All i can say is when you head to Paris DON’T just be a tourist. I mean obviously you need to visit all the gorgeous monuments but stay in the heart of Paris, amongst the hustle and bustle. Trust me you’ll enjoy it so much more.
Our hotel ‘Hotel Le Notre Dame St Michel’ was surprisingly affordable and possibly one of the best hotels i’ve ever stayed in! It’s near the Latin Quarter where you’ll find most bars and restaurants, perfect for families or couples. The river Seine is basically the view from the bedroom and the decor and the view of Notre Dame was just breathtaking! (Room 42 in case you’re planning a trip!)
Don’t forget, not only is the metro round the corner (one stop from the airport and one stop to The Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysee and Sacré-Cœur) but across the bridge you’ll find the night cruise, midnight street dancing , the Louvre, the beautiful Lock Bridge and so so much more. All walking distance away.
The Lock Bridge – There’s just something so romantic and charming about this place. Words or even pictures cannot describe the feeling you have when you throw those keys into the water. The uncertainty of the unknown. it’s just so romantic.
Notre Dame at night
Poor photo i know but hundreds of people gather every night on the bank of the river Seine to drink, chat and unwind. Drink wine and eat baguettes (i know it’s sterotypical but it’s true and it’s amazing).
Close up..there was a mix of all music from r’n’b to salsa. Just incredible.
Eiffel Tower at night
Small beach to satisfy the needs of the Parisian crowds!
Me.. viewing some vintage art, magazine and music.
I wanted everything!
What a ceiling inside the Louvre!
I have never been more DISAPPOINTED with this piece of art. The Mona Lisa. What the hell! It was so small and so far away my camera has zoomed in to take this and it’s still tiny. Not impressed.
Sacré-Cœur – just stunning!
Our selfie collage!
Tip; Buy all your tickets to all attractions when you get there from a shop called Fnac. The boat tour was only 9 euros and the Eiffel Tower tour i think we got on the day, we just arrived early. The transfers from the airport to the hotel again was about 9euros, very cheap so don’t fall for buying things in advance you really don’t need to.
If in doubt ask your hotel guide. If you can speak a little french , just the basic Bonjour and Merci will do. You’ll find people will be more inclined to help you if you’re polite and take an interest in the culture and language.
Champs Elysee…Laduree…wow!Having never tasted a macaron before i was blown away! Why did no one ever tell me about this? We queued for 20minutes, bought 2, ate them outside, minds were blown, queued again for 30 minutes and practically bought the entire shop! Worth it!