24 Hours In Paris

So this would be my third trip to Paris, if you're counting Disneyland...which I guess half counts. Disneyland is quite far out from central Paris, it's not near the Eiffel Tower or anything like that. It's a good hour and 20 minutes by Metro, so a pretty lengthy journey. My Aunt and I spent the day in Paris, wandering the city and seeing beautiful sights that this city has to offer.

We went by Eurostar which is so convenient. The Eurostar is situated at St. Pancras, check in is super quick and it takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to arrive in Paris (Paris Gare du Nord) from London - not bad to get to another country! Our tickets were around £50.00 for the same day return, which considering our end destination, was quite a bargain. 

First stop, Champs-Élysées... duh. Sephora you are my heaven on earth. It tops any beauty department store in the UK by miles. Selfridges and John Lewis will have to do for now I guess. How do I describe Sephora to those of you who haven't visited before? It's essentially a cosmetic store that stocks pretty much all the beauty brands you could ask for. Too Faced, Kat Von D, Fenty Beauty, Benefit, Urban Decay, Huda Beauty, Clarins, bareMinerals, Bobbi Brown - the list goes on. Sephora also have their own collection and stock all the beauty essentials. You can see what I brought from Sephora on my recent Instagram post - @rochellelyle_, surprisingly I didn't get too carried away. It's easily done! 

At one end of the Champs-Élysées is the Arc de Triomphe, an impressive monument in Paris. We didn't visit the museum or climb to the top, just stood and you know... took a boomerang or two for Instagram. There's always next time right? 

We made our way to the local Metro, ending up at a station by the Eiffel Tower. Wandering down and through the streets, into the florists and admiring the city sights. Like any city, you can visit as many times as possible in a lifetime, still not see all that it has to offer. Even the countless times I've visited London and yet there's 1000's more places to see. Can only blame the gals like @londonispink and @prettylittlelondon for this. 

We couldn't leave without seeing the Eiffel Tower of course. Although, I don't find it as impressive up close, it still stands as the most notable landmark in Paris for me and worth many snaps. It won't be long before I get withdrawals and another city break booking will definitely be made (or another sunny break - roll on Cambrills in June.) Edinburgh is looking most likely to be next on the list, not quite Paris but still a city with it's own individuality and a lot to offer ♡. Here's some shots of beautiful Paris - enjoy x


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