Postcards from Paris - Day Two




Il n'est jamais trop tard...

...well maybe five months late is pushing it a little, but after reading Henna's recent posts on Paris (make sure you have a read as she writes a beautiful, beautiful blog) I was reminded I still had the second day of my trip left to share (you can catch up with Part One here!) You'll have to excuse the Christmas decor in some of the shots but I'm quite keen to share some more of the places I visit on here and indulge in my nerdy side. But who knows, you might enjoy reading about them too! I'll try to keep these posts brief...

Notre-Dame de Paris



My photos totally don't do it justice but the Notre-Dame Cathedral is stunning. I was completely blown away by the sheer scale of it and the detail of the the exterior. I very much like the more is more approach to Gothic architecture and this didn't disappoint. We were expecting major queues but to our surprise we were able to stroll right in, which I'm told is quite unusual! The inside didn't disappoint either, it was absolutely packed but that didn't take away from the experience at all. If you find yourself in Paris it's well worth a visit!

Sainte-Chapelle


Seeing as it was just a short stroll away we also visited Sainte-Chapelle which is another incredible Gothic building. Weirdly there was a longer queue for this than Notre-Dame but the wait in the freezing cold was all made worth it because the stained glass windows just blew us away. It's overwhelmingly beautiful and something I'm so happy I got to see. 

We were in Paris when Colette was closing but the thought of how busy it would be didn't really appeal to us so we visited Merci, a beautiful concept store on boulevard Beaumarchais in Haut-Marais. Obviously Paris is full of fashionable shops but what makes Merci different is that the profit actually go to charity, which I was quite amazed to find out as the items are all on the pricier side so it was unexpected. However I was very good for the whole of the trip actually and didn't bring back anything with me apart from some wonderful memories. It was my first visit but surely not the last! I'm absolutely desperate to go back one day, there's still so much I would love to see.

Have you been to Paris? 









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