Time has gone by so quickly since I got back (home) to London. And one reason for that might be that every day has been a new adventure. I really want to make the most out of my final university year here in London. Ever since moving here I have wanted to travel to Paris. So over the summer me and two friends booked a two-day birthday trip there. The trip really exceeded my expectations and I already long to go back. I feel like we got through so much even though we only had one day in the beautiful city. Therefore I wanted to share a little a day in Paris guide with you:

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I am not going to say that waking up at 3.45am Tuesday morning was enjoyable nor easy. But somehow we managed to get in the uber at 4am and a few hours later we arrived in Paris. We arrived in perfect time for breakfast. After checking in to our hotel and putting on some makeup, we found the closest café where we enjoyed some food and (much needed) coffee. For us this trip was all about exploring the city, indulging in amazing food and drinks, and of course taking lots of photos on the way.

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  • L’As du Fallafel: One of the few places we had actually planed to go in advance was L’as du Fallafel. We had heard and read about their amazing falafels, so when lunchtime came around we made our way there from Hôtel de Ville. As expected we were met with a long queue. But as they had such a quick and easy system for ordering and paying in advance it did not take long at all. With everything tastefully fresh and homemade for such an affordable price, I really understand why this place is so popular. Tips: The queue for inside seating is so much longer than for takeaway. I recommend ordering the food to-go and then walk to Rosiers-Joseph Migneret Garden.

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  • Le Bistro Parisien: Our hotel was within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower so that was my first proper Parisian view. Right next to the Eiffel Tower we noticed a restaurant on the riverside. With the most beautiful location we expected it to be both expensive and fully booked, but we decided to give it a try anyway. Luckily we got pleasantly surprised as the restaurant both had tables available for us and normal prices. We were given “the best table” in the room with a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower as the sun was setting. We all went for a delicious homemade burger and some glasses of mojito.

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  • Parisian Pâtisseries: You can’t go to Paris without trying some pastry and baked goods. We lived right by a big pâtisserie where we had our first Parisian meal (Croque-monsieur and Café au lait). They can be found all over the city and the selection is overwhelming. On our second day we decided to have a proper Parisian breakfast to celebrate our friends birthday. We bought croissants, baguette, eclairs and macarons, as well as fresh orange juice, strawberries, meringue, chocolate and brie cheese. With our bags filled with deliciousness we headed to the Eiffel Tower and sat down on the grass in the heating sun. A perfect way to start our day.
Paris GuideParisian breakfast in front of the Eiffel Tower

The food is always my favourite part of a trip (no shame). But I also of course love to walk around and explore a new city. Paris has so much to offer when it comes to culture that it can seem almost impossible to get through it all. But even though we only had a bit more than 24 hours in the city I felt like we got through everything we wanted to. I think this has a lot to do with the fact that we used the Batobus, a River-Boat Shuttle Service that stops at all of the major attractions. In addition to the iconic Eiffel Tower, these were some of my highlights:

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The city is full of beautiful buildings, culture and history. I could not do a Paris Guide without mentioning these famous tourist spots. Our shuttle bus also of course stopped at Champs-Élysées. Here we sat down for a drink before strolling down the famous shopping street. I was unsurprisingly most excited to visit the Sephora, but managed to go out empty handed. As the shopping scene was quite similar to what we have here in London we did not prioritise to spend a lot of time browsing through the stores. We were lucky enough to have the most beautiful weather, which of course made the trip even more perfect. All in all it was a great trip, and I long to go back to the beautiful city of Paris.

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