Monday, 24 August 2015

Paris







First stop on my European adventure was Paris. Before I arrived, I had mixed opinions about what to expect, I know it is sometimes raved about as every bloggers paradise, but I was curious to see how well it fit with me. It was the start of the trip, and I was feeling pretty nervous about meeting everyone else, so I don't feel like I fully gave Paris my full attention, although I did enjoy it overall.

When we first arrived it was early evening, we headed to dinner where I tried escargot, they were actually quite nice, and I would describe them a bit like a garlic mushroom. After that, we headed on a night lights tour of the city. I actually really enjoyed seeing it in the dark, and I felt like it was a great way of being introduced to the city. When we visited the next day, it was crazy how different everything looked, while at night it seemed a magical city of lights, cafés and romance, it was very different during the day. As you can see from the pictures, it wasn't the best weather which I think is part of what let it down for me, it rained in the afternoon and really limited what we could do. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy myself though, we couldn't decide whether to climb up to the top of the Eiffel Tower or the top of the Arc De Triomphe. In the end we decided to opt for the Arc De Triomphe so that we could see the Eiffel Tower from there. It was actually free to climb up if you are an EU member so we were pretty chuffed that we got to go up a brilliant landmark for free. 

After that, we headed to a cafe for lunch and walked down the Champs-Élysées. I really loved walking down here and exploring such a famous street. We of course, had to visit a French patisserie, the place we visited had so much choice but I ended up opting for a chocolate pudding 'type thing' which had melted chocolate pouring out when you cut into it. It was absolutely incredible. The only thing I wish I had tried would have been a macaron, some of them looked amazing.

In the evening we had a picnic under the Eiffel Tower, which was beautiful and then headed to the Cabaret. It was a really great show, and some of the acts were incredible. After we had finished there, I was hoping to visit a Parisian café (I loved that they stayed open until the early hours of the morning) but, decided that it was probably better to get an early night, ready for the next day of adventures!

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This is part of series about my travels around Europe. Make sure to come back next Monday for my post all about Switzerland!

6 comments:

  1. These photos are honestly stunning! You're so brave for trying the snails, I could never do that haha!
    Can't wait to see the rest of your travelling photos! xx

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  2. I went to Paris three years ago and loved it. Then Switzerland last year. Can't wait to see the rest of your travels! xx

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  3. I love Paris, my parents used to have a flat there. I loved rainy days in Paris, going to art museums or just sitting in a cafe watching the world go by (or a wine bar enjoying a nice glass of red!) Looking forward to reading about Switzerland!

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  4. I've always wanted to visit Paris properly! Looks like you had a great time!
    http://minniemousechic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/summer-where-you-at.html

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  5. I love Paris. I could wander the streets all day there!
    Charlotte @ lilmisschickas

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  6. Your pictures are stunning.. the picnic sounds perfect. Glad you had a great time!

    thatthoughtfulgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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