PARIS PICTURE TOUR

PARIS PICTURE TOUR

I love my career. It, seriously, is incredible to travel and capture our amazing planet. In September, I played tour guide and showed my friend, Ruth, around my favorite part of the world. Her dream has always been to wake up in Paris on her 40th birthday, so, after a year of planning, her dream trip came true.

This was one of my favorite Paris trips because my camera and I had time to explore the city and enjoy life living like a Parisian for a week. Four days wasn’t enough time to visit ALL the sites I wanted to, but it does mean I still have new things to photograph next time. Other than staying in the city the whole time, we spent three days doing things elsewhere – Château de Fontainebleau, Château de Versailles, and a day trip to London, England (my home!). We ended our two week trip with three days in Venice, Italy and took the train from Venice through the Alps to Zurich, Switzerland. (My absolute favorite country is Switzerland, so we HAD to go!)

Here are some highlight pictures from Paris.

Walking around Paris at midnight

Walking around Paris at midnight

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Inside Notre Dame

Inside Notre Dame

A warm Autumn day in the City of Light

A warm Autumn day in the City of Light

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

There are two bridges in Paris with the locks. You must be very careful which bridge you put your lock on because Pont des Arts is for your committed love, while Pont de l'Archevêché is for your lover.

There are two bridges in Paris with the locks. You must be very careful which bridge you put your lock on because Pont des Arts is for your committed love, while Pont de l’Archevêché is for your lover.

Sainte Chapelle, a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité on the Ile de la Cité in Paris.

Sainte Chapelle, a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture built by Saint Louis in the heart of the Palais de la Cité on the Ile de la Cité in Paris.

Downstairs in Sainte Chapelle

Downstairs in Sainte Chapelle

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera.

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera.

The Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier gift shop

The Palais Garnier gift shop

Taking the open bus tour provides wonderful views of amazing architecture

Taking the open bus tour provides wonderful views of amazing architecture

If France had an official religion it would be laicite or secularism, a principle that's enshrined in this country's constitution and reflects its history of religious wars between Catholics and Protestants, as well as the French Revolution, that basically booted the Catholic Church from power.

If France had an official religion it would be laicite or secularism, a principle that’s enshrined in this country’s constitution and reflects its history of religious wars between Catholics and Protestants, as well as the French Revolution, that basically booted the Catholic Church from power.

A visit to Paris isn't complete without going to the Princess Diana memorial

A visit to Paris isn’t complete without going to the Princess Diana memorial

Under this bridge is where Princess Diana's car crashed

Under this bridge is where Princess Diana’s car crashed

Panoramic view from the Montparnasse Tower

Panoramic view from the Montparnasse Tower

Basilique du Sacré Cœur

Basilique du Sacré Cœur

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris's 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city.

Montmartre is a large hill in Paris’s 18th arrondissement. It is 130 metres high and gives its name to the surrounding district, part of the Right Bank in the northern section of the city.

The street where our flat was located in the Latin Quarter (across the street from Notre Dame)

The street where our flat was located in the Latin Quarter (across the street from Notre Dame)

Watching the sunset at the end of a perfect day

Watching the sunset at the end of a perfect day

Montmartre fruit shop

Montmartre fruit shop

The view from a the river cruise pier

The view from a the river cruise pier


I'm an English girl in California. I'm a professional wedding, portrait, event & travel photographer, video & television producer & world traveller.

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