Last year while planning our summer vacation myself and Nelson came up with the idea of visiting Paris for the day, we both never been before and its one of the city we’ve been wanting to visit for a long time.
We got the Eurostar at 6:18AM from King Cross, we didn’t arrive in Paris till 9:56AM (Paris time), Our first stop was Sacré-Cœur (above picture), the view was incredible from the steps of the cathedral, we decided to go inside since it was open for public to see, I have never been inside a church that was that huge, there where so many sections, it was beautiful.
We then headed towards Moulin Rouge, where we was surprised to see some many sex shops plus the names where hilarious, you don’t really see sex shop out in the open in London (not like I’ve looked).
We then headed to Arc de Triomphe which was a 30-40 minute walk from Moulin Rouge, this was one of 2 places we really wanted to go, I didn’t expect it to be huge, we where going to go inside to the museum but the queue where too big that we didn’t have time to waist, we had a quick stop to eat in McDonalds which I have never seen a more posh McDonalds in my life, everyone who worked there where well dressed.
We walked another 45 minutes to Eiffel Tower, I remember having this feeling like we was very close to the Eiffel Tower which a few seconds later we turned a corner and it was right there. That was when it hit that we was in Paris. We got tickets to go inside the Eiffel Tower, The view of Paris was incredible, you could see everything and how all the roads interlink with each other. We went to all the levels and my favourite was the top floor, which I recommend unless your scared of hight then properly just go to the first level.
Afterwards we headed towards the Louvre Pyramid, we was lucky that the sun started to come out while was had a walk through the park (which you will be able to tell from the following photos). We made a quick stop at Jardin Des Tuileries, as we hadn’t stopped and sat down since we ate we wanted to catch our breath and admire the views, we sat by the pond where we saw ducks skating on the frozen pond. We begun to walk towards Louvre Pyramid, I thought the outside of the pyramid would be bigger that what it was but once you went inside it was huge, that took us quiet a while to find the exit.
After Louvre Pyramid, we went to have a crepe in Le Nemours Paris, we decided to walk towards the station so we wouldn’t arrive late and miss our train, we came across Le Paris Royal and walked around the park while the sun was setting.
We spent a majority of time finding a place to eat, by the end of the night I really couldn’t walk any longer, we spent 7 hours walking around Paris and you can imagine how my feet and whole body felt once we arrived home, the next morning I couldn’t walk, it was too painful.
I had such a great experience and I will be going back again to France but this time I will go Disneyland for a couple days.