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Palais Garnier

What do you think of when you think of Paris: Eiffel Tower? The Louvre? Musée d’Orsay? There are many monuments, museums and places in Paris which are all worthy of visiting. When tourists first arrive, there seems to be the classic bucket list of things to see, almost like the ‘Big 5′ of Africa with… Continue reading Palais Garnier

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Take a little time at Trocadéro

With a bit of time having elapsed since my last post on here, and only a few weeks remaining in Paris before I return to the homeland (& to where avocado brunch and Dairy Milk caramel aren’t rare gems!!), I’m keen to update on everything which I have discovered over these past few months. So, as the title… Continue reading Take a little time at Trocadéro

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Mount Parnassus

Situated in the 14th arrondissement, Mount Parnassus, the impressive nickname of the infamous tour Montparnasse which towers over the city, impedes on the skyline almost as much as the tour Eiffel. Although not as structurally striking as the famous landmark, this more modern tower still provides an epic view over the whole city, including a bird’s… Continue reading Mount Parnassus

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Peckish in Paris?

One of the best parts of any foreign adventure has to be trying the delicious range of food which differs from country to country. France is undoubtedly famous and celebrated for its cuisine, notably the patisseries and bread (exhibited by the baguette competition I once witnessed outside Notre-Dame, quite the event!). During my time there I tried… Continue reading Peckish in Paris?

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Mouffetard’s Mini Metropolis

As mentioned in the previous post, Rue Mouffetard, situated just off Rue Monge in the 5th arrondissement, really is a local gem. Full of restaurants and bars, there are plenty of things to do both by day & by night. I found this great street when I was wandering back along Rue Monge from a day at… Continue reading Mouffetard’s Mini Metropolis

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Crocodile Cocktail? Crazy!

Part of the reason which makes the year abroad so great is, of course, the possibility of exploring, relaxing and spending time with friends (both old & new). Keen to find quirky places near my flat, I did a bit of research and found a cocktail bar called Le Crocodile on TimeOut [the apparent lack of their own… Continue reading Crocodile Cocktail? Crazy!