Sightseeing In Paris

View of Paris from the top of Notre Dame

This was my fourth trip to Paris but my first one during my adult life, making it truly unforgettable. I say adult, yet still under 26, making it the ideal time to go and be a tourist because if you’re below this age, you are able to go in a number of the museums and monuments for free or at a discounted price at least. Alas if you are over the age limit for free or discounted entry, do not let this deter you. I urge anyone visiting Paris who is into history, architecture or just fascinated by the famous landmarks, to go and visit as many as you are able to. It’s truly worth it and you will not regret the experience.

When we went: February 2016
Reason for visiting: Surprise Birthday trip for my boyfriend.
Where we stayed: Hotel Vice Versa.
How long we went for: 4 nights and 5 days (arrived Thursday evening, left for the airport around 3pm Monday afternoon).
What we saw: Catacombs, The Louvre (and spent hours exploring inside), Sacré-Cœur (It’s great to visit at night as well as during the day), Notre Dame (went in & went up to the top), Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe (went up it), Eiffel Tower (went up it).
The weather: Dry with blue skies but quite crisp, so layers were a must.
Would recommend: Visiting the Eiffel Tower (obviously), trying the hot chocolate (Paris do some amazing hot chocolate!) and visiting Palace of Versailles.
Would I go back: Yes! I’d love to go back next time during summertime and chill out in some Parisian coffee shops and bars.
Notes: Everyone we encountered were very friendly. It’s super east to get about on the metro and trams. Although based in a quieter neighbourhood, our hotel was actually in a great location as it was easy to get to many of the main areas from, by metro or tram. I’d recommend you wear comfortable shoes when exploring the city and if you’re visiting during the winter then layer up!

Vice Versa Hotel Reception/Lounge
Vice Versa Hotel

Inside The Louvre
Inside The Louvre

Napoleon Apartments – The Louvre
Napoleon apartments The Louvre

The Louvre

Outside The Sacré-Cœur, overlooking the city at night

Damien and Samio in Paris

Arc de Triomphe
Samio infront of Arc de Triomphe

Stairs up Arc de Triomphe
Steps up Arc de Triomphe

View from the top of Arc de Triomphe at night

Paris at night

Palace of Versailles Hall of Mirrors
Palace of versailles hall of mirrors

château de Versailles

Samio in Paris

Looking out from the Eiffel Tower
Looking out from The Eiffel Tower

View from the top of the Eiffel Tower

View from the top of The Eiffel Tower

If you’d like to see more from my Paris trip then you can check out my Paris vlog here:

Samio x



  1. Pam
    March 8, 2016 / 10:52 am

    gorgeous looking shots! I love Paris, definitely need to go visit again and do everything I didnt do the first time round.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      March 8, 2016 / 11:21 am

      Thanks Pam. That’s what my trip was all about this time, as previously ones had mainly been about visiting Disney Land, so never got see the rest of the city properly before.

      Samio x

    • Samio
      March 8, 2016 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you, yes it really is! 😀

      Samio x

  2. March 8, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    Amazing pictures oh my god! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other! x

    • Samio
      March 9, 2016 / 7:27 am

      Thank you Yuka. Hopefully you’ll make the trip someday, it’s an amazing place! 😀

      Samio x

  3. March 9, 2016 / 11:55 am

    Really need to pay Paris a visit again, such a beautiful city. Love these photos! x

    • Samio
      March 9, 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks Remi.

      Samio x

  4. March 10, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Such beautiful photos, they really make me want to go back to Paris (and try the hot chocolate this time!). I’ve been to Paris a few times but mostly when I was younger, I’d love to go back now that I’m a little older, just so I can appreciate everything a bit more.

    • Samio
      March 10, 2016 / 8:56 am

      This was exactly what it was like for me this time around. You experience things a lot differently as a child and this time Paris was a lot different to what I’d previously remembered… I suggest you go back, just for the hot chocolate haha.

      Samio x

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