Paris City Sights – Photo Essay

| April 6, 2012 | 23 Comments

We visited Paris for a long weekend and absolutely loved it. For me it was my first ever European city after visiting London and Edinburgh and it was everything I dreamed it would be.

The architecture, food and people made it one of the most memorable few days on our 2 and a half years of travel so far.

We wanted to share some of our favourite photos from that amazing time there. Enjoy!

Champs-Elysees Sunset

Looking towards the Champs-Elysee at sunset.

View from the top of Arc de Triomphe

View from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

The Louvre

The stunning and beautiful Louvre (and the hordes of tourists). If you wish to avoid them you might want to consider pre-purchasing Paris attraction tickets.

Paris at Dusk

Paris at dusk is brilliant with everyone coming out to enjoy the city.

Notre Dame Cathedral from the River Seine

Notre Dame Cathedral from the “lovers bridge”.

Les Invalides Tombs, Napoleans Tomb

Napoleon’s body lies within Les Invalides Tombs.

Iconic Eiffel Tower lit up at Night

If you ever visit Paris then make sure you visit the Eiffel Tower during the day and at night. When it is all lit up it really is magical.

Which of the above is your favourite photo?

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Cole is one half of New Zealand's leading adventure travel blogging couple who have been wearing out their jandals around the world since 2009. He loves any adventure activities and anything to do with the water whether it is Surfing, Diving, Swimming, Snorkeling or just lounging nearby on the beach. You can follow Cole on Google+. Or consider following us via RSS Feed, Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our Newsletter.

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  1. Laurence says:

    Love the sky on the Tomb of the Invalids shot :)

  2. There is no other word for this than GORGEOUS! I’ve pinned several of your photos. I hope to one day get to Paris and see some of these sights for myself, but until then I appreciate jaunting there by way of you. THX!

    • Cole says:

      Wow thanks for sharing our photos Courtney we are really glad you enjoyed them :) I am sure you will get over there soon and will love it as much as we did!

  3. Alison says:

    These photos are fab. I really like the one of the bridge filled with lovelocks, which looks considerably more packed than when I visited last year. I think the authorities took them down for a while, but people started putting them on again, ha ha. Paris is such a great place to photograph.

  4. Laurel says:

    Beautiful photos, you should be proud! I’m embarrassed to say that despite living in Europe I still haven’t been to Paris.

  5. These are really beautiful photos of Paris – I especially love the second one!

  6. Kelly says:

    I love the one of the Arc de Triomphe!!! Such a beautiful view! I can’t wait to go to Paris!!

  7. Ali says:

    Great photos! Paris is such a gorgeous city!

  8. Sergio says:

    Bien vu la note est informative et sympathique !
    Thanks for sharing : Sergio

  9. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous photos! I especially loved the picture taken from the top of the Arc–magnificent!

  10. cheryl says:

    Wow, these are some really really pretty photos! Makes my heart swoon. I really need to visit Paris. :)

  11. These really are great shots. Don’t know how to pin pictures from other sites, but do wish I could pin your Louvre photo onto my pinterest Louvre page. Did you burn the clouds in it? Just lovely.

  12. kim Brittenburg says:

    I am in love with your photo of Notre Dame Cathedral from the “lovers bridge”. My daughter is in love with paris and had had her senior photos taken on a green screen to have a photo of the lock bridge added behind her but we have not seen on she loves as much as yours. I was wondering if there is any way you would allow us the right to the photo to photo shop her in and your person out? I know this is unusual request but its just sooo perfect the way you took the photo. Please get back to me as soon as possible. I really appreciate any help you can either way we appreciate your time.
    Kim Brittenburg

    • Hey Kim,
      Sorry it took so long to get back to you! Been busy in Africa. Happy for you to photoshop your daughter in as long as you don’t use the photo for commercial gain. Let me know if you need anything from me.
      Regards,
      Cole

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