I’m recapping the second part of our trip today and what we did in Paris. We enjoyed so much about this city and while we did a lot of “tourist” stuff – it was such a blast!
We arrived in Paris around 4:00 and immediately set up an Uber (best advice from my cousins!) to pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. We stayed at XO Hotel and absolutely would stay there again! It was a great location and our room was perfect. I loved that you could open the windows and the view was like a movie!
Any way… we checked into the hotel and hit the town for dinner!
And dessert because #wereinparisWe picked a little cafe/restaurant (everything is known as a cafe there!) and tried our best with their menu and recommendations.
After dinner, we stopped by another cafe for a quick drink before heading back to the hotel for bed!
Another busy day and it was full of tourist things! We started our day with a walk to the Arc de Tromphe (and climbed the stairs to the top).
We then headed to the Eiffel Tower!
We decided to walk up that as well – i mean, we hadn’t walked enough yet, right?!
Then after a lot of “no, no, no’s” we headed up the elevator to the very top of the Tower..
I wouldn’t consider myself afraid of heights but the thought of that elevator and seeing it all get so small – gives me the shivers!
After the Eiffel Tower, we headed to find the subway station to head to Notre Dame. A creepy clown stopped us and much to my hesitation, grabbed me for a picture.. and then grabbed Logan. He was legit, the clown from IT and was so creepy!
He insisted he take pictures of us (for money, of course) and thought these were perfect in front of the port-a-potties.. umm no thanks!
We figured out the subway station like pros and headed to Notre Dame next.
Then walked over to the Louvre.
We stopped for a Nutella Crepe quick on our way back to the hotel for a little bit of wine.
Did I mention, they had the best wine in Paris?! Well they did…
We met friends for dinner (the same friends from London!) and enjoyed a cheese and bread board! Oh yeah, and wine 🙂
We headed back to the hotel for the night and some football.
Today was Logan’s birthday and guess what we did bright and early…? We had our pictures taken at the Eiffel Tower 🙂 Not the best birthday present, but it was the only day our photographer was available!
Unfortunately, it rained the whole time for the pictures – I swear, we have the WORST luck with professional pictures – so I’m so interested to see how they all turned out!
We headed back to the hotel to change out of our wet clothes and to take a warm shower – so cold!! After, we headed to our favorite bakery for some chocolate eclairs and croissants.
It was his birthday, after all 🙂
We hit a few stores at this point and I brought home just a few souvenirs (two scarves to be exact!) and headed back to check out of our hotel. We took the subway to the Musee d’orsay but after arriving, we decided we didn’t want to wait in line for the museum since we were headed to Portugal that night. We walked our little butts to the Montemarte and Sacre Coeur – which we realized VERY quickly that even though it was supposedly 3 miles – it took about an hour and definitely felt like 20 miles!
On our way back towards the train station, we stopped and checked out Moulin Rouge – so cool!
We headed back to the hotel area (as our stuff was hanging there still) and stopped by a few cafes to enjoy a
few glass of wine and beers while sightseeing.
I told Logan I could totally move to Paris. The architecture and just way of living is so fascinating and beautiful to me – sign me up!
After drinks, we stopped by the hotel, grabbed our stuff and headed to the airport for our flight to Madeira!
Paris was truly our favorite city – we liked London but Paris… has my heart! We’re already planning our next visit there!
I’ll be recapping the final installment of our trip (to Portugal) next week and can’t wait to share with you all the fun we had there!
Have you been to Paris?! What was your favorite part?
Have a fabulous day!