Around the Louvre

I couldn’t go to Paris and not visit the Louvre. Husband and I agreed though that with a three year old in tow, visiting a vast collection of artistic masterpieces seemed to signify potential disaster and meltdown on an epic scale. Thus we decided to go our separate ways – Husband and Son to the park, me to…

Jardin du Luxembourg

Where better than the Jardin du Luxembourg on a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon? For us it was the most perfect way to escape the city without actually having to leave. This is one of Paris’ most popular parks, forming a southern boundary to St Germain and the Latin Quarter. The Sorbonne University is nearby, what…

The Eiffel Tower

Impressive, exciting, a must-see and the place in Paris Son was really desperate to visit – the Eiffel Tower.  I totally get that. For me, few things symbolise this city quite like it. The architecture is amazing and you can see it from almost any vantage point in Paris. We could walk to the Eiffel Tower…

Around Notre Dame

A bright and breezy start, we arrived at Notre Dame well before opening time, our goal to beat the queue. We failed. A long line of tourists already stretched out through the square away from the entrance. We stood woefully at the back, but despite my reservations the line moved super fast and it was no time before…

Inside Out At The Pompidou

Modern art is not especially my thing, but I always wanted to check out the Pompidou Centre. It sparked my interest when I first heard about it (many) years ago in a school French class. I had never been, so it was on the list for this Paris trip. Instantly recognisable, you can’t miss it.…

Seeing the City From the Seine

A trip down the Seine on a bateau mouche was always on my reject list – far too crowded, far too touristy and not for me. Until Son decided in his three year old wisdom he wanted to have a boat trip in Paris. So, off we went on a bateau mouche down the Seine.…

Around Montmartre

Montmartre, high above the city with a spectacular panorama of Paris is one of my favourite places. Every time I visit Paris I go there, this trip was no different. We did take a different way to get there though. Montmartre’s metro stations are on the edge of the district and leave you with a real uphill walk to reach Sacre…