15 amazing Eiffel Tower viewpoints in Paris

View of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

If you're going to Paris, you'll of course want to see the Iron Lady herself: la Tour Eiffel. I've been to Paris 5 times and it's literally always a thrill to catch a glimpse of her! These are my favourite viewpoints across the city... Arc de Triomphe Paris is extra stunning when seen from the top of this… Continue reading 15 amazing Eiffel Tower viewpoints in Paris

Vintage shopping in Versailles

Vintage shopping at Au Facteur Cheval, Versailles

Whilst in Paris recently, we day-tripped to the Château de Versailles in the nearby town of—you guessed it—Versailles. After a short journey we alighted the train at Versailles Chantiers and walked up Rue des États Généraux, towards the Palace. Then we found Au Facteur Cheval, a vintage/antiques store, at number 12—I can't resist a rummage so in we went.… Continue reading Vintage shopping in Versailles

Visiting the Palace of Versailles

TRAVEL TIPS: Visiting the Château de Versailles, Paris

The Château de Versailles (often known simply as Versailles) is a royal palace just over 20km outside of Paris, and as France's most famous château it's popular with day trippers. The Palace was initially built as a hunting lodge in 1623 by Louis XIII (who became king at just 8-years-old, when his father was assassinated). A… Continue reading Visiting the Palace of Versailles

Packing for a city break: a foolproof formula

Quick tips for city break packing!

Packing is a boring but necessary part of any trip. I've alternated between creating super organised packing lists, detailing every single item, and just throwing stuff in a case—lists always win. Besides wanting to feel good (and look your best in your vacation photos), being appropriately-dressed while travelling can't be overrated: realising you forgot a jumper when it unexpectedly turns… Continue reading Packing for a city break: a foolproof formula