FROM PARIS WITH LOVE❤️

18 Feb

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Hey guys! I’m finally back from Paris, France, and boy I must say, words cannot describe how amazing my experience was, so instead I will describe it through pictures 🙂

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Basically, just like every country has it’s own monument that makes it well known, Paris is known for the eiffel tower, and of course you can’t go to Paris without going to the tower, because lets face it, no one might believe you lol. But I must say, the tower is so beautiful, majestic, and very intimidating. The best part about going to the eiffel tower was also getting to go inside! And to the very top!

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The view of the entire city from the top is amazing! There are three floors in the eiffel tower, and although it’s more convenient to take the elevator, it’s more fun taking the stairs! When coming down of course. You get to admire the detailing of the architecture as well as life size wax sculptures of people who were significant in making the tower what it is today. But of course, the best part of the eiffel tower is how beautiful it looks at night time!

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Look at it, and I hate to toot my own horn, but I believe I took a very nice shot 😉

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Now that the mesmerizing eiffel tower tour is completed, it’s time to explore the shopping scene. The famous Arc de Triomphe is the starting point for the Champs-Elysèes, which is a very popular street in Paris that has shopping malls, cabaret theatres, restaurants and cafes, bars and nightclubs, and so many more!

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Although the stores are quite pricey, you don’t have to go to the Champs for shopping purposes only! There are always street performances going on to keep you entertained, but for the most part, it’s a beautiful place to walk around, especially when you get to see the Arc de Triomphe 🙂

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Another thing Paris is known for is the rich history which is preserved in the museums. From the Louvre where the Mona Lisa resides, to The Château de Versailles where historical legends like Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette resided. The picture above is a museum which honours the army heroes called Musée de L’Armée, but it’s most famous for housing Napoleons tomb.

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Versailles is huge! You need more than a day to cover everything, and you still have to go to the garden, which is another journey on its own, but totally worth it!

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And the Louvre, where I got to see the beautiful Mona lisa smirk hehehe. She is indeed famous, because it was difficult getting a picture with over a thousand people trying to get a picture of her.

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Ohh this cathedral was beautiful, you feel a sense of calmness and peace when you walk in, especially when you get to listen to the nuns sing. I also got a chance to pray 🙂

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And of course I cannot leave out the Notre Dame cathedral, it’s huge! Literally! But oh so beautiful.

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So here’s a fun story for you. On Valentine’s Day, I spent a few romantic seconds with this fellow at the Pére Lechaise cemetary. He is known as Victor Noir, who was a famous pianist and politician in the late 1800s. He died while playing Russian roulette and fell to the ground exactly the way it is depicted on his grave. Basically, the sculptor who made his statue made a little booboo by leaving a very questionable bump on his pants, which makes it look like he is happy to see you haha!

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Basically the myth is, if a woman rubs his feet, his *ahem* bump on his trousers, his heart, and kisses him on the lips, she will either get pregnant or find a soulmate within a year, and although I am not superstitious, I thought it was fun to try, but who knows? 😉

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If you are young and want to explore the nightlife, the bars on Bastille (on rue de la roquette and rue de la rappe) and the clubs on the champs-elysées are definitely worth checking out! Just be careful of the bastille area, it can get rowdy and there are a lot of pickpockets everywhere! The bars and clubs are also open until 6am for the most part, so don’t worry about having to get there too early.

And last but not least, you cannot go to Paris without indulging in the goodness of macaroons and crêpes. I mean this is a food blog after all right? 😉

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Nutella crêpes with vanilla ice cream and coffee liquor drizzle with toasted almonds and poached pear slices….yumland!

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The Ispahan macaroon. It’s a rose flavoured macaroon with scented rose flavoured cream, crunchy caramel nuggets and raspberries! So unique and delicious! The best place to get this is at Laduree on the champs-elysées, and you can even get some to go wrapped up in cute gift boxes.

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And that’s a wrap! After ten full days of fun, love, and adventure, and possibly ten extra pounds, I’m back to my reality of work, training, and cooking healthy recipes for your lovely faces! Paris was fun and I can’t wait to go back, but it definitely feels good to be back! I will start posting clean recipes tomorrow, god knows my body needs it!

2 Responses to “FROM PARIS WITH LOVE❤️”

  1. ranchcookie February 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Ahh I totally got those macaroons while I was over there and they were delicious too!

    • Valerie Azinge February 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

      They are indeed!! I tried every flavour! Even the liquorice which I’m usually not a fan of tasted amazing lol

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