paris in the fall
if i had to suggest a time of year to travel to almost anywhere,
nine times out of ten i would say the fall is the best.
this is especially true in europe. a few perks of fall travel include:
cities & attractions are less crowded •• temperatures have fallen and
the summer heat is over •• in lots of places, the fall leaves & colors dress
up the city and make it even more beautiful •• it’s just a cozy, memorable
and festive time to have a trip before the holidays begin. from chicago to
montreal to new york city to paris, we’ve loved so many cities in the fall!
we found ourselves back in paris for a few glorious fall days and we truly
lingered, savored, and soaked them up. they were the last days of our
complete freedom traveling around, and we were flying to milan from
there for chase to start a big work conference and his new job.
so, this time in paris will be one of our most memorable as
we kissed our carefree backpacking days goodbye and got
ready to start new jobs and settle over here in europe.
i got my first bad cold on these final days (of course ..)
but i didn’t even mind because a) paris was so beautiful and
b) i couldn’t believe my body had held up without getting sick all
3 months of travel up until the end, so i cut it some slack. we took
lots of photos and i just love the way the city was looking, so be ready
for all of them below … it’s mostly a photo diary today, but a pretty one!
this cliché picture ^^ it’s a cliché for a reason!
the colors were just beginning to show as we arrived to paris,
and it was fun to see these famous sights framed with fall colors
and bright accents. after lots of visits in the summer and one in the
winter, seeing paris in the fall made me view it in a completely new way.
the best street view ^^
the tops of the parisian buildings against the crisp blue sky
had my camera card almost full on this fall stroll.
being sick meant taking cold meds all day and it meant
chase kept buying me lait et miel (milk & honey) steamers.
parisian doors ♡
we walked through les halles marché, and found
that the cronut trend has made it to france. we
had to try one since they are so good at croissants!
the cutest ice cream drink there ever was ^^
one of the best walking paths in the world..along the seine ^^
we made a quick stop at the marché aux fleurs on ile de la cité. dreamy!
i always like stopping into la droguerie – a darling ribbon & fabric store in the marais.
shopping at printemps, the parisian department store.
i loved the flower ceiling! ^^
i think i found one of my new favorite street names in paris..
rue du croissant, or street of croissant! it sounds like a
tasty, buttery, flaky, fluffy street … doesn’t it? :)
we stopped in at the poshest of cafés near the champs-élysées.
we didn’t realize how expensive it was until we sat down, so just split
a dish and then headed to our favorite spot for a croque monsieur :)
^^ the best croque monsieur in town, at vert tulipe:
we rented an airbnb in montmartre and really felt like we were living in paris.
paris , vous êtes belle à l’automne . je t’aime!