City Breaks

Sunset at Sacré Cœur

I feel truly blessed to have seen some magnificent sunsets in my life, and whilst there is something extraordinary about a sunset on some exotic island nothing quite beats watching the sun go down over the city which you call home. The familiar skyline highlights all of the monuments which you know so well flooding your mind with thousands of memories. A view over Paris is always like a visual map of memories for me, I cannot look anywhere without remembering a precise moment in time which had me in fits of laughter or floods of tears. On this particular afternoon we all stood together with a view of Paris in front of us and the basilica behind us, reminiscing over fun times. All the while I couldn’t help but reflect on the beautiful moment which we were living in, which would one day become a beautiful memory to be remembered forever and to be pointed out onto the map which makes up my life in Paris. The sunset kept getting better and better; what started off as an ethereal pink glow warming up the grey buildings soon turned to a ferocious orange which made it look as though the buildings were on fire. It was a cold evening, so we rubbed our hands together to keep warm because none of us could bare to leave before the sun had set deep into the sky.

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I’m delighted to announce that all the entries have been entered accordingly and the two winners chosen at random are Tricia and Emilie. Thank you to every single one of you who entered and left sweet comments, I honestly wish I could send a little surprise in the post to all of you for being so lovely. But for now congratulations to Tricia and Emilie you’ll receive your gifts in the post very shorty.

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Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House says:

March 5, 2014 at 4:35 pm

That is so stunning, I remember seeing a sunset from around here and it was wonderful…love Paris so much xx

Faye says:

March 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

It really was breathtaking! Yes me too!

Elle says:

March 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm

So gorgeous!! I am such a sucker for a good sunset :) Sadly it was very snowy and overcast on my short little trip to Paris so I never got to see the way the city glows like this, but this post will perfectly suffice until I make it back one day!

xo Elle

Faye says:

March 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Oh no I suppose that just means you’ll have to come back sooner than intended! Hopefully on your next trip it’ll be clearer and if so make sure to head up to Montmartre to see the views. Thank you for your kind words

Yvonnelaura says:

March 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Amazing photos. Wish I had that view!

Faye says:

March 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Thank you! It’s not actually my view although I wouldn’t mind having it either

Hana says:

March 5, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I wanna stand in that window!!! So dreamy! :)

Faye says:

March 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

I know it was such a beautiful view over Paris – the first and last photo were actually taken at an apartment that Haliegh was staying in for a couple of days

Jessica M says:

March 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

So magical! This brings me back to that wonderful time I lived at the bottom of Montmartre and was able to walk up to the top of the hill to watch this sunset as the fall days shortened into winter ones. I so wish I was still around the corner and could have joined you on this beautiful evening!

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I wish you were too!

Ashley | ATG says:

March 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

These pictures are breathtaking. I imagine it can only be more beautiful in person!

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I was thinking to myself that my photos didn’t do it justice – I always find that sunsets are one thing much better seen in person

Tricia says:

March 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Gorgeous photos, Faye! Thank you so much; finding out I’d won the giveaway absolutely made my day. See you soon! T xx

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:04 pm

I am so glad Tricia! I’m just so happy that I could brighten up somebody’s day! Hope you love the gifts

Meg says:

March 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Stunning photos! That view…….

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Meg! I am a sucker for views

Tiffany says:

March 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Gorgeous photos!! That view is amazing!

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The view really was beautiful!

Dominica says:

March 7, 2014 at 8:57 am

that first picture is truly amazing. Can’t wait to visit Paris again !

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Thank you so much! Make sure to catch the sunset from here when you’re back in Paris

Zsuzsi says:

March 7, 2014 at 9:06 pm

breathtaking pictures as usual! xx

Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Thank you so much!

Asli says:

March 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

I can never get enough of pink sunsets of Paris, these are such beautiful photos, Faye!
When I was in highschool I always thought I when I go back to Paris I’ll definetely live in a nice colorful studio in Montmartre and listened to La Boheme while daydreaming. Hahah I had such a big ambition!! But seeing this beauty that you displayed here, I wasn’t that silly afterall.

Thanks for the amazing post


Faye says:

March 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Thank you so much for your sweet words Asli! The one thing I’ve learnt so far is that you’ve got to do what makes you happy and follow your dreams so one day I don’t doubt you’ll end up in that dream apartment of yours in Monmartre

Asli says:

March 10, 2014 at 7:25 am

Awww thanks for your good wishes!! Thanks a lot! The problem with Paris, it remains so beautiful and nice in your memories you easily forget the negative sides. Idea of living in Montmartre dreads me now with its crowded narrow streets. I can’t imagine myself running errands there.

I also like my latest neighborhood a lot. Even though it’s one of the most touristy districts I don’t feel the touristiness at all. I love line 6, it connects to everywhere and gives an easy access to Orly airport. I guess if I had to choose again I would still pick 15eme.

Migle says:

March 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous. I adore sunsets doesn’t matter where I am but sunsets in Paris are truly something magical. x