Wednesday, 26 August 2015

My Trip To Paris A Mini Guide | Part 2 | Tourist Attractions | ♥

Hello again, I thought I'd add part 2 of my Paris adventure back in May, it feels like such a lifetime ago since May and I'm super excited to be visiting Paris again in less than a month with my hubby.
This post is about some of the things I did during my weekend in Paris and what sights I went to see.
You can read part one of my Paris adventure here - PART ONE.

There is so much to see and do in Paris, that one weekend was not simply enough and when I go back with my husband, there are other places I want to go and tick off my list.

The most popular landmark and attraction is the "Eiffel Tower" we were literally 15 minutes away from here on foot so me and Rachel went every night to see it, the one thing we didn't do was go up it.
The queues were a little bit ridiculous and I think we didn't want to spend most of our trip queuing to go up it.
You can get a lift right to the very top to see the magnificent views that Paris has to offer.
I'm hoping to go up next month, you can pre book tickets online but they sell out very fast, so book very early to avoid disappointment, months before.
That was the one thing I regretted not doing in time.

Before we went to Paris me and Rachel booked tickets with "The Big Bus Paris" - LINK. online (you save 10%) we paid roughly about £20 for the day.
Basically you can hop on and hop off at different attractions you want to see, the bus's were every 10 minutes or so, so it was very convenient for us and I'd recommend this bus if you would like to do some sight seeing. 
You get a free map and commentary which you can listen to on earphones they provide for you so you can learn all about some of the famous buildings and landmarks Paris has to offer.

The first place me and Rachel visited was the "Musée du Louvre" which is one of the worlds largest museums.
The Palace is absolutely stunning, like most of Paris's architecture.
We got our typical touristy photos outside the Louvre Pyramid.

We didn't get to go inside unfortunately, which I wanted to, I quite like looking at paintings.
Again the queues were so long, if you go during the day it would be worth getting a fast track pass.
Going back here would be on my to do list, just so I can actually get inside and see what there is.
I know this museum is so big that it is physically impossible to see everything in one day, so I'd recommend spreading visiting here over two days if this is your sort of thing.

After visiting the "Musée du Louvre" we hopped back on the red bus and got off at "Pont de l'Archeveche" to have a look at the "Love Lock Bridge", it was honestly so romantic reading all the little messages people had written on padlocks, especially the marriage proposals.
I could of stayed there all day reading those.

After our brief stop off at "Pont de l'Archeveche" we went to visit the most beautiful cathedral "The Notre Dame" this church took my breath away, especially inside, which you have to have a look round (it's free) you may queue for about 10 minutes but it is worth it.
The stained glass windows are really something and you'll be in complete awe being inside here.
There are lots of places to eat and shop right nearby here too so you will have plenty to do here for a couple of hours.
Me and Rachel were extremely lucky we had such glorious weather on our trip, when we got here that was when the clouds really started to part and it was so warm and lovely.

Our final stop on the red bus tour was "The Arc De Triomphe" this building actually took my breath away, it stood so tall and majestic with the french flag flying in the middle.
The detail on the arc was absolutely stunning an I honestly think this was one of my favourite attractions.
You could go up it for a small fee if the Eiffel Tower isn't you thing but we didn't get chance to do this.
Maybe next time.
"The Arc De Triomphe" is situated on the "Champs-Élysées" which is a long stretch of designer and high street shops, if you are visiting here you will have plenty of shops to visit.

Which is what me and Rachel did the following day.
We really wanted to visit the M.A.C and Sephora shop here.... just because.
What girl doesn't enjoy shopping really.
Plus it was an excuse to get photos outside our favourite shops too, which I am sure you will too.
particularly wanted to get a photo outside CHANEL.

annnnd I couldn't forget to include this little guy as well.
On our way back from our shopping trip, me and Rachel met the loveliest lady who happened to have a pug called Coco Chanel.
Me being the huge animal lover I am took this opportunity to get lots of pug cuddles and kisses.
The're are so many dogs in Paris, but not many cats.

Anyway, that is a round up of the trips and sights and see's I saw whilst in Paris.
When I go next month I'm hoping to visit new places so I will pop up a post about that too so you can see what I get up to when I go for the second time and I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Have you been to Paris?
What was your favourite thing to do??

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