Paris! Not much else needs to be said. The capital of romance, fashion, luxury and all things glam. Everyone needs to visit Paris at some point in their lives. There’s so much to see, so much to learn, so much to experience!
This week I’d like to share with you our little trip to Paris and how we managed to squeeze the best of Paris in 3 days!
Airport selfie! Every trip needs one 😀
Booking our flights to Paris couldn’t be easier. We found a great deal from Skyscanner.com. Two tickets, Manchester – Paris (with return) under £100!
Where we stayed
We stayed in Best Western hotel in Montmarte, 2 minute walk from the Sacre-Coeur. Upon arrival, we were so surprised about the size of the rooms. They were tiny! But, we got used to it pretty quickly as everything in Paris is super small 🙂
Travel in Paris
To get around Paris we used the Metro. It got us pretty much everywhere we wanted to go, and at a very good price. I believe they have something similar to an oyster card but as tourists we just opted for purchasing single tickets everytime we wanted to travel. One ticket = One journey. Simple!
Excited to wake up in Paris, we got ready and headed straight for the Eiffel Tower, obviously! On the way there however, we couldn’t resist the cute little cafe’s and so we sat down for a traditional French breakfast. Creme coffee and a croissant. That croissant though!
Then we saw it! The magical Eiffel Tower! My first impression was “My goodness, it’s so big!” haha. I have seen so so many pictures of it in my life, but nothing compares to seeing it in real life!
And then.. the photos started flowing! You can never have too may pictures of the Eiffel Tower, right?
Sitting on a map, yes. Tourist hacks 101.
Champs-Élysées & Arc de Triomphe
Then we headed for the famous Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe which is super close to the Eiffel Tower, about 5-10 minute walk.
Walking down Champs-Elysees was beautiful. Come early afternoon, we decided to sit down for a latte. This is a latte in Paris! Or more like a full-blown coffee flavoured milkshake 😀
And of course, macaroons!
Pronounced Saint Michelle, this is the area where the Notre-Dame is located. We fell in love with this area! It was so lively and full of happy people. We loved the buzz.
And of course we ended the first day with a sugar overload! Just couldn’t resist a warm waffle with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
We arose to another carb-laden breakfast! French breakfast = croissants, pain au chocolate, baguettes etc (i.e. CARB OVERLOAD) while French people = super slim. Something doesn’t add up here 😀
The spectacular Louvre museum!
My joy and pride <3
Many people who visit Paris only see the Louvre museum from the outside. If you go Louvre, you need to actually go into the museum! It is phenomenal!
Mona Lisa in all her glory.
Jardin des Tuileries
Although this looks very much like the Arc of Triamph, it’s actually the entrance to the Tuileries Gardens.
You can see the Eiffel Tower from the gardens.
Arc de concorde
After the gardens we headed down to the arc of concorde.
Pit stop for coffee.
Cheese and wine o’clock
In the evening we headed down to a local brasserie in the Montmarte area.
I will never forget this moment. It was just so special. It was one of those moments were I just felt insanely grateful. I remember thinking to myself ” There is nowhere I would rather be in this moment than here”. In Paris, with the person I love, eating delicious cheese and drinking phenomenal wine. Five stars.
On our final day in Paris, we woke up and had breakfast at the hotel. Although we were 2 minutes away from the Sacre-Coeur we left it to the last day of our trip.
This was one of the most beautiful cathedrals I’ve ever seen. The energy inside was unbelievable I remember feeling so calm and peaceful, I didn’t want to leave. But sadly they didn’t allow us to take pictures.
While we were in the area we decided to explore it fully and just got lost basically!
Anyone who has been to Paris will know that the Parisian crepes are everywhere and they will haunt you until you get one.. or two!
And finally, we ended the trip with a visit to the Pantheon.
Paris was absolutely wonderful and I cannot wait until I visit again! Obviously, there is so much more to see and experience, and so until next time xxx