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A Blogger’s 24 Hours In Paris

Strolling along the Parisian streets, I was completely in awe of how beautiful this city really is. It was a real shame that I only had 24 hours in Paris, but in those 24 precious hours, I created some of the best memories that I’ll never forget!

I guess my first piece of advice is to bring comfortable shoes!!! I’m sorry I probably sound like your mum right now but boy my feet were in agony after all the walking we did. (Nothing a glimpse of the sparkling Eiffel Tower can’t fix but we’ll get to that later!) In my eyes, being comfortable and warm is key! Paris is pretty cold in February as you can imagine. Ok, that’s my boring motherly advice over with, now let’s get to the good bits!

Usually, I like to plan my city breaks down to every little detail. My boyfriend once asked me if there was going to be any toilet breaks in my crazy regimented plan. Luckily for him, I let him have a few here and there…

But surprisingly, I didn’t plan Paris as much as I would have liked. I did have a rough idea of all the things I wanted to see and do with our 24 Hours in Paris, so I pretty much winged it from there. The brilliant thing about Paris is that everything is pretty close together and easy to get to. I highly recommend getting a travel pass which allows you to travel on the metros, trains and buses. We picked ours up at the airport which was super easy and cost us approx 28 Euros each for three days of unlimited travel.

Blogger in Paris

Things To See and Do With Only 24 Hours in Paris

We landed in Paris early evening, so we planned to just chill and grab some dinner. Until we went for a stroll and I saw the Eiffel Tower sparkling and ran directly towards it! (Maybe this is the reason my feet weren’t in a good state?) It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen and it was snowing, double bonus! If you didn’t already know, the Eiffel Tower lights sparkle on the hour, every hour for five minutes. Unfortunately, in all the excitement I didn’t manage to snap a photo but it still looks unreal all lit up at night anyway.

Eiffel Tower

The next day was Valentines Day, I know super romantic right? I woke up really early that morning to grab my boyfriend some fresh croissants and coffee from a local bakery. -cough- brownie points for me -cough- 

After I went on for around an hour about how lucky he is to have me… We made our way on the train to an absolutely stunning Palace on the outskirts of central Paris.

Palace of Versailles

Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles dates back to the seventeenth century! The Palace is truly beautiful and we really enjoyed wandering around, taking in the beauty! I would highly recommend coming here if you are interested in history and if you are looking for something a little different to do in Paris. It takes around 30 minutes to get here on the RER trains.

Palace of Versailles

Champs Elysees

Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France

 A little later on we were ready to do some shopping on the Champs Elysees, you guys know I was heading straight for Sephora! Did you know the Sephora in Paris is the biggest in the world?! According to Byrdie this Sephora store on Champs-Élysées attracts over six million people each year!

We jumped off the metro at Champs-Elysees station and to our surprise, we were surrounded by stunning buildings which turned out to be the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais and just ahead was the Pont Alexandre Bridge.

If you guys are looking to get some great shots with the Eiffel Tower in the background, if you walk directly to the bridge there is a perfect area to take some great photos. I’ll pop mine below!

Paris Eiffel Tower

Champs Elysees, in my opinion, is one of the greatest places to shop in the world. Granted I haven’t been to New York, Hong Kong or Milan but I just loved the vibe here! You are surrounded by an insane amount of shops, from H&M to the biggest Louis Vuitton store in the world! Insane right? Not to mention (again) the biggest Sephora in the world, eeeeek!

I’m not going to lie, Sephora nearly broke my bank account but as a makeup lover/hoarder, it was SO worth it. If you guys have read my blog post ‘The Best Makeup On A Budget‘ or ‘My Drugstore Makeup Must Haves For 2017‘ you will know how much I love makeup!

I picked up some bits from Marc Jacobs, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Givenchy, Kat Von D, the list goes on! Besides, I only had 24 Hours in Paris and I needed to make the most of it!

Arc De Triomphe

Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France

After living my best life and having the ultimate shopping experience, we finished the Champs Elysee’s strip to be presented by the outstanding Arc De Triomphe. It was so much bigger than I expected and the traffic surrounding it was something out of a film!

There is a brilliant and somewhat dangerous spot to take photos in between traffic lanes (you’ll see the spot, there is usually people queuing to get some epic photos for the gram!)

Arc de Triomphe Paris

Louvre Museum

Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

This was one of my favourite parts of the trip, visiting the Louvre after sunset is rather beautiful. A large glowing pyramid surrounded by smaller versions of itself, the Louvre was very impressive! An extra bonus to going at night is you can see the Eiffel Tower all lit up in the distance. You can probably tell, that during my 24 hours in Paris, I never once got bored of seeing that beauty! Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to go inside the Louvre as we had reservations elsewhere. But I would highly recommend going in, even if its just to see the Mona Lisa!

