As you probably know by now as I’ve been harping on about it for weeks, but incase you didn’t… I’ve just got back from Paris. One of my favourite cities in the world, this was my third visit to Paris and ohmygod, it didn’t disappoint.
In a week full on Paris related blog posts, I’m going to be talking you through all things Paris, what to do whilst you’re there and how you can visit Paris on a budget. So to start with, in today’s post I’m simply going to share with you my trip & what we got up to.
Day 1 saw us land in Paris at 8:45am… Paris time. Doing the maths for you, that meant my alarm was set at 3:30am! Landing at Charles De Gaule, we grabbed a taxi and head into the city. We dropped our bags off at the hotel and hit the streets.
First stop was the Eiffel tower, the most famous monument of Paris and full of tourists. We made our way around the tower, snapping as we go and being harassed by people wanting us to buy things… yep, if you’re going to go to Paris then be prepared for street-sellers.
The rest of day 1 was a potter around town. Heading to The Louvre, up the Champs Elysees, and taking in the sites. Although a lot of walking was involved, today was pretty chilled.
Day 2 was our first full day. Today we woke up and grabbed ourselves some pretty incredible croissants to get us going. Then we jumped on the Metro and head on over to Montmartre which is the home of the Sacre Coeur. This is definitely one of my favourite parts of Paris. About 10-15 minutes away on the metro, yet it feels like you’re miles away from the city.
A quite, quaint little town situated on the top of a mount, surrounding the outstanding building that is the Sacre Coeur. If you’re looking for an escape then head over here for a break from the hustle and bustle of Paris.
Day 3 being our last full day in Paris. However, today was a little bit of a let down. Today we had planned to head over to Versailles however when we went to book the tickets, it turns out Versailles is closed on Monday’s. Yay for planning!
So day 3 ended up being a bit of a free-for-all. We decided to get ourselves a bit of culture and head into the Louvre for a mooch. Then once we’d finished up there, we head for some lunch and a break before taking on the mammoth climb up the Arc De Triomphe.
And then for the final day. Today we woke up with Paris 5cm under snow. Yes it was all very picturesque, however when you’ve got a flight to catch and a city to navigate, it really isn’t practical.
Today, we killed time in the morning over another croissant (or two) and a coffee, packed up our stuff and head for the airport.
What I love about Paris is although it’s a city, it’s got a real chilled out vibe. There’s plenty of open space, plenty of areas to escape to, plenty of food opportunities and around every corner, there’s something else which is completely awe- inspiring.
So there you have it, a whistle stop tour of my trip to Paris. Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post where I’ll be talking you through ways you can visit Paris on a budget!
CHECK OUT THE FIRST VLOG OF THE TRIP >> HERE <<
| Harrison |