The next day was our last day in Paris together and I was keen to make the most of it. My boyfriend had to work during the day but we made plans to meet up in the evening. In the meantime, I had a whole day in Paris to myself so I decided to go to the Musée Galliera.
The Musée Galliera is Paris’ main Fashion museum. Unfortunately, the 18th-century costumes, haute couture, photography and accessories I had read about were not available for viewing. They did, however, have a special exhibition honouring Azzedine Alaïa, a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer. It was really inspiring to see his amazing pieces, and I also appreciated being able to just take it in visually, as I wasn’t allowed to take photos.
The garden in front of the Museum was so pretty.
After a morning spent at the museum, I went on a little walk around Paris and stumbled upon this bridge. This is not the official love lock bridge in Paris, but as it turns out there are multiple bridges with love locks on them.
By this point in the day I was absolutely ravenous, so I started looking for food. I must admit, I was a little intimidated to eat alone, but experiences like this are why I came to Paris. I knew I would have a lot of time to myself in this beautiful city and I’m so glad I chose to get out of my comfort zone, learn a little french and order a beautiful salad in a cafe in Paris.
I had arranged to meet my boyfriend at a certain place and time in the evening and it occurred to me that if for some reason one or both of us had gotten lost, we would have virtually no way of contacting each other. Neither of us had internet or international roaming on our phones. Anyway, we found each other in the end but it was a funny little thought I had at the time.
Paris at any time of day is beautiful but I loved how the streets and buildings looked at dusk.
After soaking up the beauty of the city on our last day in Paris it was time for a late dinner.
I wanted to go out with a bang, so I treated myself to this crazy beverage.
After dinner we located the official love lock bridge, which is right near the Notre-Dame.
After strolling the streets some more, a nutella crepe seemed like the right way to end our last night in Paris.
Our last day in Paris was lovely, and I will treasure the memories of our trip forever. The next morning, I headed home. I had mixed feelings about leaving, on the one hand, I was looking forward to going home, but on the other, a part of me desperately wanted to stay. I am, however, lucky enough to say that I have definitely not seen the last of Paris…