Paris.. take one

So my very first weekend in London was a long weekend, and Lachy had organised a surprise for me. By this point Lachy had been here 3 months already and was set up with a job, so the fact I arrived on the weekend that happened to be a long weekend was a total plus. So anyway I was completely unaware that he had organised a surprise weekend away in Paris for us. I couldn’t believe that I had found someone who would do something like surprise me with a trip to somewhere like Paris, I also couldn’t believe the life I now was living allowed for something like that.

I had never been to Paris before, but I immediately fell in love. There is something about Paris, Paris has its own feel and I honestly couldn’t help but love it. It was August and it was hot, 35 degrees the entire weekend, which was a shock to my body coming from one of the coldest winters Perth had experienced in a while.

Here is the first photo of us taken in Paris in front of the Arc de Triomphe, along with the first lesson I learnt about travelling, the early bird gets the worm, and by that I mean the streets of European cities are virtually empty before 10am, makes for the perfect opportunity to experience all the major tourist attractions without all the tourists.

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We spent our first morning roaming the streets, wandering along the Champs-Élysées and the streets of Paris, before heading down towards the Seine, giving us the opportunity to see the Eiffel Tower for the first time.IMG_0292

We spent the rest of our day exploring the streets , heading to the louvre, somehow we getting there and there being no line at all. After wandering our way throughout the museum, we then headed out side to sit in the shade of the trees out the front, before heading to the Parc du Champ de Mars with baguettes and pastries from a cute little patisserie for lunch.

Spending our evening in a resturant on the Champs-Élysées drinking ice cold cocktails, eating more food than I ever thought possible and people watching. It amazing the difference in the crowds from earlier morning to now, bustling streets and thousands of people.

The next day we climbed the Eiffel Tower, heads up guys pre book everything online, not having to wait in long lines in 35 degree heat is definitely a good thing. Views across Paris as far as the eye can see make the money worth it but if you don’t want to drop that much money to climb the tower, don’t worry because you can get even better views for much less, but I’ll get to that experience later.IMG_0415

Later that evening we got dressed up and headed to the Moulin Rouge, for one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. We spent a little more money and did the dinner that they provide before the show. The food we ate was amazing, three courses and a bottle of champagne was exactly what was needed before the show. If you go to Paris you have to make sure experience this. Every act was shockingly amazing and different and worth every penny spent.

Now back to me saying about how you can get views of Paris better than you can get from the Eiffel, the next day we climbed up to Sacré-Cœur. It cost €5 each to climb and it’s a ridiculous amount of stairs to climb but if my unfit ass can do it anyone can, and the view was definitely worth the buckets of sweat that poured from me… IMG_0445

Even though on our last day the skies were no longer blue, the view was still incredible and in my opinion a view of Paris isn’t a view without the Eiffle Tower, making this view undeniably the best in Paris.

Three days in Paris was more than enough to make me fall in love with this city and I couldn’t go back soon enough.

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