Paris Travel Diary | Day 1

I can't believe how quick this summer has gone! It doesn't feel all that long ago that we were running around Paris taking in the sites but its actually been nearly 3 months since we visited the city of love. I thought it was about time I wrote up my travel diary so you guys can see what we got up to! If you remember we flew straight to Paris after a few wonderful days in Dublin. If you haven't read all about that yet you can find days 1 - 2 here and days 3 - 4 here!


Day 1 - We arrived very late into Paris so we decided to have a quick look at the Eiffel Tower and then get straight to bed to start the holiday properly the next day. Unlike our previous few days in Dublin we had hardly anything in Paris booked and we didn't even really have a plan of what to do. After having a well deserved lie in we decided to catch the Metro to the Louvre - Sean really wanted to see the Mona Lisa and who am I to say no to a bit of culture? We queued for over an hour just to see that smile as it was really too hot to spend any more time in doors. 

We then headed over to the Arc De Triomph as we just wanted to enjoy being proper tourists. This was also incredibly busy. I wouldn't recommend going to Paris in August as it really it just full of people! We stayed for a while, wandering around and taking photographs before deciding to head back to our hotel to get ready for the night. We walked back to the hotel which probably took just over half an hour but was a nice way to get to grips with the city. 

For our first proper night in Paris we went to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe - another one ticked off the list and another over priced hoodie for Sean's wardrobe. We only managed to stay for a little while as we had tickets to the Eiffel Tower that night but that didn't stop us wolfing down a cocktail or too!

After a bit of a rush we managed to make it to the Eiffel Tower just in time for our slot and we even managed to pick up a couple of tickets to the top floor, something we weren't able to book online! We got to the top and spent an hour looking down over the beautiful city and its twinkling lights. It really was a magical experience and something I'll treasure forever. Although I loved every second of it, silly me decided to wear a rather short dress not thinking about how cold/ windy it would get at the top. In my head I looked like a chunky Marilyn Monroe however I doubt I looked that glamorous after a couple of cocktails and a rather greasy club sandwich. 

So that was our first day in beautiful Paris! This post has ended up a little longer than expected so I've decided to spilt it in two and I'll post about days 2 and 3 next week!

Thanks for reading!


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