Paris, a Friday walk towards the view

May 31, 2013

Started Friday morning with coffee at The Broken Arm which was so so good. Loved everything about that place – it opens already at 9 in the morning, the interior and light are amazing, the coffee is great and the fact that there is so much green indoors, mmm.

Friday was the day Johan and I walked the longest, over 25 kilometers. We didn’t use any other kind of transportation except train from/to the airport.

The streets were still pretty empty, that’s what I really love about getting up early in big cities.

Hi, hi!

It was time to check out the view over Paris from Sacré-Cœur.

Passed by a yarn shop.

Walked long stairs.

Met a cute cat that I wanted to kidnap.

And BANG! the view.

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  • Reply Morgane G. May 31, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Oh! You were close to where i work (The Broken Arm) I hope you checked "Le Marché des Enfants Rouges" close by, as well as la boulangerie "Poîlane" (and got yourself a decent miche of french braid). Can't wait to see more of your aventure. – Morgane

  • Reply naa May 31, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Wonderful photos Sandra!
    I haven't been to Paris yet but it's on my wish list of places to visit since I was a teenager. I hope to go there someday soon. 🙂

  • Reply Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels May 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I know exactly what you mean – I also love getting up early in big cities! The city has such a different feel when the streets aren't crowded and most shops are still closed.

    Lovely photos!

  • Reply Karina May 31, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Love Paris 🙂 Love your blog 🙂

  • Reply Andrea May 31, 2013 at 10:10 am



  • Reply Vix May 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    wow. really felt the BANG when seeing the last pic. breath taking view!

    Looking at your pics it's a great way to start my day. Puts a smile on my face!
    Thanks for sharing!


  • Reply Lynn May 31, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Great photos! You really caught the Paris atmosphere!

  • Reply Yonder May 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Is your last photo taken from Montemarte? I went to Paris in o7 and loved everything about it. I can't wait to see the rest of your photos!

  • Reply pRiyA May 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Such beautiful pictures of Paris. Am totally enjoying them 🙂

  • Reply Person hinter den Worten May 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Where did you walk around there exactly? I'm going to Paris in a month. Would love to take this walk as well, so pretty. 🙂

    • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn May 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      i can't remember all the streets, i always walk around randomly and choose direction depending on what looks most interesting 🙂 have fun in paris!

  • Reply essayessaye May 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I live in Paris but I didn't know The Broken Arm 🙁 I'll certainly go there just for a coffee with this amazing light. 9 in the morning did you say ? Wonderful photos

  • Reply Jane George June 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    so exciting to see i am going to paris for the first time ever with my husband in a few months xxx

  • Reply Mopsa June 2, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Amazing view! And Paris is particularly beautiful seen from your camera 🙂

  • Reply Päivi June 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

    The Broken Arm looks so lovely!

  • Reply Verte Adélie June 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I don't know why, but I was almost expecting it when I started watching your series of pictures from Paris, and there it is, at the end of this post: the yarn shop that was right across the street from where I lived, and on the next picture a glimpse of the windows of our ex-appartment, from where I took so many pictures throughout the years! Also, I admit I sighed a little when seeing the croissants and bread: really good bread is what I miss the most since I moved to the USA. 🙂

  • Reply nata June 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    héhéh, i knit wool from this shop : chatmaille !
    You're in paris… My children are in Berlin. Imiss them and I come here in order to think of them… It's funny…

  • Reply E R I N June 3, 2013 at 1:59 am

    ohhhh that final view is just perfect! exactly how i've always imagined it…. just wish it wasn't so far away.


  • Reply The Desert Echo June 3, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I love the composition of your photos. Such interesting use of foreground, love the street sign and the one with the trees framing the buildings!

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  • Reply outi June 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    two years ago we spent christmas in Paris. it was so silent, so calm, streets so empty, it was great. I also like this thing; empty streets early in the morning i a big city.
    Ah, pity Helsinki is so far from Paris. Otherwise i would visit there more often;)

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