Oui Oui, Paris

The fact that we went to the Brisbane French Festival over the weekend has me feeling all nostalgic so I dug into the photo archives and pulled out some of the random photos that I have sitting on my hard drive. This is why I love taking photos…. over a glass of champagne and an afternoon at home, all the memories come flooding back and it’s like I’m right back in my little studio flat on left bank of Paris.

The French Festival has to be one of my favourites because the atmosphere of the people is so infectious. It’s the buzz of the french accents and the excitement over the cheese stalls that is hard to ignore. Not to mention the boulangerie stand that had a line that snaked through the entire festival (the wait is always worth it). I got myself a traditional croissant and I knew it was legit as the butter started to soak through the paper bag and I ended up dropping it on the floor when the bag gave way at the seal. See this is what you want with a proper croissant… one that is so buttery and so incredibly bad for you that the butter literally melts the bag right in front of you. Delicious!!

I don’t know any other festival where I can eat so much bread, cheese and champagne and feel so at home.

My favourite memories of Paris:

  • Doing my daily route along the seine, down Rue Bonaparte, through the Luxembourg Gardens and back home
  • A fresh baguette from Le Boulanger de Monge
  • Seeing Notre Dame on my walks back home each day
  • The white washed streets of the Le Marais
  • Treats from Laduree (only sometimes, because you know, baguettes were already a daily staple)
  • Intricate doors and wondering the stories that they held behind them

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

 

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20 Comments

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      It’s a tough little city at times but I do love it. Can’t wait to go back x

  1. The Sunday Mode
    July 12, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Ah these photos are even taking me back, it’s been a few years since I’ve been to Paris but nothing beats one of those proper Parisian croissants and fresh baguettes!

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      What I wouldn’t do for a fresh warm baguette. I ate one every single day I lived there. I also put on a million kilos. But seriously…… warm baguettes.

      • The Sunday Mode
        July 12, 2016 / 9:04 pm

        I’m with you there. The extra kilos are worth it for the baked goods.

  2. July 12, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    These photos are so gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to travel to Paris, and these make me want to make that happen even sooner! Thanks so much for sharing a glimpse into your life!

    Jess
    http://www.JessExplainsItAll.com

    • July 12, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much Jess! Oh you haven’t been, you must go! There is honestly so much more to see than just the regular tourist stops (even though they are all still very beautiful).

  3. July 12, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    These pictures are all too pretty. Living in Paris would be magical (apart from all the language-related incidents I’d be sure to have cause I don’t speak French haha).

    • July 15, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Trust me I have my fair share of language barriers to overcome…I had to take a short trip to London just so I could regroup, speak english, get some medication at Boots where I knew I would end up with the right thing and then headed back to try again.

    • July 15, 2016 / 10:00 am

      Oh please do because if you can give me a recipe for that I would die of excitement. There would be massive problems in my house if I could successfully make my own baguettes (all other food groups would then be irrelevant!)

    • July 15, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Polar opposite to your Santorini scenery recently but gorgeous all the same hey 🙂

    • July 22, 2016 / 8:44 am

      You absolutely must! Eat as many pastries as you can and then spend the rest of your day walking it off. That’s how I justified things to myself anyway.

    • December 1, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      You should be! You’re about to have an amazing adventure. It was tough though, don’t let the pretty sites fool you. It can be a hard city when you actually live there 🙂

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