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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Paris On Film



My first time in Paris was certainly an experience. Paris is one of those places that everyone romanticizes and when you tell someone you're going, their response is usually something along the lines of "oh my god you're going to love it!" While I found parts of Paris to be extremely beautiful (the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, etc), I found it to be very similar to New York City in its dirtiness and confusing transportation. For reference, I've never been a fan of NYC. I found most (but not all) French people to be extremely rude toward Americans and very unwilling to help. When we were trying to get to Disneyland for example, there was an issue with the trains and it took us the longest time to figure out how to get there because no one would help. We made it in the end had a nice day although I'm not the biggest fan of Disneyland in general either (I know, more complaining, but all of the endless walking and long lines don't really do it for me). I suppose it's cool to be able to say you've been to Disneyland Paris though.

My friends and I spent four and a half days there and saw most all of the major tourist attractions. One of my favorite memories was when we were at the Louvre and it started pouring but we stayed and ate ice cream in the rain anyway, and got to see a beautiful double rainbow afterward. We went out a couple times as well, first to a club called Zig Zag where we saw Dillon Francis, which was fun but not as exciting as I expected seeing as the clubs are open until 7am. I did have quite the crazy night at this bar that had a bunch of underground rooms that looked like caves and I met a lot of nice people that redeemed the French in my eyes a bit. I paid for that night quite a bit the next day (LOL, worth it). We stayed in a cute little Airbnb as well which was nice, it had a very old feel to it with this crazy wooden spiral staircase and loft beds, but I really enjoyed it (minus the cockroach). As for the food, I didn't find it to be very vegetarian friendly. At one place, I ordered a veggie burger and it was literally a hash brown on a bun. I did get an amazing Nutella & strawberry crepe by the Eiffel Tower though. Anyway, I am glad that I went but I'm not quite sure if I plan on going back. I'd love to hear about your experiences if you've been, maybe I just need to do things differently next time!



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Danielle

50 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! I had a really wonderful experience in Paris. In the contrary, French people were so nice to us. Maybe because we spoke French to them. Hope we get to visit Disneyland someday too. :)


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    1. I guess I need to learn some French next time haha. Glad you had a nice experience!

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  2. Paris is so magical, I love it! And you look amazing in all the pictures :)

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  3. I love these photos and they fact that they are film x

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  4. seems like you had a great time despite things! it's nice to cross disneyland out of the to-go list just because, me thinks. your photos are lovely!

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    1. Agreed! I did have an overall nice time and I'm glad I went. Thanks :)

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  5. Sorry your trip wasn't as great as you expected! Sucks when you're super excited to go somewhere and it turns out it wasn't all that amazing. At least you can say you've been to Paris though right! :)

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Definitely! I'm glad I had the experience, maybe one day I'll go back and love it :)

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  6. Love the photos but sorry that this trip is not as great as you would have. Anyway, fear not, there are always another great place that you haven't discovered yet! Great post :)

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  7. Loved these photos! Wish I could be in Paris right now.

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  8. Personally I've always felt like I'm in the minority because I've been to Paris a few times and it's nice, but the overhyped in my opinion. The way some people talk about it it's as if it's Hogwarts or something. Funnily enough the trains on the way to Disneyland Paris confused me too!

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    1. Agreed, I was expecting so much more based on what everyone says about it. Oh well, everyone is different I suppose! Glad to hear I'm not alone haha

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  9. I agree, the monuments in paris are pretty and is disney but everything else is very similar to London where i live in... so not that exciting
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  10. I get what you mean - the transportation is very confusing and people can be a bit stand offish to tourists sometimes - maybe it's because they get them a lot? Like in NY? Not sure. I haven't been to Paris in a while and, while it is beautiful and I do really love Disney - would probably love to go back tbh!, now I've done the tourist-y bits I'd love to go elsewhere in France, or maybe a bit outside Paris to really experience France, in summer maybe when it's a bit nicer weather!

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    1. Yeah I can see why they would get annoyed with tourists, can't blame them I guess. I would definitely love to go elsewhere in France as well, I hear a lot about the south of France and it seems amazing!

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  11. Never been to Paris, so can't really say how I feel about it :) But I love your photos and it sounds like you still managed to have a nice time there! x

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    1. In the end it was a good experience to have! Hopefully you get to decide for yourself one day :)

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  12. Such gorgeous photos - I wish when I took photos on my film camera that they turned out this beautiful haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thanks Lucy! I hadn't used my film camera in ages and I figured what better time than in Paris haha

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    1. It was nice! Thanks for stopping by Clarissa :)

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  14. These are such gorgeous shots! Can't go wrong with film. (And I've never felt the desire to go to Paris to be honest...)

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    1. Thanks Meg! Haha I think it's nice to go once but I think you'll survive if you don't!

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  15. sounds like you had an amazing time! I love the photos - they have a cool vintage feel x
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  16. great photo diary! the first picture is so calming ;) xx

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  17. Loving all of these travel photos so much - and I feel you girl. The first time I went to Paris I had an eerily similar experience. It was cold, the people were unfriendly, and I found the city to be quite dirty. It just looked a lot different in reality than it does in all the movies and photos. I still found is beautiful, it was just a lot less filtered when actually there. Went to Disneyland too but had a fantastic time there. Went again to Paris in the summer and had a much better experience. The people were absolutely lovely, and I had the most incredible time there with my family, so it definitely redeemed Paris in my eyes. A Canadian friend of mine who lives there says that August is the best time to come because everyone is friendly and all the actual Parisians are out of the city on holiday! Curious to know the name of the club with all the caves for my next trip to the city!

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    1. Oh that makes sense! I would definitely consider giving it another try in the summer as I'm sure I wouldn't feel as miserable as I did walking around in the cold haha. I think it was probably just a bit of a shock for it to be so different than I imagined. There are some things I didn't get around to doing though so maybe I'll go back one day! I can't remember the name of the club right now but I will definitely look into it and get back to you!

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  18. I love the photos, which camera do you use? I bought my partner a film camera last year and so far we've only got one roll of horrifically bad photos out of it haha! I feel the same about Paris - it's not my favourite place, there's something about it that just makes me feel uneasy.. and completely agree about the transport too! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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    1. I have a Nikon N75 I believe, I got it so many years ago! It does take really nice photos though. Just keep at it haha! Glad to hear I'm not the only one, thanks for reading Lucy :)

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  19. I agree that we all really romanticize Paris, and a lot of European cities. Then we get disappointed because of all our expectations. I personally really would love to go to Paris one day because of the art and culture, all the museums and such. But, in terms of it just being a dirty city I agree that I totally would not like that either haha it's really nice to hear an honest opinion

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    1. I definitely think it's still worth going and experiencing it for yourself. I think that if I went again I might even feel differently, who knows! But it's definitely over romanticized in my opinion. There are a lot of beautiful spots though :)

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  20. Paris is a magical city ! Nice photo diary
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  21. I've always wanted to go to Euro Disney! Your trip looks so amazing!

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  22. I love these photos, they capture the Parisian vibe so well. I want to go back!

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  23. Ah I'm going to Paris next month and can't wait, you've really reminded my of just how beautiful it is!

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