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Louvre MuseumEiffel Tower

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

You all knew it was coming, I saved the best till last. Yes, the Eiffel Tower is breathtaking and yes I have enough photos of it to fill The Beauty Kingdom Instagram for the next year (or two). Before we went to Paris, I did plan one thing and that was tickets to go up the Eiffel Tower on Valentines Day. I couldn’t get tickets for the top but I managed to scoop up two tickets for the second floor.

If you guys ever get a chance to do this, you have to! We went up at 10 o’clock at night, it was pretty chilly but the magical views of Paris at night are spectacular. Also, we had the pleasure of seeing the tower sparkle on the hour whilst standing inside it! I can’t give you any info about the view or experience from the top, but I was so pleased with the view on the second floor, I didn’t feel disappointed at all! There is also a restaurant on the Eiffel Tower which would be an incredible experience too!

After being whisked down to the bottom on the Tower by lift (yes you don’t have to take the stairs to get up or down which is immense!) our time in Paris was coming to a close. We headed out for a real late dinner nearby which was lovely and not long after we let our heads hit the pillow! An extra day in Paris would have been perfection. I would love to go to the Moulin Rouge and Notre Dame but what a great excuse to go back hey?! I think we conquered a lot in our 24 hours in Paris!

Paris, we shall meet again…

I couldn’t recommend Paris enough to you guys. It is an amazing city, full of excitement and beauty. I’m already excited to visit again one day! So there we have it, my 24 hours in Paris.

I hope you guys have taken some travel inspiration from this post or if you have already been to Paris, what was your favourite thing to do or see? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time guys…

Lots of love…

Roxanne x

10 Comments

  • Reply
    Nancy
    February 21, 2018 at 2:24 am

    I love how you made the most out of your stay in Paris! I agree with you about bringing comfortable shoes. This is not the time to be wearing heels! It’s so cool that you got to see all of the awesome places in Paris. Everything looks gorgeous! Hope you’ll have a chance to go back!

    exquisitely.me

    • Reply
      TheBeautyKingdom
      February 22, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Yes, exactly Nancy!
      Heels are a big no on city breaks for me. Thanks so much, I had the best time! I can’t wait to hopefully go back one day.

      Roxanne x

  • Reply
    @southern_girl_x
    February 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Wow! It looked like you had the most amazing g time in France! What an amazing Valentine’s Day you had, it sounded perfect….great start to the day ? the ‘Palace of Versailles’ is truly beautiful & I’d love to see it myself someday, then of course shopping! WOW We don’t have Sephora here in the UK so this is a must for me too, just heaven! The Arc De Triomphe sounds wonderful too albeit a limitless scary taking pics lol. All of your trip looks so beautiful & id love to do it myself too one day! Absolutely loved reading this & your pics are stunning ????

    • Reply
      TheBeautyKingdom
      February 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      It was such an amazing trip hun! The Palace was stunning and it was free to go in if you’re under 26 which was really good. I know, I was so buzzing to finally get myself in a Sephora (we need one in London!!)

      Thanks so much for your kind words hun, I’m so glad you enjoyed this post.
      Roxanne x

  • Reply
    Amita Kundlani
    March 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This is such a great guide! I loved going to the Versailles and walking through Champs Elysees in Paris, they’re both stunning places. Comfortable shoes are definitely important when going travelling, there’s so many things to do and see haha. xx

    amerzwithlove.com

    • Reply
      TheBeautyKingdom
      March 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Awww I’m glad you enjoyed Paris Amita! It really is a stunning place. I could spend all day shopping at Champs Elysees.
      I can’t wait to go back and see all of the things I missed this time.

      Roxanne x

  • Reply
    Rachael
    April 20, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    All of the photos on this post are amazing! I love them all, I agree with you on wearing comfortable shoes. It really helps when doing touristy things.

    Rachael | geminiexplicit.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      TheBeautyKingdom
      April 21, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks so much Rachael, it was difficult to take photos as it was so cold! Getting the camera out with numb fingers wasn’t easy haha. Yes, I’d always recommend comfortable shoes for a city break!

      Roxanne xx

  • Reply
    Laura
    April 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Paris is amazing! You managed to see a lot in 24 hours. I was lucky, I had two trips (one for work, but still) there both for 8 days. If you do get back to Paris I suggest going to Montmartre and also seeing the Sacre Coeur. Montmartre has such an awesome bohemian Parisian style, with lots of little cafes and artists who do your portrait on the spot. It’s also at a considerable altitude and on the way down you get an amazing view of Paris.

    • Reply
      TheBeautyKingdom
      April 26, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      Aww wow, thanks so much for the advice Laura. Someone else has told me I should have gone to Montmartre so I definitely will on my next visit! I can’t wait to go back, it is a beautiful city!

      Roxanne xx

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