How I Would Spend 24 Hours in Paris

"Paris is always a good idea"

Oh Paris where do I start... I have visited the beautiful city three times but there is always more to see and with the eurostar being so simple I always want to go back hence why I am entering this amazing competition from Accor Hotels. I have many different memories of Paris, my first being in my teens visiting Disneyland Paris for new years eve. Seeing sleeping beautys castle lit up with fireworks is something you really should have on your bucket list. The second time I visited Paris was a girly trip in 2013 for my friends 21st as you can see from the photo below it was very hot but equally as great! 

Last but not least I went to Paris with the boyfriend in 2015 for our first trip away and this was again new years eve but this time we celebrated the new year in by the Arc De Triomphe. The crowds were crazy but was well worth it for a magical experience.

24 Hours in Paris

Having already seen all the beautiful tourist attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe I would want to spend my 24 hours finding them hidden treasures that not everyone gets to see.

Wonder along the most colourful street in Paris

Being that I love taking photos particularly for Instagram I would put on my best parisian outfit and wonder down the Rue Crémieux. Located in the 12th arrondissement there are pastel houses in shades of green, pink, blue, purple and yellow.

Visit Gluten Free bakery - Chambelland 

I am not coeliac myself but my boyfriend is and here in the UK it can be hard to find a decent bakery but I have heard great things about Chambelland owned by baker Thomas Teffri-Chambelland. With bread and pastries on offer I am sure my boyfriend would be in his element.

Shopping at Marché aux Puces

A bit of retail therapy never hurt anybody except my bank balance that is, being a shopaholic I have a love for vintage clothing and I have read that this is the biggest flea market in Paris where you can haggle for a bargain!

Go back to our favourite restaurant for dinner - Bistro Victoires

 We were doing some research before our new years trip to Paris when we stumbled upon an article on the Guardian online called "Top 10 budget restaurants and bistrots in Paris" featuring Bistro Victoires. Situated not far from the Louvre we ended up going to this restaurant twice it was so good and so reasonable priced for food and wine. We also knew we were onto a winner when people were queing to get in!

Dance in the open air

I actually witnessed this when I was there in the summer. At early evening the banks of Port Saint-Bernard invites the public to dance in the open air and it looks so romantic. I wouldn't say I am the best dancer in the world but I would give it a try after a few drinks! Perfect way to end the evening.

How would you spend 24 hours in Paris? Or any other city?

*This blog post is a competition entry for Accor Hotels you can enter here too!

Liz x


  1. You're right, Paris is always a good idea! I really enjoyed the photos. Good luck with the contest!

  2. I have never seen that street and it looks so beautiful! I love that you already got to see some of Paris so now you can focus on the less talked about areas. These are such great places to check out!!!

    Danielle | <3

  3. I have been to Paris also and love it, and your advice is on point. I would love to go back and visit in Spring 2017. This post is great. Bookmarking.

  4. I've only been to Paris once but I'm desperate to go back! Planning a little spring trip once the weather has warmed up a bit and super excited! xo

  5. I love Paris. I spent 24 hours there as a young flight attendant. Bois de Boulogne stands out from that trip. I still remember the strawberries and cream. It was many years until I returned for a longer stay. I took the hop on hop off bus tour to get the lay of the land. I spent 2 afternoons at the Louvre. I also went to Monet's house at Giverny. I know nothing about art and figured it was time to learn. I loved Versailles.

    Thanks for helping me remember.

  6. Thank you for this post. My girlfriend and I are spending about 2 1/2 weeks in Paris and some parts of France next year and 1 1/2 week in the UK next summer. I will definitely save this and bookmark it for future reference. Looking forward to exploring Rue Cremieux.

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

  7. I'll shock you (not) and tell you when I went to Paris I was hunting for craft beer and found it there in abundance :D This time I'd go about it a little different though and try your suggestions :)
    Katja xxx

  8. That street looks so beautiful, I've never been to Paris but I'm sure 24 hours will be enough to have fun if you are not going to the famous tourist attractions.

    That's Memories

  9. I've always wanted to go to Paris but 24hrs doesn't feel like nearly enough time to see and do everything I've always wanted to, if I had to pick I'd probably go up the Eiffel Tower and take a soppy couples picture with the other half =^.^=

  10. Paris is somewhere I've never really thought about going, and I'm not really sure why! But your photos along with this post have really made me think about going

  11. Paris never disappoints. Happy holidays from across the pond!