A Day in Paris

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

Ah, Paris. It’s one of those cities that when you fall in love with her she becomes a part of you. My first time to Paris was when I was eight or nine and my parents and I went for Christmas. I can still remember walking down the River Seine to Notre-Dame and seeing it in all of it’s Christmas glory. Since then I have returned a couple of times, most notably our honeymoon in 2014. Luckily for me Brian fell just as in love with Paris as I am. It’s become such a special place for both of us.

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

When we were talking about our trip to London, I knew I couldn’t be so close to my beloved Paris and not visit. So when Brian asked me what I wanted for my birthday (which is in September – the month we were traveling) I said – Paris! It is such an easy trip from London to Paris on the EuroStar. So on Wednesday morning we woke up before the sun and made our way to St. Pancras Station. After a couple of hours we arrived in sunny Paris. I admit that I teared up in the cab ride from the station. Seeing the streets of Paris again made me emotional in the best way.

A Day in Paris - Waketon Road - P-9

A Day in Paris - Waketon Road - P-9

We took a cab from Gare du Nord Station to the Eiffel Tower. It was the most beautiful morning in Paris and I knew this is where I wanted to start our day. Before we left for our trip I had been very thorough in planning our Paris itinerary. With only 12 hours to see the city I wanted to maximize our time. There were a few old favorites we wanted to see along with a few new places, but you can’t go to Paris without first stopping to see the Iron Lady. Our driver dropped us off at number 12 Avenue de la Bourdonnais where you can get this beautiful shot (see larger image below).

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

After enjoying Place du Trocadér and the views of the Eiffel Tower, we wandered through the quiet streets over to Rue Cler. I had heard about this charming cobblestone street and knew it would be the perfect place to grab lunch at a cafe and enjoy a little people-watching. We enjoyed the most amazing truffle pasta at Le Tribeca and the friendliest staff!

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

Next we made our way to arguably the most beautiful bridge in Paris – Pont Alexandre III. To follow our route see the map embedded at the end of this post or via this link. This is one of my favorite views along the Seine. And from there over to the Tuileries Gardens. On our honeymoon, we spent many hours in these gardens so to be able to come back and see the gardens full of fall colors was amazing.

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

Just as we arrived at the Louve the sky turned grey and cloudy making it feel like fall. We rested in the gardens for a while. Taking in all of the beauty and reminiscing of our honeymoon. I could have stayed there all day but I knew there was still so much more to see.

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

A Day in Paris on Waketon Road

I’ll be sharing more of our time in Paris this week. What are some of your must-see spots in the City of Lights? xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Trench: Everlane, Dress: Zara (similar), Bag: Cuyana, Boots: Stuart Weitzman (similar less expensive)

9 thoughts on “A Day in Paris

  1. Courtney

    It looks so stunning there! I love all the photos you got.

  2. Taylor

    Beautiful photos! All of the pictures look empty of crowds so it looks like it was a peaceful day with the city to yourself!

    Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com

  3. Dana

    To be honest, I never had the urge to go to Paris, but after seeing this post….I’m reconsidering! You captured the city so beautifully!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  4. Caroline

    You make me want to plan a trip to Paris RIGHT NOW! I’ve only been once and it was for one of those high school trips where everything is planned for your (🙄) so I am dying to go back! Your trench is also making me swoon by the way!

    xx Caroline

  5. Katherine Swain

    Wow!! These photos are gorgeous Bryn. I really love what you did with the layout. Paris holds a special place in my heart as well and I’m dying to get back!

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

  6. Mary Powers

    This is so dreamy!!! That shot of the carousel and the Eiffel Tower… WOW!! These pics make want a trip back there pronto. There truly isn’t anywhere like Paris.

    – Mary

  7. Molly

    These photos are SO beautiful, Bryn!! I have only been once and would love to return one day.


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