6 Reasons I Want to Go Back to Paris (plus win a weekend there!)

Look at lists of places you need to visit before you die and you’ll most likely find Paris sitting on there somewhere.  A capital full of history, culture and beautiful scenery, this city of love has a certain je ne sais quoi whether you are visiting for your first, second or one hundredth time.

Having played tourist in Paris a number of times, I’m still not bored of visiting, and already can’t wait to head back to experience everything I love about the wonderful city all over again. I was lucky enough to visit Paris earlier this year after a competiton win (still can’t believe how lucky I am!), and now that Vente-Privee are running a competiton of their own for a VIP luxury Parisian weekend for two, I’ve promptly entered (don’t worry, I’ll tell you how to enter at the end of the post!) and had a think about why exactly I’m so keen to go back to Paris…

To see the sights all over again

Quite naturally, when visiting Paris, top of your list of things to do should be sightseeing. Everything you see is just so darn beautiful that you simply can’t visit Paris without taking a walk around to photograph the numerous buildings, monuments and structures. I have a soft spot in my heart for the Notre Dame, and the iconic Eiffel Tower takes my breath away every time I see it. Pictures of this fabulous structure cannot do it’s magnificence justice. Team these with a visit to the Sacre-Coeur, the Louvre, the Sainte Chapelle and the Arc de Triomphe, and you’ve covered the must-sees of Paris. (Though I’m sure there are many more I need to discover, too!)

To do lots and lots of shopping

Famous for it’s style and sophistication, Paris boasts an abundance of shops and department stores and, of course, a number of Sephoras too, ladies. There is a slight chance (read: 100% chance) that my last trip to Paris saw me spending around three hours in Sephora with goo-goo eyes. Even without money to spend (though I’m waiting for the day I’m rich enough to shop in a Parisian Michael Kors), a stroll down the Champs-Elysees for a bit of window shopping is an incredible way to pass the time, and it’s a necessity, of course, the take a look around all of the souvenir shops – it would be a crime not to right?

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To enjoy the food and drink

Let me tell you: a croissant will never taste better than it does in Paris. Ask me why and I can’t tell you, but just trust me on this one. In between ogling the beautiful sights and popping in and out of glittering stores, there’s nothing better than stopping for a hot cup of cocoa on the streets or taking a rest in a nearby patisserie to indulge in a particularly creamy slice of cake. With plenty of cute cafes and stylish restaurants, I’ve been spoilt for choice when dining in Paris.

To delight in the hustle and bustle of the city

There’s something so special about being in the hustle and bustle of Paris. People from all over the world are strolling around, doing shopping, taking photos, oozing style, and it feels a little bit like you’re in the middle of a movie. Being a fan of people watching, I’d love to go back to Paris and just spend an afternoon watching the world go by from the comfort of a cosy coat whilst sat on a park bench with a hot chocolate. Sounds like heaven, right?

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To finally go to Disneyland

Even after visiting Paris a number times, I’ve not actually yet taken out the time to visit Disneyland. Terrible, I know! I once experienced Disneyland when I was younger on a school trip, but now I want to go back and truly experience it with the freedom to roam wherever I want and the freedom to become as childish as I want. And yes, I want a photograph with Donald Duck quite depserately.

To put my new camera to good use

Just before my trip to Cyprus this year, I invested in a new camera and I’m so pleased with how the photos turned out, and with Paris being the beautiful place it is, I’m determined to head back and capture some amazing shots. From the sights to coffees to nature to macarons, I want to photograph everything (and end up with an amazing Instagram feed, obviously)!

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Okay, so now I should probably have a look for some cheap weekend deals to Paris ASAP. I’m sure I can drag my boyfriend along. But first, let me share this fabulous competition with you! Yes, you can win a VIP weekend thank to Vente-Privee, complete with a 4 star hotel in Paris, a gourmet dinner for too and £250 spending money. What more could you want? Enter via the link below, and good luck! And don’t forget me if you win… 😉

Win a VIP weekend for two in Paris!

Have you been to Paris before? Would you want to go back to visit again?

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  • Jo Wiggins

    Your pictures are STUNNING. I adore Paris, I’ve been about 5 times now and never get bored of it x

  • I’ve never been to Paris. The hustle and bustle puts me off a little.

  • Yes I went for the first time this year July, managed to do a lot of sightseeing after spending the previous day exploring Disney Paris.
    Definitely going to check out the competition

  • Kathryn

    I haven’t been since I went with school! Such gorgeous photos xx

  • Yes! This! I went for 24 hours (over night) and it definitely wasn’t long enough – I would love to go back and Disney is definitely a must! x

  • ive been to paris twice and i want to go again. so much to do and eat!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Paris is one of my favourite cities. It’s so beautiful and the food is amazing.

  • I definitely need to head back to Paris in the Summer, only been when it’s cold!

  • I love Paris – it’s one of my favourite cities but I’ve not been there in a few years. Hopefully I’ll win the comp so I can go back! x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I am really looking forward to visiting Disneyland Paris in a few weeks time x

  • Christine Dodd

    I went a couple of years ago and we had dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower – it was magical

  • I love going back to Paris as it’s so easy to get to. I’m actually going next weekend specifically to spend a day in Disney for Halloween x

  • Tanya Brannan

    I love Paris but it’s been a few years since I’ve been
    The sights are out of this world x

  • I have never been to paris before so i am definitely entering! Fingers crossed!

  • What a great competition! We’d love to go back to Paris, been several times and each time had a very different experience xx

  • I’ve only been to paris once as a child, it’s not really the same as visiting as an adult! So i’d love to go!

  • Your photos are stunning! I’ve only been to Paris once, desperate to go back, mainly for Sephora hahaha! x

  • La French Connection

    I’m French and lived in Paris for a while. I’m glad you enjoyed our capital, I love it very much myself. Your pictures are amazing by the way!
    Thanks for sharing this article with us 🙂

  • Laura

    I would absolutely LOVE to go to paris. I went when I was a child but can’t really remember it sadly xxx

  • james jordan

    I would absolutely LOVE to go to paris. I went when I was a child

  • I have never been to Paris but it is somewhere I would absolutely love to go to! xx

  • Ali

    I’ve been to Paris twice before, but never with my husband and I’d love to take him and my kids.

  • Paris is such a special part of the world. I love visiting there.

  • Sarah | Susty Meals

    Paris is one of my favourite places too – especially Le Marais area! I have been many times and would go back in the blink of an eye for the wandering, exploring, people and sights. Oh yeah and I could live in the Pompidou!

  • I love Paris, although being quite the lover of quiet idyllic places the hustle and bustle of a huge city does overwhelm me. I do however need to go up the Eiffel Tower which I’ve never done on my numerous trips before. Also I need to go to the Lourve as I’ve never been.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    I love Paris and I would also not mind going again and again. It is such a beautiful city.

  • I’ve never been to Paris but I’d love to, it looks so beautiful! Also those macarons look amaaaazing ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • Ickle Pickle

    I have never been but would really love to go. Your photos are just gorgeous! Kaz x

  • David Henry

    I made my first visit to Paris in September and can’t wait to go back again (and again.) Loved it!