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
Panoramic view of Paris as seen from Centre Georges Pompidue
Façade of the Palace of Versailles, near Paris
Moulin de la Galette, one of the old windmills on the Butte de Montmartre
Detail from the roof of the old Forum des Halles before it was knocked down
Jardin de Versailles, near Paris
Artistic detail on the Eiffel Tower
Style on the streets of Paris
A café in the 15th Arrondissement
From the window of the Laurent Dheilly pâtisserie near Châtelet
Salted caramel eclairs and chocolate tartes at the Laurent Dheilly pâtisserie
Paris at dusk
The Sacré-Cœur Basilica by night
A ticket to the races at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes
Creperie at the Place du Tertre, also known as Artist’s Square
Chanel store on Avenue Montaigne
Window display at BHV, one of Paris’ oldest department stores
Ice-skating rink outside the Hotel de Ville
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.