PARIS. This was one of my favourite days. The only day we spent in central Paris,
I’ve been to Paris loads of times, so I had the job of playing tour guide as the girls weren’t sure of the metro or what there was to do in Paris.
We set off quite late and got into central Paris for around midday.
The first place I took them was to the Arc de Trimophe. You get to it by getting off the metro station charles de gaulle etoile.
When you come out of the station, you’ve faced with the giant arc. You can go under a subway to get to the arc itself, which is surrounded by one of the scariest roundabouts in the world. It has 12 avenues leading off it is a bit of a free for all!
We took a walk down the Champs Elysees – which is a long street full of shops and restaurant. We stopped at Mac, Sephora, and H&M.
We were getting hungry at this point and decided to find somewhere to eat. We couldn’t decide on anything, so found a supermarket, got some snacks and went and sat on some grass on the gardens outside the Grand Palais.
We then continued our trip down to the Louvre. It was such a lovely day and I was excited about being back in Paris. I can’t describe to you how much I love this city!
After we had taken photos, we jumped on the metro at Palais Royal Musee du Louvre and headed to the station Cite to visit the Notre-Dame.
We really struggled to find toilets here, there’s supposed to be some to the right of the Notre-Dame by one of the statues, but it was closed for a refurbishment. There is one behind the Notre-Dame, but there’s only two toilets and we had to queue quite a bit!
After our Paris toilet doom was over, we went to the locks of love bridge to see the locks. Apparently this has been taken down, or will be taken down, or will not be taken down – due to the weight of the locks. But I can’t really find any solid evidence of what is actually going on here!
After that, we jumped back on the metro at St Michel Notre Dame and got on a few more lines to get to Anvers stop, which took us to the Sacre-Coeur.
It was full of tourists and was probably one of the most touristy areas of the day – with streets lined with souvenir shops.
We got ice-creams and sat on the grass outside, enjoying the sun and the views.
We took one short stop from Anvers to Pigalle – to visit the Moulin Rouge. There’s many sex shops on this street, as well as take away style places to eat if you’re on a budget. There’s a few supermarkets and we decided to get some beers and a few snacks to take to the Eiffel Tower.
We got back on the metro at Pigalle and took it to the stop Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel.
There was a rugby game going on, so the area was full of music, a big screen and a great atmosphere. We sat here for around 3 hours.
This is one of my favourite things to do. I’ve spent so many nights drinking by the Eiffel tower – it’s such a great atmosphere and it’s so much cheaper than going to a bar!
We then took the train back after 10pm and got back to where we were staying around 11:30pm. We had fun on the metro playing games on Christine’s phones.
It was a wonderful day.