Posts Tagged‘paris’

A day in Paris with CLUSE

Cluse watch and Eiffel Tower in the distance

Paris is one of the most inspirational cities I know. It’s art, design, fashion, architecture and lifestyle are something I’m always looking forward to when there. That’s the reason I am trying to visit Paris at least once per year. I’m getting so much inspiration for my projects and am always coming back home filled with new creative energy. So, here is how I’ve spent a day in Paris with CLUSE. Paris is always a good idea! Audrey Hepburn’s famous quote is  describing so well my feelings towards that beautiful city. There are so many amazing museums, buildings and art…

Paris Full of Love Giveaway

Full of Love paper art and prints

Since our theme this month is Paris, we’ve organised a nice GIVEAWAY for you! I’ve teamed up with Ana, a Paris based graphic designer behind a brand Full of Love who makes gorgeous paper art and prints. She made a series of beautiful graphics inspired by Paris and named them ‘The White City’ after one of the nicknames Paris is known for. And the best part is – she’s giving one of them to one lucky Culture Tourist’s reader. ‘The White City’ Collection In a city that’s oversaturate with cheap mass-produced souvenirs sold on its streets, Ana wanted to make something…

How to spend a day in Paris like a local

Fountain in the park in Paris

After being in Paris for already a few times now, I wanted to emerge more into the local every day life. I have already found my favourite park, museum and place for breakfast. But, I wanted to feel that famous Parisian way of living, too. So, during my recent trip to Paris I met with local Parisian Ana, who took me on a walk through a different Paris. Parisian’s Paris. How to spend a day in Paris like a local Parks We meet close to my hotel and in my favourite part of Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg in a heart…

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.