Paris Is Always A Good Idea

At university, I study Politics and French, and therefore next year in my third year, I'll be spending at least 6 months abroad in a French-speaking place. Paris is high on my list of places that I could go, as I think having the opportunity to live and work there at the age of 21 is pretty special. I hadn't been to Paris since Autumn 2013 so I thought that I wanted to go back and make sure that it really was somewhere that I could see myself living and working in the not too distant future.

I had planned to spend 4 days here as I knew there was lots to see and do; I wanted to see all of the main sights and museums including the Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre and Musee D'Orsay. If I had the time, I also wanted to spend a day in Versailles. I also wanted to visit the cafe where my dad proposed to my mum, La Mere Catherine.

While I was out there I messaged a friend from school who was working on her year abroad, and we agreed to meet up by the Seine next to Pont Alexandre III for drinks one evening. This was one of my favourite evenings, so simple but I felt like I really saw the real Paris. Instead of tourists, where we went was only locals and people that worked in Paris. I think it was only a summer pop-up bar, but it's definitely something I'd recommend finding if you get the chance!