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Paris in Autumn

21st November 2016
Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

We’ve just got back from a lovely few days in Paris.  It was high time that we visited the city and we had the opportunity to take some much needed time off work together – the perfect match!

We travelled on an early morning Eurostar from St Pancras having raided M&S for breakfast supplies before boarding.  It was my first experience of the Eurostar and we really enjoyed it. When we booked, we selected table seats which proved to be perfect as we ended up with a table for four all to ourselves both on the way out and back.  Plenty of leg room, charging points and big comfortable seats – much nicer than the flight would have been.

Arriving mid-morning gave us the perfect opportunity to drop our bags with left luggage at Gard du Nord and head out for a little orientation walk before we could check in to our apartment.

Paris in Autumn -The Sussex Girl

Paris Canal St Martin The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in Autumn Canal St Martin - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

We had booked a beautiful apartment in the heart of Montmartre through Airbnb. After falling in love with the photos of the view, we hoped that it would live up to expectations. It didn’t disappoint.

From the 7th floor of the most delightful Parisian block in a little private square, our apartment faced south and offered a panoramic view from East to West.  Both the living room and the bedroom had floor to ceiling glass doors that opened onto little balconies that meant we could glimpse the sights of Paris whenever we wanted to.  There was something mesmerising about watching the Eiffel Tower shimmer from the warmth of the living room with a glass of wine in hand!

Paris Air Bnb - The Sussex Girl

Paris in Autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris Air Bnb apartment window box - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

We spent four days exploring Paris, it’s such an enormous city so we only really scraped the surface but we were delighted to see some of the most famous sights.

From Notre Dame to the Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower to Saint Chappelle, we walked for miles and miles! I was wearing my Bellabeat Leaf and we clocked up around 20,000 steps each day which made me feel slightly less guilty about the indulgent pastries we popped out for each morning!

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

I had my camera slung over my shoulder most of the trip as there was so much beauty in the architecture of Paris as well as the incredible autumnal colours evident in the parks of the city.

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing our round-up of what not to miss in Paris as well as some budget-protecting tips about how to enjoy a few days in what is an incredibly expensive city to visit!

For now though, a few photos from our travels.

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

Paris in autumn - The Sussex Girl

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