Travel with me as I live vicariously through my camera roll. I’m starting my TravelRiz Series with favorite picture spots from in and around Paris, France. My husband and I were lucky enough to take my dream vacation to the City of Lights a few years ago. What a wonderful and unforgettable experience! I have to be honest, I was a total tourist packing in as much as I could into every day.
Here were some of my favorite spots:
Pont Alexandre III Bridge
The deck arch bridge spans the Seine and is Paris’s most elegant river crossings. This shot was taken on the Right Bank near the Petit Palais and Grand Palais (3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower).
Jardin des Tuileries
Place de la Concorde
Named after the tile factories that were originally on the site where Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuileries. These beautiful gardens span from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde.
Domaine National du Palais-Royal
8 Rue de Montpensier
A former royal palace currently opposite from the Louvre. The central Garden is a public park and the inner courtyard, the Tour d’Honneur, is home to an art installation known as the Columns of Buren.
Musée du Louvre
Rue de Rivoli
One of the most recognized and largest museums in the world. Home of the Mona Lisa and thousands of other works of art.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Home of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Eight compositions arranged in 2 oval rooms to create an infinity symbol. Google Arts & Culture offers a virtual tour of the permanent collections of the museum. Click here to check it out.
The Love Wall of Paris (Wall of Love)
Square Jahan Rictus, Place de Abbesses
This wall was created by two artists featuring “i love you” in 311 different languages, including all 192 languages of the United Nations. Located right outside the Abbesses station (which is an adventure on it’s own – if you need to get your practically vertical steps in)
The cobblestone streets of the large hill in Paris, known as Montmarte, is a beautiful Arrondissement to explore. Mostly known for the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur, right next to it is the optical illusion of the Sinking House.
Château de Versailles
I still can’t get over the fact that this was the primary residence of royalty! Located in the île-de-France region 12 miles southwest of Paris, this palace started as a hunting lodge and turned into this famous historical monument
Google Arts & Culture provides a virtual visit to the Château as well. Click here to explore.
Beautifully pastel painted homes flank one street block. So if and when you visit, just always keep in mind that it is a residential block. Be respectful.
Thank you for taking a trip down memory lane with me. I can’t wait to be able to go back and visit this dream city of mine. Have you been to Paris? If you did, what were your favorite spots?