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My yearly pilgrimage to Paris

Tea looking at the Eiffel tower in Paris

Ever since I’ve first came to Paris, the city hasn’t stopped inspiring me. I’m not sure what it is exactly. The art it has, that beautiful architecture or how dreamy it becomes when it’s rainy. I’ve got so addicted to that boost of inspiration I’m getting there, that I’ve started to go on a pilgrimage to Paris every single year. My yearly pilgrimage to Paris Art – Museums of Paris Paris is a home to some of the best museums in the world. Being able to see some of my favourite painters at the same place is one of the things…

My 5 favourite souvenirs from Paris

Tea eating an macaron

Paris is one of my favourite cities! And I’m lucky enough to live only 3 hours by train from it. That’s why I’m there quite often. So, I already have my favourite places there. My favourite café, restaurant, museum and some of the shops, too. So whenever I’m there I’m visiting some of that places and am always coming back home with these five of my favourite souvenirs from Paris. My 5 favourite souvenirs from Paris # 1 – Macarons A delicious little French cookies are today famous all around the world. I already wrote about them and how they…

What to buy as a souvenir in Paris? Cosmetics!

Paris cosmetics

One of the advantages of travelling is having access to different brands and local products. Of course, with the world becoming a global village and an on line shopping being more and more popular, you can easily get those products delivered to your home, as well! But, there is something special in visiting cosmetic stores, finding some local brands you’ve never heard of before and smelling the new season’s fragrances. And it’s even more special if all that’s happening in Paris!

Modern Architecture in Paris

Castel Beranger entrance doors in Paris

When thinking of Paris’ architecture some of the first things coming to our mind are usually Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Chapelle or Haussmann’s boulevards with the same historical buildings on them. But, what often slips our mind is the 20th century and its Modern architecture that pretty much shaped Paris as we know it today. I wanted to learn more about it, so during my last visit to Paris I joined the Modernist Architecture walking tour organised by Context Travel. Modernist Architecture in Paris’ 16th Arrondissement At the beginning of the 20th century Paris is becoming one of the…

Impressionists in Paris

Impressionists in Paris

Paris was a birthplace of one of the most famous painting styles in history and even more important – the first modern style in painting – Impressionism. Here is where its members met, learned to paint together, discussed art and made some of the most beautiful paintings in history. The second half of the 19th century shaped modern Paris and made modern art happened. So, during my recent trip to Paris I wanted to follow in their footsteps and visit some of museums with their paintings. Impressionists in Paris In the mid-19th century historical painting dominated in French art. Artists…

My travel diary: Three days in Paris

View on Eiffel tower from bridge across the Seine river

Paris is one of my favourite cities! I’m so in love with its museums, French cuisine and the vibe the city has. I’m quite a lucky Paris is only three hours away with a train from Amsterdam. So, I’m there quite often. However, I was recently for the first time in Paris on a solo trip. It was a mix of business and pleasure, so I had enough time to enjoy in my short trip. Well, here is my travel diary with things I did during my three days in Paris.