Before I bring you a mega-piece with my experience and photos of streetstyle from Paris Fashion Week AW2017 (already looking forward to the Prague one), I prepared some quick tips and my first impressions from Paris. I went there with my boyfriend for a semi-working, semi-vacation trip and here is what I found out.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT PARIS:
- picturesque streets of Montmartre
- walking along the Seine river
- grandiose streets, squares and architecture in the centre, reminding me a bit of either Prague or Budapest
- restaurants with outdoor seating and great brunch menus you can enjoy throughout the whole day
- people enjoying themselves and chit-chatting with their friends in those restaurants, even in early-spring rainy weather
- free tap water with your order
- meeting Lucie in one of the must-visit places in Paris--Cafe de Flore
- great pastry
- night visit of sparkling Eiffel tower
- Sacre Coeur and the nice views of Paris
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
- Three days of neverending rain and running around in wet sneakers
- The streets outside the centre were a bit dirty
- Families of homeless people camping on Champs-Élysées
- Parisians, who are not as chic as I originally thought
- Parisians, who don't speak English, just as I heard
- Car culture with a lot of noise and exhaust gasses in the city
WHERE TO GO FOR BRUNCH:
- Holybelly - allegedly the best brunch in Paris. And it was really good. But the place is really crowded and you can easily spend half an hour in a queue outside.
- Blackburn coffee - even a tad better than Holybelly in my view. And they have free wifi. You have to go for Oeuf cocotte if you visit!
- Café de Flore - the ultimate venue for every instagrammer. Unfortunately, we didn't get the round table outside. Nevertheless, both omelette and coffee were delicious, so we survived being in a slightly less photogenic part of the restaurant
- Benedict - maybe you've guessed it by the name, yes, Benedict eggs, prepared in different ways for the whole day (but it's also a proper restaurant with daily lunch menu)
- Any bakery along the way, we went to Huré - supersoft croissants and maybe the best non-sweet pastry ever
I think there are other European cities which I enjoyed more than Paris. Barcelona, for example. Maybe we were just unlucky with the rainy weather we had in Paris and Barcelona is a paradise for all foodies. It's true, though, that Paris has much more to offer. I'm already looking forward to our next visit, as we've only managed to visit a couple of places. I'm sure Paris will get another chance to prove it's a great city to us. What about you? How do you like Paris? Which European cities do you like most?
coat,trousers, earrings: & Other Stories // sweater: H&M // boots: Zara // bag: BACK // hat: Acne