Paris – February 2013

It’s been a while since my last post so I know I have a lot of catching up to do! Over a month ago I went to Paris on a Uni trip for inspiration and also to visit the trade fair Premiére Vision. We travelled by coach which seemed to take FOREVER (10 hours to be exact) leaving rainy England in daylight and arriving in snowy France in the dark! As I’ve been to Paris before I knew what to expect but was obviously still very, very excited!
After a good nights sleep we were up early to set off to the Pierre Cardin museum. On arrival I didn’t really know what to expect. The outside looked a little bit like a warehouse in cobalt blue tiles and a big gate. Once you’re through the gates it’s much more like what you’d expect. The museum its self was run by the craziest, loveliest French lady, the sort of person who you know loves what they’re talking about and really has a passion. Even though she only spoke in French (and my French skills are very poor) she still managed to make it so interesting and she really captivated everyone listening.
If you’re ever planning a visit to Paris and looking for something to do then I’d really suggest going. I’m pretty sure you have to book in before hand though, so forward thinking is advised!!!

After that we headed to central Paris to go to the fabric shops around the Sacre Coeur. The whole trip was based around the 3rd year students buying their fabrics to make their collections. As 2nd years we were advised to come along to see how it works so that we’re prepared for when we come to buy our fabrics! We decided we didn’t really want to get in the way and as the weather was so nice we went on a walk and visited all of the vintage shops we could find in the area. We then walked to the top of the hill to the Sacre Coeur and had a look around. This was probably my favourite day of the trip, it was so warm and sunny Paris looked amazing!

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We spent the next few days exploring Paris and seeing all of the sights, visiting every coffee shop, and taking a lot of photos! Whenever I travel places I’m always the most obvious tourist, there taking as many photos as possible because I never want to forget how much of a good time I’ve had or forget the new things I’ve seen.

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These are some of my favourite photos from the trip.

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This was the last of my little adventures I had planned for a while, so as much as it’s nice to be back in England for a while I do really want to plan another get away either somewhere warm or somewhere really interesting!

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