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TBT | Winter in Paris 2012

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About two years ago we had the wonderful privilege to go to Paris for about two weeks. Since I’m going through a major bout of wanderlust I thought I’d share a few of our pictures with you. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy.
Since I can remember Paris has always been at the top of my list of places I wanted to see. Now it is at the top of my list of places I would want to go back to. It felt like forever having to sit in that airplane fuelled with the anticipation of finally seeing the place I’ve always dreamt of.

Bon voyage

The city didn’t disappoint. It was absolute bliss. We stayed in The Westin Paris – Vendôme in a lovely room with an immaculate view. Paris during winter is a sight to behold and we could stroll through the streets and shops every day without a sightseeing schedule. We got to see all the big attractions in Paris, took numerous extensive breaks at Ladurée Royale to drink their glorious hot chocolate and eat Tarte Tatin and froze to death on the Eiffel Tower.

Westin Entrance 2

Our stay in The Westin Paris Vendome

We had an immaculate view of Paris from our balcony.

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OUR VIEW TO THE LEFT (NIGHT AND DAY)
View from Room at Westin featured in Paris in Winter on Good Lookin'OUR VIEW TO THE RIGHT (NIGHT AND DAY)

 

While staying at The Westin we stumbled upon these amazing space after a lot of commotion the previous night, some lucky guy had his Bar Mitzvah in this space.

Westin Vendome Interior

Like I said we spent numerous mornings in Ladurée Royale, we didn’t even go to the one at Champs-Élysées as this house as they call it felt like home the moment we entered.

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LADURÉE ROYALE INTERIOR – DETAILS
ARC DE TRIOMPHE DE L’ÉTOILE
Champ Elysees at night on Good Lookin'
CHAMP-ÉLYSÉES AT NIGHT IN DECEMBER 2012
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PEUGOET CONCEPT CAR AT CHAMP-ÉLYSÉES

 

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 EIFFEL TOWERLa Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre featured in Paris in Winter on Good Lookin'BASILICA OF SACRE-COEUCRE, MONTMARTRE
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LA DÉFENSE
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NOTRE DAME

 

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REPETTO WINDOW DISPLAY

 

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GALERIES LAFAYETTE

 

We also had a lovely day out at Disneyland Paris, the Christmas parade is incredible. I really did feel like a kid again. I had to concentrate super hard to not dance around like a loon.
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Paris during winter is really picture perfect. I loved all the beautiful window displays and the sweet smell of baked goods. We did so many things, saw so many amazing things and places. Since we were traveling with a Paris expert she organised everything to perfection. I don’t think we can ever really express how grateful we are for this incredible experience. Thank you, future in-laws! We love you! It was a perfect holiday with the perfect balance between must-see sights and more low profile places.

I haven’t experienced Paris during any of the other seasons, but this was an incredible journey and a memorable adventure. Andrew Julian captures the essence of Paris during Winter perfectly in this video.

BY ANDREW JULIAN

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