Ahhh, Paris! My love for this city simply does not falter. Never have I lived in a place that I find so beautiful that I am completely content with walking around. Not sightseeing, not hopping into shops or museums, but just exploring and enjoying the wonderful sites and sounds. And that is one of the best things you can write into your itinerary should you ever travel to Paris: take a walk! In this post, I will be describing exactly the one I took to you. So many beautiful places to see, so strap on your walking shoes!
My recommendation is to start your day at the Pont du Amourouse, (also called the Love Lock Bridge). Check out an OOTD I shot there here! To get there, get off at Louvre-Rivoli, Line 1. Take a sandwich with you and enjoy it while looking out over the water. It’s a great place to think a little, or to people watch. I can also imagine myself daydreaming the day away there, lost in a romantic novel.
After lunch head South towards the Grand Palais, sticking to the right bank of the river. Soon, you’ll find yourself passing the Jardin des Tuileries. Hold off from visiting for a little while, and stick to your walk along the river. You’ll catch glimpses of the Eiffel Tower through the tree-lined path (like the first photo in this post). Lots of picture opportunities, or if you’re not into that, a lot of beautiful sites to just take in and absorb. Be careful of your bag in this area, especially during the tourist season! When I visited, somebody tried to put something in (or take something out) of my purse, resulting in me having to forcefully step away.
Soon, look to the right and you’ll see the golden dome of the Grand Palais. If you’re a complete and utter foodies (like me), grab a bite to eat (salted caramel crepe pictured above) and just watch the people go by. If the weather is good, sprawl out like a local on the shaded steps of the Grand Palais. Walk around a little bit: the architecture is stunning, both on the buildings around the museum, and on the museum itself.
Head away from the river, up past Le Grand Palais. Turn left, and then you’ll see the above street. It’s magical walking around this tunnel of trees, leaves falling down all around you. Once you reach the end, you’ll see that you have arrived at the Champ-Elysees. While this isn’t directly by the picturesque river, it’s worth wandering around as well. We actually found a street artist, creating a display window for Monoprix. So interesting to watch! There was also a photo exhibition set up in the streets. I just love Paris!!
Thank you so much for reading! I hope the pictures managed to show off at least some of the beauty I saw that day, and that you yourself are inspired to take this walk, should you ever find yourself in Paris.
Getting so excited for Amsterdam! Do any of you have upcoming travels?