Originally from Mumbai, India, I lived in Paris for five years. Like everyone who comes here for the first time, Paris to me was the city of romance – the smell of fresh bread in the mornings, farmer's markets on weekends, couples kissing along little cobbled streets, bicycles everywhere, plenty of sky, and that soft, yellow glow that makes it seem like you're living inside of a Woody Allen movie.

Some of my favourite things to do were go cycling to Lac Daumesnil, get lost walking across the city, visit galleries (especially for Thursday night openings), and eat tagine on a cold day.

Sure, Paris is rough around the edges, expensive, and rustic in many ways, but there's no denying that it's one of the most beautiful and enriching cities in the world. This is a collection of images from my time spent flâneur-ing around this magical city.

A café terrace on a rainy Parisian evening

Terrace of a café on a rainy Parisian evening, France

Panoramic view of Paris as seen from Centre Georges Pompidue

Panoramic view of Paris from Centre Georges Pompidou © Kaamna Photography

Façade of the Palace of Versailles, near Paris

© Kaamna Photography

Moulin de la Galette, one of the old windmills on the Butte de Montmartre

Windmill, Paris, France © Kaamna Photography

Detail from the roof of the old Forum des Halles before it was knocked down

Detail from the roof of the old Forum des Halles, Paris © Kaamna Photography

Jardin de Versailles, near Paris

Jardin de Versailles, near Paris, France © Kaamna Photography

Artistic detail on the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower arch © Kaamna Photography

Style on the streets of Paris

© Kaamna Photography

A café in the 15th Arrondissement

© Kaamna Photography

From the window of the Laurent Dheilly pâtisserie near Châtelet

© Kaamna Photography

Salted caramel eclairs and chocolate tartes at the Laurent Dheilly pâtisserie

© Kaamna Photography

Paris at dusk

Paris at dusk as seen from the Arc de Triomphe

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica by night

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica by night © Kaamna Photography

A ticket to the races at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes

© Kaamna Photography

Creperie at the Place du Tertre, also known as Artist's Square

Creperie, Paris, France © Kaamna Photography

Chanel store on Avenue Montaigne

Chanel, Paris © Kaamna Photography

Window display at BHV, one of Paris’ oldest department stores

Shop window, Paris, France

Ice-skating rink outside the Hotel de Ville

Ice skating, Paris France © Kaamna Photography

Kaamna is a photographer from Mumbai who manages her work between Paris, where she lived for five years, and her home city. See more of her work here. Explore more of Paris with the Rough Guide to Paris

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