Postcards from…Paris

The postcard collection is growing! These postcards came to me courtesy of my parents, who just enjoyed their first visit to Paris and their first experience on the Eurostar. In fact, I’m not sure if they enjoyed the Eurostar more than the long weekend in Paris, and if they could…

Travel gifts from Paris!

I love bringing back goodies from my travels to share with people. And the next best thing when I can’t go exploring is when other people bring back goodies for me! My parents have just returned from a long weekend in Paris to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday. It was…

Postcard from…Mona Lisa

A world famous painting, in a world famous museum…how could I not get a postcard to remember it? I was lucky enough to find my way to the Mona Lisa when I visited the Louvre in Paris. For anyone who has been to the Louvre, they’ll understand what I mean…

Postcard from…Eiffel Tower

This has to be one of my favourite postcards, especially from Paris. I love the Eiffel Tower, and the architecture of the landmark. I must have taken about a million photos of the Eiffel Tower (me and every other tourist in Paris!), and even tried taking a few black and…

Photo Friday: The Thinker

One of Rodin’s most famous pieces, I knew of the sculpture without knowing the name of it or the artist who created it. It wasn’t until we visited Musée Rodin in Paris that I spotted the sculpture (not hard, it’s big!) and I put two and two together. Many of…

Montparnasse Tower, Paris

From a distance, Montparnasse Tower looks just like an ordinary office block. But the real gem lies at the top of the building, where you’ll find a large, open-air viewing platform. The obvious choice for panoramic views of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. However, we were staying just a couple…

Postcard from…Paris

There’s so much to see and do in Paris that it just wasn’t possible to find a postcard that covered everything we’d done, so I settled for this one and grabbing postcards from everything we visited that I loved too! As much as I love postcards, I just feel that this…

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Originally built as the entrance to the 1889 World Fair, the Eiffel Tower has since become one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. Instead of being dismantled at the end of the fair, it remained because it was so useful as a radio broadcasting tower, and the people…

Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

A cemetery…not likely to hit many people’s to-do list when they’re in a foreign country. Some may find the idea of visiting a cemetery in another country odd. It’s unlikely you’ll know anyone buried there, so why else would you visit? But that’s just what my boyfriend and I did…

Photo Friday: Mona Lisa

This world famous portrait of the Mona Lisa hangs proudly in the Louvre in Paris. Painted by Leonardo da Vinci, the piece has an air of mystery – people are unsure as to the identity of the lady in the painting, the reason for its commission, who in fact commissioned…

Lock Bridge, Paris

There are a few of these sprouting up in cities around the world, but the one I first heard of was that in Paris, France. The idea is that you and someone you love, whether it be a partner or good friend, get a lock, write your names on it…

Photo Friday: Sacre Coeur

If there is ever a tip I recommend you take note of, it’s this – visit Sacre Coeur if you’re in Paris…but it’s at the top of a huge hill, so don’t take anything heavy with you that you don’t want to have to carry. And go on a nice…

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

One of the top museums to visit in Paris is the Musée d’Orsay. Originally a major train station in Paris, Gare d’Orsay closed in 1939. It took a few years for it to be decided whether it should be torn down or used as something else. In 1986, Musée d’Orsay…