Costa before we fly
- Light reading on the plane!
When we arrived we didn’t use a taxi to take us to our hotel. This saved on expensive costs so we took the metro. It was perfect as our hotel was a 10 to 15 minute walk due to use stopping to look at the Louvre for a short while. The one thing I didn’t like was the rushing of people coming off the train to come out!
We arrived at our hotel and checked in. We freshened up and headed back out. We strolled through the park and up the Champs Elysees. The sun was setting and we headed to the Eiffel Tower ready for the illumination. If you plan to do this I’d advise comfy shoes! When we got there we decided to get on a boat cruise down the Seine to view all the attractions at night. Depending on the boat the price varies in price. We got the cheapest one and it had no commentary as you were coming up to the attractions. Hard to know where you are when you haven’t done it before. I would also advise to take a cardigan or jacket as it gets quite cold on the trip.
Our hotel was a bed and breakfast, so we could decide where to go when site-seeing the majority of the day. We got up early for breakfast which was delicious! Ranging from patisseries, cooked breakfast and cold meats. Can’t beat a good Pain Au Chocolat! What I loved the most being in a 5 star hotel is the friendliness you get. They would greet you in the morning and make you a fresh pot of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and allowing you to choose what you would like yourself for breakfast.
This morning, we headed to Notre Dame which was a half an hour to 40 minute walk. We walked through the little streets which was beautiful as not many tourists see much of the backgrounds. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw how amazing these ice-creams were in a shop window so I went to go and look and there was so many different flavours of ice-cream to chose from. I just couldn’t resist!
How lovely does this ice-cream look?
Once we had finished our roses, we carried on up to the Notre Dame and came across a water feature in the middle of the centre. We wouldn’t of noticed it if we had walked down the main road. Walking down the streets is a much better idea than down the main road as it is a lot quieter and you can view more scenery around you of all the bakeries, flower shops and restaurants tucked away.
I have always wanted to visit the Notre Dame because of my love for Disney! Unfortunately I didn’t see Quasi. The queues for entry are very long! So make sure you definitely want to go inside before queuing for 30 minutes. You can go up the cathedral but you have to go back outside and queue in a different area. It is a lot quieter at night if you fancy a walk down again to see it. Here’s some pictures!
We stopped off at the famous Lovelock bridge to put our very own lock on too. The weather was roasting so the pen ink wiped away while locking it on.
On the third day we had a chilled day and rested in the park. We had a picnic from which we picked a baguette from the sandwich huts around the area and had picked a bag of crisps from the shop near to our hotel.
Eiffel Tower – Day 4
We took a tour bus up to the Eiffel Tower as it was a lot quicker! You can use the bus pass through the whole day and visit all the main attractions until 8pm at night. This is a good deal if you don’t like walking everywhere! You can hop on and off when you like so you can have as much time to look at the sites. When we got to the tower it was around 7pm so we got some food from the little huts that are near by. As you are near the attraction the food price goes up. We paid 6 euros each for a hot dog!
The Eiffel Tower was the highlight of my trip!
We had an early breakfast and got a taxi to Notre Dame, where we would get the metro only a short distance. But it was locked! We had to rush and walked to the nearest one hoping we would be able to get to the airport in time.. and we did, 2 hours early! Haha. We were able to then rest after the rushing and have a bite to eat before we got on the plane for home! I was ready for some English food at this point!
Thank you for reading! Hoped you enjoyed a few ins and outs of Paris! 🙂