All posts filed under: 6th arrondissement

The 6th arrondissement, also known as Saint-Germain-des-Prés, is one of my favourite districts within Paris. Known as a delightfully charming neighborhood, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is incredibly picturesque and full of wonderful cafes and shops. There’s a lot to see and do here, whether it be exploring the streets or heading over to the Luxembourg Gardens – a great place for an afternoon walk or picnic. Another gem of the 6th arrondissement is the impressive Musée National du Moyen-Âge, also known as the Musée de Cluny – a museum dedicated to all things medieval.

24 hours in Paris - what to see and do, Accor Hotels competition

24 hours in Paris: things to see and do

Inspired by Accor Hotels “24 hours in…” competition, I have decided to write up the best things to see and do in 24 hours in Paris. 24 hours is not a lot of time, and there is so much I would recommend seeing. However, I have done my very best to offer you, lovely readers, the best that Paris has to offer. One thing I tell anyone going to Paris is to forget the metro. Ok, so the metro is fine, but to really experience a city there is no better way than walking, especially in Paris. Therefore, this guide takes its inspiration on how close the various sites/sights are to one another. Bunched together in terms of location and arrondissement, this guide offers you a great insight into the beautiful city of Paris, whilst offering you things off the beaten track! To make life easier and show you that you can do all the things mentioned here in 24 hours, I have created a map showing all the places listed in this guide, and some great …

Autumn in Paris Luxembourg Gardens and Tuileries Garden

An Autumn must in Paris: Walks in the Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens

It’s safe to say that Autumn has officially arrived in Paris. Paris is the perfect setting to put on your warm scarves and gloves, comfy shoes, and head out for a stroll around the city’s beautiful gardens and parks. There’s nothing that I like more than taking a leisurely walk around the Jardin des Tuileries and Jardin du Luxembourg people watching and kicking the fallen leaves beneath my feet. As you’ll see in the photos below, I was also in the Jardin du Luxembourg at sunset, which offered some fantastic views of the falling sun behind the crisp orange leaves. If you have any favourite things to do in autumn in Paris, let me know! Le Jardin des Tuileries Le Jardin du Luxembourg

Pont des Arts, Love Locks, Paris

Au revoir to the love locks on the Pont des Arts

Symbols of Paris include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Trimophe, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral; to name but a few.  For many people, the city of love is known for it’s bridges which are adorned with the locks of lovers. The Pont des Arts, which connects the Louvre with the Institut de France, has become the place for lovers to attach their locks as a symbol of their everlasting love. However, this week, city workers begin to take down these tokens of love. Safety for those using the bridge has become a major concern for the government. Due to the weakening support of the railings, which has been caused by the sheer weight of all the locks, the city took the difficult decision to begin the process of removing them Unfortunately, the bridge is closed for this week to allow for workers to complete the process. But do not fear, as the Pont de l’Archevêché still has it’s locks attached (for now…) What are your thoughts of the love locks?

Exploring the 6th arrondissement, Paris

With a couple of hours to spare before my writing class, sometimes I find myself either attempting to do the work before hand, doing some errands around the house, or aimlessly twiddling my thumbs. Let this be no more! For I now declare the time before writing class as exploration time! Why be cooped up inside the house, when I could be investigating the streets of Paris!? With this in mind, but also unintentionally, a friend and I decided to go and wonder the streets of the 6th arrondissement. I’ve never really properly been around this area of Paris, as most of the things you see and do are on La Rive Droite. Having now sampled only a small fraction of this arrondissement, I cannot but praise the beauty of this area and urge everyone to go and be Parisian flâneurs. Many have described this part of Paris as being ‘home to French intelligentsia’ beaming with bohemian vibes; and such descriptions I believe are true. As we walked around, we both commented how there was almost an air of elegance to the area, with …