I don’t even know where to start, this mini break to Paris was amazing. I loved every second of it. Cameron and I went away for just 3 nights but it was the perfect amount of time. I haven’t really ever been on holiday for only a few days, I usually go away for a week or two at a time so this was a really nice change. We saw everything we wanted to see and more.
We knew that we definitely wanted to see the Eiffel Tower ( a must if you go to Paris in my opinion and properly a lot of others), the Musée Du Louvre, Norte Dame and Arc De Triomphe if we had time.
For us, the best way to travel around Paris was 100% by metro. It was so cheap. Two unlimited around Paris tickets for the two of us was only €8.40 which lasted the day. This was a money saviour, especially as we wanted to see a lot while we were there.
One trip to the Eiffel Tower wasn’t enough for us. We went again on our last night, this time we actually went up to the summit. On our first day we went during the day, looked around the area, got some crepes and had some great lunch. The second time wasn’t really planned, we were at the hotel and just decided we wanted to go back when it was lit up in the dark. I’m so glad we did, it was like a whole different experience.
We walked to the second floor and then got the lift to the summit. It was only €19.50 for the both us, which we thought was really good. We were expecting it to be more around €30. The views were just amazing. Hands down one of the best moments of my life was standing at the top just looking out and being able to see for miles, it was beautiful.
Our second full day in Paris was jam- packed, we got to see so much. We made sure we had a slight idea of where we were heading and then just guessed the rest. First stop was the Arc De Triomphe. I was overwhelmed with the actual size of the Arc, it was so much bigger than we both thought it was going to be. It was situated in the middle of one of Paris’s busiest roundabouts so it did take us a bit of time to figure out how to get to it safely. Rather than just running across this massive roundabout (which one man did)there was a tunnel which goes under ground to get to it, which in hindsight seems very obvious.
We then ran through so many different metros (we could have walked I guess but we were excited ) until we got to the Musée Du Louvre. I knew this was going to be amazing but the pictures really don’t do it justice. We waited in line so we could go inside and explore the Museum. We got to see a number of incredible paintings and sculptures, including the Mona Lisa.
The area around the Mona Lisa must have been the tightest, most claustrophobic I’ve ever been. Honestly, there was so many people pushing into us. We just said to each other once we’re at the front we take one or two photos and then we’re out, because it was that bad. It was still a really good experience overall, the pushing is to be expected really, I just wasn’t prepared for it. We were in the Musée Du Louvre for a few hours, we even missed lunch which we weren’t happy about.
On our way back to the hotel we quickly went and stood outside the Norte Dame and had a look around the area. It was so busy as it was Easter Sunday so we didn’t stay to long.
I absolutely loved this trip and we got to see so much. I took so many photos of everything we saw and these are just a few I’ve picked out to share with you. I’m sorry this post is a lot longer than normal, it was such a busy and fun trip. Thank you so much if you’ve read all the way through, I really appreciate it.