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Whistle Stop Tour of Paris: A Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

Our 36 hours in Paris was one of my favourite travel escapades of 2011. Although a short period of time, we managed to see all of the touristy locations and took plenty of photos and you can too!

We decided to take a very short, one night break to Paris, taking advantage of the shortish journey time on the Eurostar. This was to be a photo taking specific holiday with myself, my sister and fellow lomographer @nicnocnoo and our friend who despite enough persuasion still favours his digital camera. We decided we were going to try and see as many touristy places as we could in the just over 24hrs we had in Paris, focussing more on the photography on this trip.

I would recommend if you have the time and you can, walk as much as you can, you might not get to each place as quickly, but just taking in all of the building you see as you wander past are amazing and you stumble on places you wouldn’t have known about.

First stop was the Sacre Coeur, one of Paris’ most famous buildings, mainly because it is big, white and on top of Montmartre, the highest place in the city. I would highly recommend visiting even if you don’t go in (we didn’t this time due to limited time, but I have previously) It is a lovely spot to sit on any one of the steps up to it and you get a lovely view of Paris below.

We then wandered around the city, visiting in Moulin Rouge, the Arc de Triomphe, and our first of two trips to the Eiffel Tower, taking in the scenery along the way. There are so many side streets to visit in Paris and if you are lucky you might find a little market down one.

Day two started with trip down to the Notre Dame, and then back along the river to the Louvre. It is lovely round here, the buildings are so imposing and there are lots of lovely places to eat and markets to have a browse around.

From here we walked all the way back to the Arc de Triomphe and after over an hour of walking to the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately when we were back at the Eiffel Tower ready to take our final photos the rain started and it didn’t stop. The only thing I could be grateful for is the fact the rain enabled me to get these shots with the Tower reflecting on the water on the floor!

This was a great lomo adventure in 2011 and I would highly recommend a trip if you can find the time, and especially if you are based near London you can make it a quick trip over. As much as you can try to just wander around the streets, you will definitely see and find more that way!

written by rosebud82


  1. welland


    Great shots, how many cameras did you take?!

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  2. easilydistracted


    PAris was my most memorable trip in 2011 too! I miss it there. great article!

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  3. jeffr


    Paris was my most memorable trip in 2010 - but anyway.. GREATT article and i absolutely love the photos you took. also, I definitely agree about walking as much as possible.

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