Why You Need to Visit Paris in Autumn

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After scrolling through wanderlust photos of Paris in autumn for longer than I could remember, last year Scott and I finally decided to take the plunge and book a trip to the City of Lights for the last week in October. You can read about our travels here (it’s safe to say that we absolutely loved it – and two months had barely gone by before we’d booked a similar trip to return the following year!)

This time, Clare and Kim, two friends we’ve grown up with for the past 13 years, decided to come with us – and we had an even better time than the year before. We returned to the same hotel we stayed at last year, the Hipark Serris Val d’Europe – this time renting a family suite instead of two separate rooms (which was amazing, and such good value for money!) – I love the location of this hotel, as Val d’Europe is the cutest boulevard of patisseries and picture-perfect clean streets.

The neighbourhood is a 10-minute walk from Disneyland, which we visited numerous times including a return to the park for their Halloween night celebrations (you can read why you HAVE to visit Disneyland for autumn/Halloween here).

Disneyland Paris is my favourite Disney park that I’ve visited so far, with the cooler weather and the fewer crowds but the consistent Disney standard – it’s somewhere that I always look forward to returning to!

Exploring Paris in Autumn, travel motivation, travel inspiration, travel ideas, paris, paris ideas, paris travel, city guide, city plan, travel diary

But my favourite part of any trip to Paris, hands down has to be exploring the city. I love the ease of hopping on and off metros, going from station to station and exploring the streets among the hustle and bustle of regular Parisian life. We ate at cute cafes, we gawped at magnificent displays throughout numerous museums and ran with excitement at the thought of the next big landmark waiting around the corner.

Exploring Paris in Autumn, travel motivation, travel inspiration, travel ideas, paris, paris ideas, paris travel, city guide, city plan, travel diaryExploring Paris in Autumn, travel motivation, travel inspiration, travel ideas, paris, paris ideas, paris travel, city guide, city plan, travel diaryExploring Paris in Autumn, travel motivation, travel inspiration, travel ideas, paris, paris ideas, paris travel, city guide, city plan, travel diary

We were also blessed with the weather, that gave us bright blue skies but colder temperatures. It was a holiday of bundling up, buying hot chocolates in bulk and watching Paris light up in the darker evenings (which was strange coming off the back of our trip to America, where it was blisteringly hot and bright as a summer’s day constantly!)

Exploring Paris in Autumn, travel motivation, travel inspiration, travel ideas, paris, paris ideas, paris travel, city guide, city plan, travel diary

The leaves on the trees were changing, and the city was alive with hues of reds and oranges. It was the perfect autumn trip and I think it’s safe to say that we’re already peering at flights for next year so we can return at the same time for a trip to the city.

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  • Joanne

    Ahh these photos are gorgeous, this makes me want to fly to Paris right now. Sounds like such a perfect weather! What a lovely trip.
    Have a nice week!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

  • Violette

    I live in Paris and I agree that Fall is on of the best season to visit this city! Lovely photos!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Thank-you so much Violette! I’m glad you think so, I think it’s such a beautiful city, I’m so jealous that you live there! Have a wonderful day!

  • looks beautiful! I’ve lived in France for most of my life and still not managed to go to Paris, definitely on my list of future trips

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • Thank-you for the lovely comment! I absolutely love Paris, but I’d love to explore the rest of France too! Where would you recommend seeing!?

      • I would definitely recommend ‘Les calanques de cassis’ in the summer has some of the most beautiful non touristy beaches! Also Carcasonne and Bordeaux are lovely. Would definitely recommend going in the summer though!

  • Kim

    You found the most gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower! Truly amazing! And I noticed that you had a friend named Kim in your Instagram stories hehehe what a great name 😉 Your friends look lovely!

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com

    • Thank-you so much Kim! Haha, yes! That’s so sweet, they’ll be chuffed to hear that! I hope you have a lovely end to your week, Kim! x

  • Megan ATA

    Oh my goodness. I’m so desperate to visit Paris and this has only increased that desire!!

  • Courtney K

    Love the photos! I visited Paris November of 2015 and it was so beautiful and magical! And Disneyland Paris was so perfect- it even snowed! This makes me want to go back asap!
    xx
    Courtney || https://courtneylivin.com/

    • Wow, it’s my dream to visit Disneyland when it snows – I bet it was magical indeed! Thanks for the lovely comment Courtney! I hope you have a great weekend!

  • Ahh you made me miss Paris, it is such a lovely city during cooler months!
    Loved this post! Let me know if you’re ever around in Croatia 🙂
    http://adrianakupresak.com

    • Thank-you for being so kind Adriana! Croatia is definitely on the bucket list, it looks gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!