Being one of the closest capital cities to the UK, Paris has long been overdue a visit. Despite having travelled there on a few occasions for work, I could never really say that I’ve ‘been there’. This bustling city is home to many iconic 'must see' landmarks, but it wasn’t just this that attracted me this time. I love being able to wake up in the morning with no real plan, just a vague direction you want to travel in, exploring endless streets as you go. Paris is perfect for this.

We were there for eight days, and our hotel was the fantastic Hotel Saint Marc. This modern style hotel is just a short walk from the Louvre, and a great starting point for visiting most major attractions – if of course you are walking! Paris is such a great city for people watching that it’s a shame to use to metro. If like us, you’ll end up walking miles and miles each day, but with so many cafes and bars around, when your feet can’t take anymore simply grab a coffee, sit outside and watch the world go by.

On this occasion, I’ve chosen not to write about each part of my story, but simply let the photos do the talking. Paris is full of instantly recognisable features and places, that they simply need no introduction. Hopefully they may serve as great inspiration as to why you must visit this beautiful city, or reminders of past trips.


These were our eight days in the City of Light….