Paris, the city known for their architectures, art, museums, pastries and so on. It is a city that I've heard so much about since I was a little girl and it is one of the cities that I looked forward to visiting. The Eiffel Tower, the Lourve Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Palace of Versailles and not forgetting those delectable macarons! ^^
All dressed up and ready to visit the beautiful city, hl and I went to the famous Pont des Arts also widely known as the lover's bridge. Legend has it that when a couple inscribes their name on the padlock, locks in onto the bridge and throws the key into river Seine, that their love will be unbreakable or undying. It was a pretty sight to see couples committing themselves to one another and I helped a taiwanese couple take a picture with their lock from 5 years back. gee. super cute and sweet.
Oh and here's a short clip of me throwing the keys of my lock into the river Seine. hahah cheap thrills.
|All the pretty locks of love <3|
|Just one of the many roadside stalls that sells beautiful pictures of the city|
|hl getting all hyped about seeing Mona Lisa|
|And tadah! The long awaited Mona Lisa. She was really smiling at me at all angles. haha|
After the museum, we headed to the Concorde square which is a square near many important sights. There wasn't really anything much to do there except to see the Luxor Obelisk but it was bustling with people (probably cause it links Champs-Elysees from the Tuileries Gardens). But anyhow there was a pretty fountain in the middle of the square and we just had to take a pic with it ^^
Headed down to what it is said to be one of the most beautiful avenue in the world, Champs-Elysees. It's pretty much the same as our Orchard Road. They have the same few high end/luxurious brands such as Prada, LV, Gucci and so on. They also have a huge Sephora and we spent quite a bit of time there. haha #whatsnew. However the prices of their products were more expensive as compared to Singapore and I found out that there isn't any Sephora outlets in the UK :(
Besides shopping, there were many restaurants to dine in and well established patisseries such as Paul and Laduree. Hl and I were excited to try the Laduree here in Paris, hoping that it will be better than the one in Singapore. We bought a box of 8 macarons (2 chocolate, 2 rose petal, raspberry, caramel with salted butter, lemon and pistachio), which came in a lovely green and purple box. The total cost was 17.30euros ($30) which is pretty steep for just macarons but who can resist such yummy pastries.
|Arch de Triomphe|
|Hl and I|
|Tadah! When the Eiffel Tower is fully lit. So pretty <3|
So that marks the end of our first day in Paris. I will continue day 2 and 3 another time. Till then.