Paris in February

Paris in February
Windmills at Montmarte

We got married in February this year which by common perception here, isn’t the best time for Europe. But, I didn’t have it in me to not go to Europe for THE HONEYMOON! (Hindi movie buffs y’all!). So, without much ado we booked flights and hotels for Paris, Rome and Venice, 10 day trip!

 

Paris in February
Montmartre
Paris in February
Winding streets of Montmartre

Europe has always been synonymous with Paris in my head somehow! So we headed straight to Paris for a 5 day stay. As expected it was very cold and spottily rainy but we were well prepared. But, nature was kind and we did get a couple of days of sunshine to take some amazing pictures.

Paris in February
Basilica du Sacré-Coeur
Paris in February
Basilica du Sacré-Coeur

Paris in February

Paris in February
Moulin Rouge

DAY I: We visited the famous artist quarter of Montmartre in the morning. We wanted to see the famous windmills of that area as well as the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur. There are a few steps in front of the entrance to the Basilica which was built on top of a hill overlooking the city, offering an amazing view. We walked a long way looking for Moulin Rouge and it was so pretty, totally worth all the effort!

Hotel de Sully
Hotel de Sully
Place des Vosages
Place des Vosages
Victor Hugo's bedroom
Victor Hugo’s bedroom
Stairway to Victor Hugo's apartment
Stairway to Victor Hugo’s apartment
Notre Dame Paris
Notre Dame Paris
Sunday Mass at the Notre Dame
Sunday Mass at the Notre Dame

DAY II & III: Next day we went to Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter area around it. We walked the whole time and covered the St. Germain area and spotted a lot of street artists, Michelin star restaurants and famous Paris pharmacies! Our evenings were spent usually around the Eiffel tower which was just a few metro stations away from our hotel. The next day, we stepped out late and went to Le Marais. There we visited Hotel de Sully and the famous Victor Hugo’s apartment. We walked along the Place des Vosages which is famous for its cafes and artist’s boutiques. Spotted some really great artwork on display there and had the most scrumptious Parisien Éclair and coffee.

Latin Quarter
Latin Quarter
Palais du Luxembourg
Palais du Luxembourg
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Palais du Louvre
Palais du Louvre

DAY IV and V: On day 4 we visited the fashion street of the world Champs de Élysees! I was so excited to be there finally. We stepped in the biggest Sephora I had ever seen, Cabaret Lido de Paris, the biggest Louis Vuitton and stores of all the big brands out there! Later in the evening we visited the famous Galeries La Fayette where I bought my first Tom Form lipstick!
Our last day in Paris was a Wednesday, and we had decided to visit the Louvre that day. The museum stays open till 930 in the evening on Wednesdays so we’d get more time. Later in the night we went to visit the Éiffel one last time and took the elevator service which takes you to the top floor!

Galeries La Fayette
Galeries La Fayette
Tour de Eiffel
Tour de Eiffel
Pont de Arts at Seine
Pont de Arts at Seine

Leave a comment and let me know how your experience at Paris has been? Did you love it as much as I did! 🙂

Photo Credits: Rishi Raj Singh

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