Buren Columns at Palais-Royal

One of my favourite places I got to see while I was in Paris recently was Palais-Royal.  I was only there for a few days, so I had a handful of places that I wanted to visit during my stay. I knew I definitely wanted to get photos on the striped Buren Columns while I was there.

Palais-Royal is a beautiful palace and right in Paris. In the courtyard of the Palais-Royal are the Buren Columns which are 260 black and white striped columns and very much like public art we would see in a city today…except they are not new.

I am sure that you have seem many photos of these columns. I was told that all of the columns start in the basement and emerge outdoors at different heights in the courtyard.

I planned to wear black and white with some stripes so that I would coordinate with the columns. I think a bright outfit like red would look amazing, too.

I went at sunrise and the courtyard was closed for access, but speaking to the security guard, they let us in. We just explained we would not have another chance to get to see it. He was so nice about it. As a result, there is no one else in the photos.

It was super fun that my outfit matched perfect with the columns. The dramatic bell sleeves on this Chicwish top matched perfectly and I loved how all the pictures turned out.

There is actually a really great coffee shop right around the corner from here that makes a killer cappuccino. It was open very early and that is where I waited to meet my photographer because as it happens I was able to stop by there the following day, too.

I simply loved Paris and I would go back in a heart beat! It is so full of charter and charm!

A huge thank you to the amazing Meiry for taking these images and making  this morning in Paris so magical. 


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  • Bea Represa

    Ohh I love this photos! When I was in Paris last year I couldn’t go to this place!! Its awesome. And you top is pretty awesome! Love it!

    Messy Blonde | Bloglovin

  • Miss ALK

    How COOL that you got to see somewhere famous before all the people arrived later that day!! That’s awesome! Can’t wait to hear more about the trip.

    xoxo A

  • Those columns are so darling!!! Love how it matches your top.

  • What a neat architecture and design! I love seeing art like this. 🙂

  • I LOVE this! How cool that you got to go in before it opened to the public.

  • Sydney Power

    What great photos, so smart to go early before the crowds of people!!

  • Tori Dunlap

    Love that you managed to coordinate your outfit (and get exclusive access!)
    Tori || Victori Media

  • Nicole C.

    This is amazing!! This is making me miss my trip to Paris last summer…. Love your pics!

  • Amy

    Oh my goodness those sleeves!!! So fun and I need to get better at waking up earlier for photos!

  • Such a cool place! Those sleeves are so fun.

  • I loved seeing these when I was in Paris a few years ago, so cool you were able to get to see them without any people!

  • Lauren Scorzafava

    This is too cute! I love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • I want to go there so badly! Love these photos so much!

  • Hannah Lyons

    Perfection <3

  • This sweater is TOO cute! I haven’t shopped Chicwish yet – is it similar to Shein, etc. for quality and shipping?

  • Allison Ellzey

    How cute is this? I need to go to Paris stat!

  • This spot is gorgeous, I can’t wait to go to Paris someday! Love the outfit coordination here!