Archive of ‘Travel’ category

PARIS

Going to a gig in a different country was on my bucket list.. so I booked to see Banks in my favourite city Paris, she cancelled it. Anyway, still went and popped to some of my favourite places;

Eiffel Tower A must when you’re in Paris. I like looking at the tower from the trocadero, then walking down to it. Then taking a walk down the Av. Montaigne and dreaming of staying in the Plaza Athénée.

Irving Penn exhibition at the Grand Palais Absolutely love wandering round a gallery and soaking in some culture!

Place Vendome A pretty square on the walk upto the Palais Garnier.

Palais Garnier The opera house in Paris. My first time here, stunning. A must see!

Palais Royal and the Louvre The Palais Royal is close by the Louvre, a lovely gardens with some funky Instagram-able columns. Then the Louvre is a quick walk away!

Pont Alexandre iii My favourite bridge in Paris. I love watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle from here. LOVE IT.

Jardin Du Luxembourg Located in the Saint Germain area, the gorgeous gardens are great to walk around.

Café Du Flore Best place for eclairs. FACT.

Montmartre One of my favourite places in Paris, quintessentially French! I love the artists in the streets, the musicians as you walk by and pretty buildings.

Musée d’Orsay Huge museum, home to some Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and many many more. Great walk around and has a huge clock which makes great photos.

Where do you like to go in Paris? I still feel like there’s a million more things to see any do!


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MONACO

Spent the day in Monaco for my Mum’s Birthday, such a gorgeous place to spend a Birthday!
We walked upto the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, it was really busy! Monte Carlo was a lot less busy so after we saw the Palace we headed back down there.
We went to the Cafe De Paris for lunch – amazing! Then went into the casino after (won 95€!).
It’s a great place to wander around and see the huge boats. I can’t wait to go back!

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CANNES

I was only in Cannes for the afternoon, but what an amazing afternoon it was!
A little wander around the shops and to Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes to see where the film festival takes place. Gorgeous!
We spent the majority of time sitting on a sofa on the beach drinking wine. Perfect!

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ANTIBES

Love wandering around Antibes and visiting the Picasso Museum. Antibes is such a gorgeous little French town.. that looked typically, well, French!

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NICE

Absolutely fell in love with Nice. Such a nice place! (Excuse the pun..)
It had a great feel about it, some lovely little restaurants and walking along the Promenade des Anglais in the evening was perfect!
If you ever go, eat at La Cucina. You won’t regret it!

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LYON

So I spent a few weeks in my favourite country – France! I was over there to photograph a wedding, but took some time out to relax and explore! First stop was Lyon. I didn’t really know what to expect from Lyon, I hadn’t overly looked at photographs (apart from a little Pinterest search) but it was such a great place!
It was a very picturesque place and had a great feel. I particularly liked Vieux Lyon (old Lyon) it had such pretty little old streets and nice food (and ice cream). It was pretty hot when we got there, about 33 degrees, but we still managed to wander around in the heat and also use a nice air conditioned car!
Whilst wandering around Vieux Lyon, we visited La Tour Rose, great for photos! We also went to the Cathedral (Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière) which was so pretty and had great views of Lyon.
Lyon has some great murals on the walls, Mur Des Canuts is a good one to see, there’s a photograph below.

Thank you to one of my brides, Sarah. Who LOVES Lyon and gave me lots of great tips!

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LYON + THE FRENCH RIVIERA BLOG

Little vlog from my trip to the wonderful South of France!

Including;
NICE
LYON
CANNES
ANTIBES
SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT
MONACO
MONTE CARLO

I was in the South of France for a wedding but took a little time to have a holiday too! I will post the wedding and some travel photographs too!

Hope you like the video!

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