is something that I won’t forget anytime soon. People went absolutely crazy when they won!
We stayed at a small hotel near Gare Saint-Lazare for the first two nights and then we decided to book a room at The Hoxton for the last three (I got a very good deal through Secret Escapes). I can highly recommend it as it is both cozy and a little luxurious. The decor of the hotel is amazing and there are velour sofas and plants everywhere.
If you’re not staying at the hotel then just go there for a coffee or a bite to eat. It is located in the 2. Arrondisement where you will find lots of great boutiques and cafés. Make sure to visit Sézane whilst you are in the area.
Usually when I go on holiday or a city escape I use a descent amount of time just strolling around looking at all the beautiful architecture. Paris is definitely no exception to that and more so the reason why to spend so much time there. While Instagram can be a great city guide I also find it really important to just go out there and get a bit lost. You always find somewhere or something new that you probably wouldn’t have found if you just had followed what your phone told you.
Paris truly is a magical city – and so was the sunset while we were waiting for take off. I hope you enjoyed this little photo diary. I sure did enjoy making it!