After spending four days in London, my mom and I travelled two hours to Paris, and spent four days there as well.
From London, we rode the Eurostar for two hours to Paris. Once we arrived in Paris, I was honestly blown away by how beautiful the city was. Films and photos don’t do the city enough justice! It was amazing seeing all of the buildings in person and hearing everyone speak french. I fell in love with Paris right away.
When we walked into our hotel room, I immediately went straight to the balcony and felt like I was in a dream! I wish I took more photos of the view from the balcony, but only the first day was sunny, and I was too much in awe to have a complete blogger style photoshoot in front of it.
We spent the rest of the day at the Galeries Lafayette and visited the rooftop, to get a glimpse at the Eiffel Tower. We then ate dinner at a very cute cafe and when we arrived back at our hotel room, complimentary dessert from the hotel, was waiting for us.
(BTW: France has the best fries. J’adore les frites!)
On day two, we went to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa and to try Angelina hot chocolate, aka the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had! We stumbled across Napoleon’s apartment which ended up becoming my favorite exhibit. We also walked across the Love Locks bridge, visited Notre Dam, and went to Shakespeare and Company. I was very excited to visit that bookstore, because it’s where Ernest Hemingway and many other famous writers would write. I wish I could show what the inside of the bookstore was like, but it was prohibited to take pictures.
After our very busy day, we rested in our hotel room, ordered room service, and I read my Coco Chanel book, which I bought at Shakespeare and Company.
For day three, we visited Palace of Versailles! The palace was absolutely stunning! I was completely obsessed with all of the gold details, especially the gold gate at the front of the palace. Palace of Versailles is incredibly big (it’s 17 acres!), and unfortunately we did not get to visit Marie Antionette’s estate. It was extremely cold that day, as you can tell by the photo of me drinking more Angelina hot chocolate (I’m currently craving it as I sit in my bed and write this post)! Before leaving the palace, we stopped by Ladurée for rose macarons. And yes, they are as good as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl says they are.
On our last day in Paris, we visited the Arc de Triomphe, before shopping on Champs-Élysées. We also walked along the Pont Alexandre III and then took the metro to the Eiffel Tower, for a closer look at it. That day, we also went to two Christmas markets! At the first market I finallyyyyy got a crêpe (and we ordered in french!) and at the second market, I tried mulled wine, since I’m old enough to legally drink in Europe!
Paris is a very magical city and I hope to visit again someday!
“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn