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

How to plan the perfect trip to Paris

Top tips for planning a trip to Paris, France

No one wants to go home from a holiday with regrets, so my vacations are always planned with military precision. I just got back from Paris (again—Paris is always a good idea), and as well as my usual post-trip recommendations roundup I thought it'd be useful to share my tips for planning a short break to la Ville Lumière.… Continue reading How to plan the perfect trip to Paris