rive droite to rive gauche

Even before I moved to Paris I was always drawn to the rive droite, the right bank. That to me, is home. Everyone has a side, don’t they? When Habitat Parisien proposed that I experience life on the left bank (and in one of their gorgeous apartments with a stunning view) I didn’t think twice. Maybe this would turn me into a rive gauche girl?

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My apartment was situated in Saint Germain, close to Pont Neuf. I climbed up to the terrace just as the sun was setting… What a view! Sacre Coeur in the distance, beneath a sky unlike any other.

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I quickly made myself at home on rue Dauphine and contemplated never leaving this perfect perch.

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Is there anything more magical than the Paris sky at twilight?

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The next few days I spent evenings on my terrace, watching the sky change it’s hues, rosé in hand.

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So how was life on the left bank? It certainly gave me a new appreciation of Paris as I explored a lesser known neighborhood and often felt much like a tourist. My affinity for the rive gauche grew, but deep down I’m still a rive droite girl.

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  1. Tricia July 31, 2014

    Love this post. What a beautiful apartment! The rosé on the table looks so inviting! x

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    • Kasia July 31, 2014

      It truly was a gorgeous apartment! Nothing like having a terrace with a view!!

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  2. Beautiful sunset photos! I am definitely a rive gauche girl myself…

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  3. Sara @ SimplySaraTravel August 1, 2014

    I’m a rive droite girl all the way! (In fact, when I’ve entertained visitors from the US I’ve realized we barely touch the other bank because there are so many places I love on the right bank!) But that terrace with an apero at sunset probably could make me reconsider – looks amazing!

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