Hello lovelies! I know I know, the last article on Paris was a few time ago, but I have my reasons. First I went on vacations for a little bit and decided to stop for a while. We all need some time for ourselves and even if it doesn’t seem, the blog takes me away some time. Of course I’m not trying to justify myself in any way because I chose to start it and I must say that I am so happy of this decision, but you know sometimes you just have to cut out every relationship, even with technology.
I also were studying for three admission exams that I am proud to announce have succeeded positively. I really am so enthusiastic of these successes because I had some hard times… Anyway, I also started a series on Inspo Moodboards as you may have seen lately and I am really enjoying doing it, but we are going on the Fall season so it has ended last week. If you loved this series let me know in the comments or like the articles so as I know to make more in the future. By the way, let’s stop wandering and start talking serious.
PARIS, France. It is in the train from Milan to Lyon that I decide to write this article. You can ask me why, I don’t know it either, maybe because I have like five hours travel or because I am feeling inspired when I wake up at five a.m.. A lot of words but not a lot of contents maybe, but I really wanted from some time to take a break from everything and talk to you guys, to write a serious post with all my feelings and thoughts (oh gosh). Maybe you are not even reading this and you have watched the last of the photos, maybe you are reading this and if so I am grateful you had the patience to follow me in my – as said by french people – “blabla”. Before I REALLY start telling you the story, I want to say (write) that I am enjoying so much writing a full article that maybe I’ll write my future article on myself, my feelings, thoughts, passions, let me know if this would be interesting to know me a little better.
On our second day in Paris, the french capitale de l’amour and of arts, music, patisseries, I wanted to visit the neighborhood around Jardins des Tuileries, Place Vendôme and Place des Vosges that is very beautiful. Jardins des Tuileries are actually the ex palace gardens, opened to the public after the revolution, this is the reason why they are splendid, they are a symbol of elegance, chic and french attitude. So we arrived first at Place de la Concorde where there is this huge obelisk in the middle, and next to it is the opening of the gardens.
As you may guess we walked in the gardens and sat a little to rest around the fountain on some super cute green chairs (some enigmatic frog twin soul was on my same page haha). And we had a view of the Tour Eiffel, not bad eh?
We then moved to Place Vendôme to admire the streets, the houses with their beautiful plants, blue or grey rooftops and white walls. When you wander around old streets and Haussmann’s constructions, everything seems to remember the french flag, which colors are not the result of the coincidence, but other than the politic meaning of it seems also to reflect a sense of aesthetics owned only by french (je m’offre des roses). Everything from the rooftops colors to the street’s plaque seems to be coordinated by an aesthetics master.
Not a coincidence if Mademoiselle chose her first Paris located shop in rue Cambon, right behind Place Vendôme (where are located four others boutiques, not kidding).
Suddenly starving, as always, we then searched for a place to eat something without buying a sandwich the price of a Valentino. We moved in direction of Boulevard Haussmann but found a kind of canteen nearby the Elysées (french presidential house) that had some great food selection and with honest prices.
From there we moved to Grand Palais to see the exhibition on Velasquez, but (learn from our errors) Grand Palais is closed on tuesday. We had planned to see on Wednesday Musée de l’Orangerie and Musée d’Orsay that are close, so instead we visited Orsay and leaved Grand Palais for wednesday with the Orangeries (that actually is better if you decide to follow our plan because they are closer). So we took the metro from Champs-Elysées Clémenceau to Invalides.
Regarding the visit of the museum, I must say that I am really happy to have visited it, especially because it contains a collection that is for me my favorite period of art’s history, c’est-à-dire Impressionism, Orientalism and Expressionism. Artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Rodin and many many others with some of the main works of art as the Autoportrait by Van Gogh, La Goulue by Toulouse-Lautrec or Le lit. Because of this large collection, I warmly suggest to forecast at least two hours to see everything. I think I visited almost everything in three hours, but the museum is huge and you can’t see everything in a brief time. For the same reason I suggest to EAT before you enter the museum, yes you heard it right. You don’t want to waist your ticket because some of your group are boring you to death while complaining they’re hungry. Oh, and by the way, VERY interesting, you don’t need to pay if you are a student, it is FREE!
We then had to join some friends to St Michel neighborhood to attend to a play. So we actually found it easy to move because the RER line connects the two places on the same line without changing. From Orsay RER station to St Michel Notre-Dame we moved and joined our friends. It was around 7 p.m. when we were in St Michel but had actually to eat dinner because the play was starting earlier. So we took a sandwich and then move to the theater.
From St Michel we took the underground from St Michel Notre-Dame to Porte de Clichy to the ateliers Berthier. The play we saw in french was named Liliom, it was really strange and contemporary. I am saying it was strange because, even if I am used to assist to very contemporary plays, I could not analyze my feelings. I couldn’t say if I liked it or not. But it was definitely a very interesting and very touching experience. I leave you the link to go check it out even if the play is no more on theater you can always wait for another time.
Anyway here is a photo of my #OOTD, very casual and simple but still classy and french. I am wearing some Tropéziennes shoes, a Mango striped pull-over, some distressed jeans and a mini-bag from Accessorize.
P.S. : special thanks to my friend that had too many patience to take a picture of this outfit and for following me in my museum madness.
P.P.S: Paris is FULL of super cool background coloured doors like this one, so so so pretty!
Well that was all for this super full day visiting around Paris, I hope you all liked the article and I hope to see you all very soon with a brand new article. A lot of you guys liked my last post on day ONE in Paris and this made me continue to write about this trip. So if you enjoyed reading of my ungraceful adventures, of my train morning thoughts or simply about seeing photos of Paris, please subscribe to see more in the Menu bar, like the article to let me know you liked it or even share it to your friends because Why Not?
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