Monday, April 20, 2009


I have a lot of pictures to share with you all, I know some of you are dying to see more of the city so I hope this will satisfy your needs ^-^ These are the pictures taken with my sisters camera, the ones from my camera have to wait a bit (they're not developed yet).

OK so I live close to the french border so what we (= my sister + me) did on thursday morning was catch a train to Lille (a city in France about a half an hour away from where I live). From there it was on to a 1-hour ride on the tgv (Train à Grande Vitesse or high speed train) to Paris! At home, I live about a 2 min walk from the train station, so I literally rolled out of my bed, jumped on a train, jumped on another (faster) train and exactly 3 hours after I had rolled out of my bed, I was standing on Paris soil!
We arrived at the Gare du Nord, bought ourselves a Paris Visite card for 2 days (it's a metro card with an unlimited amount of rides, you pay for the number of days you're in the city - really good if you're visiting!) and we were off to the hotel to drop off our bags! On our way to the hotel, we were walking past a little shop with all these bright coloured clothes in their windows, but then, wait, is that a Balmain jacket? Oh yeah it is. And that's just the first shop I saw... Well, it IS Paris after all!

That was fun, no? There's lots more to share...
These were the window displays at Le Bon Marché (well, some of them, that shop is HUGE)

My sister and I had a little list of shops & things we wanted to do/visit and one of them was visiting the Uniqlo shop, they have the BEST jeans, seriously. We can't buy Uniqlo online (you have to live in the UK to do that :/) so this was about the only chance we had! The shop is in a rather (sorry) stupid mall in La Défense, the business quarter of Paris.

Now I present to you, the latest and most anticipated motion picture of the year: "Sofie danse à La Défense!":

(She's carrying her new jeans btw) It was shot in front of La Grande Arche in La Défense, here's another picture of it:

After La Défense we took a metro back to the city centre. We got out at the Tuileries:

Meet my little vintage camera (I promise to get its pictures done ASAP, I'm so curious to see them myself).

The Tuileries are nice, but we didn't go all the way to the Louvre since we both visited it before and it was really really full of people.

Street view...

This is Colette, very busy as you can see (but definitely worth the visit).

A store dedicated ONLY to Comme des Garçons perfumes! ^-^ (the pink windows were so nice)

I'll leave you with this picture of the Avenue de l'Opéra for today, more pictures soon! (If I post all of them at once, this post would get really really long and really really boring)
See you!


Twobreadsplease said...

Oh no, I can't see any of the photos :( You're so lucky to be so close to Paris, I'd probably go every weekend if I could. xx

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh! What amazing photos! You & your sister must've had such a ball! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lea said...

looks like a fun trip, I'm so jealous!

Raez said...

love lvoe love! youre so lucky to be in paris. i wish i were there!

i am going next year though, to paris, rome florence and monaco on a school trip next year. cant wait:)

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

oh my i'm SO JEALOUS! those pictures are amazing but i can't wait to see the vintage photo pics. i would die to go to france!

cleo said...

ohh your photoes looks amazing???which camera you are using??and i hope you post the pics from your vintage cam:)i love vintage cams:D
and im dying to go paris...i miss there so much!!!

Lisa said...


how was your trip overall?
i definitely want to go!!!!


FrouFrouu said...

Haha that moving picture is SO kyot! Looks like you had tons of fun xx

loves.... said...

looks like so much fun

Lala Lopez said...

lovely photos! i hope you had a fantastic time :)

heleen db said...

Oh wawwww! Ik ga binnen 2 weken naar Parijs en damnnn, deze fotos doen me er zo hard naar verlangen! En nu heb ik ook al een idee van hoe ik m'n vrije namiddag ga spenderen ;) De Comme des Garçons parfum winkel ziet er zo leuk uit...! Als je nog meer goede tips of must-visits weet, feel free to share! :D

Dominica said...

LOVE them ! Especially the one with you and your vintage camera ... I've been in Paris a few weeks ago and it's always a lovely place to come to over and over again....maybe one day whem I'm retired I will go and live over there ....

Vanessa said...

the city looks so beautiful! i'm going to paris this summer, so if you know any good places.. please tell me!

Julia mode said...

tres jolie photos !! =)


stephanie said...

these pictures are i n c r e d i b l e!

and it looks like you had a fantastic time.

great post. love paris through your eyes ;)


FrouFrouu said...

BEAUTIFUL photos and i love the gif hahaha, I need to learn how to make one of those.

you and your sister are naturally gorgeous!

- frouu

maeghan said...

GORGEOUS pictures, and by the way, you and your sister have BEAUTIFUL SKIN, something I'm always envious of! :)

Pamy Rangel said...

woww i love this
you look so beautiful!

Pamy Rangel said...

woww i love this
you look so beautiful!


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