Ah, Paris (please read with a french accent). A huge bucket list item crossed off the list!
Paris is just a 2 1/2 train ride away from London, so when planning the trips we would be taking while here in London- Paris was an obvious choice- and one that we were very excited about!
We boarded our Eurostar train EARLY Friday morning and arrived in Paris at the Gare du Nord around 9:30 am (Paris time). We decided to walk most of our journey- which turned out to be the best decision because we were able to see more of the city.
Once we got to the Seine River, we stumbled upon the lock bridge- SO full of personalized and colorful locks- I could probably take pictures of them all day! Joey and I of course bought our own lock and “locked our love” to that iconic bridge…<3 We then headed to the Louvre- what a gigantic and beautiful place! Luckily we were able to see most of the big ticket items without much planning. It was so surreal to see things like the Mona Lisa and the Venice de Milo right in front of us. After a few hours in the Louvre (it's impossible not to spend hours in that place)...we walked towards the Arc de Triomphe which was conveniently on the way to our hotel. We had heard that the views from the top were spectacular, so we walked up the spiral staircase to behold the Champs de Elysees from above and the rest of the gorgeous Paris cityscape. It was breathtaking! By this point we were exhausted from all the walking- and headed to our hotel. Our room ended up being on the 27th floor, much to our surprise. I'm not the biggest fan of heights- so the thought of traveling 27 floors in our elevator made my legs shake! But the shaky knees was so worth the view that we received through our hotel window. The next day we had one goal: see the Eiffel Tower. But, remember my fear of heights? Well- the Eiffel Tower is ginormous. Our 27th floor hotel room? Nothing compared to the massiveness of that giant. The thought of going any higher than the first floor made me dizzy- so we decided to start with the stairs to the first floor and see where we ended up. I'm SO thankful for Joey- he was so patient with me as I shook up those stairs, and was totally okay with stopping on the first floor. So, nope, we didn't head to the top- but we did see terrific views from the first floorMaybe one day I'll outgrow my fear of heights and head up to the top...or maybe I won't- and I would be okay with that! Just seeing the Eiffel Tower was amazing!
We ended our Paris adventure with a yummy French meal at a lovely little restaurant. The best way to end trips is with some good food!
Here's a look into our Paris wanderings... Enjoy!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!