Paris Day 3 // Playing Tourist

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…

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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!


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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.


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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! There are so many fun things to do in Paris!


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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 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 are many sex shops on this street, as well as take-away style places to eat if you’re on a budget. There are a few supermarkets and we decided to get some beers and a few snacks to take to the Eiffel Tower.

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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!


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We then took the train back after 10 pm and got back to where we were staying around 11:30 pm. We had fun on the metro playing games on Christine’s phones.

It was a wonderful day.

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  1. i love the dress you are wearing! and wow what beautiful photos 😀

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  2. Wow your friends are lucky to have you as a tour guide you fitted loads in. Looks like such a wonderful day. I absolutely love Paris. I bet you enjoyed living in France for a year. I know I would love the food and wine Lucy x

  3. Love the pictures. I think is better to get snacks from supermarket and see more things instead of spending hours for a meal.

  4. I’m surprised to see so many locks still on the bridge! Love your shots of the Eiffel Tower, you certainly chose the right time to visit

  5. Never been to Paris but dying to visit the place which is not possible for now so it’s so lovely to see it through your lens!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. That shot of the sun setting under the Eiffel Tower – wow! The architecture there is just stunning I would LOVE to go to Paris. Also, your dress is too cute!

  7. Visiting Paris is now one of my goals! These photos are utterly stunning and your dress is also beautiful! You look like you had a great time!!

  8. Looks like you did alot in one day. I still remember that crazy trek up all those stairs to the Sacre Coeur.

  9. Your photographs are amazing! It’s so nice to have someone to take you around when you’re visiting somewhere but it’s nice to get lost and explore too.

    I heard they were taking the locks off too. When I went to Skegness on the pier, there were loads of locks there! I couldn’t believe people thought Skegness pier was romantic 😛

    Victoria xx

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