Photo Essays: Paris Wandering


Happy New Year! Continuing with some Paris photos today, and I also wanted to share a few details of the food tour we took in Montmartre, in case any of you are planning trips yourself.
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So, as mentioned above, we took a food tour through Montmartre on our first full day in Paris, which was really fun and also a great way to explore the neighborhood. Our guide was super knowledgable and funny. He gave us a quick overview of the history of the city, which was great, and then the tour focused a lot on how food intersects with French culture, along with how to tell the genuine, authentic places from the crappy tourist traps (various seals and accolades and keywords to look for, among other things). The tour was heavily focused on cheeses and meats, which is really not my thing, but we did visit an amazing chocolatier and amazing macaron shop, which made me totally happy. There was also lots of great wine so overall, really fun but especially great if you’re into cheese and meats.

Here we are with our tour guide and a random Parisian who kind of hilariously photobombed us :).

The view from the Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre. paris-montmartre-5054

This cracked me up when we came across it because I knew it from Instagram – have you guys seen this? Where if you take a picture of this and edit the line of the grass to be straight, it looks like the building is leaning over? My friends were like “what are you talking about,” but I figured some of you might know!paris-montmartre-5059paris-montmartre-5105palais-royal-5176

After our food tour we wandered around Montmartre a little bit, and on my way back to our hotel I went to the Palais-Royal – more from there on Wednesday. paris-montmartre-5084paris-5336paris-louvre-5343paris-louvre-5376 paris-montmartre-5077

And finally, evening along the Seine.

photography by Jacqueline Clair

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  1. stunning photos as usual! i was in paris earlier in 2016, and your photos have me dying to go back!

    Published 1.2.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you Diana! xo

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  2. eva seegers wrote:

    Breathtaking photos< Jackie!

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    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you!

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  3. These are just incredible, Jackie!
    What a trip…memories and images that will last a lifetime!

    Published 1.3.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thanks Melissa! It is great to have the photos to help remember the trip by…and photography makes me want to travel more, so it’s a pretty perfect hobby!

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  4. I’d love to go to France someday—your pictures are beautiful!

    Published 1.5.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you so much, Megan! xoxo

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  5. Gretchen wrote:

    These pictures really make me miss Paris.

    Published 1.21.17 · Reply