We caught the Eurostar to continue our 14 day trip with EF College Break in Paris. If you haven’t read about our first stop in London, you will want to!
Paris is the city that I’ve always seen in movies and television or read about in books and fantasized about one day going there. I wanted to experience the awe that is (bring out your best French accent here) Paris.
Our first night there we broke into smaller groups and had dinner at Le Jardin du Roy. We all obviously had to try escargot…I’m a pickyyyy eater, but I at least tried it! I also had the best French onion soup I’ve ever had, which was perfect for the Paris weather which was a little colder and definitely had more rain than we had seen in London.
The next day was filled with SO many sights, but I wanted to see Paris and boy did I! You have to try their crepes, we stopped at a stand near the Eiffel Tower and I realized I could probably eat a crepe with nutella, bananas and strawberries every day and never tire of it. Seeing the city that morning from our river cruise on the Seine was beautiful! I definitely recommend making time to see the city this way.
We then went to the Eiffel Tower and we went ALL the way up! That song was obviously playing in my head for such an awesome moment. A lift took us to the top and the wind was howling when we got up there and unfortunately, the champagne bar was closed that day, but the 360-degree views, breathtaking. *Side-note: If you opt to take the stairs back down, be prepared to put some serious steps in*
Up next was The Louvre Museum where I made a point to see The Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. If you’re a big history and museum buff, then you will get lost in here at all there is to see.
I got to see the outside of the Notre Dame Cathedral and it’s beautiful! There is a line aka queue to get in, probably varies throughout the day if you would like to go inside. I hope to see the inside when I go back as well as the catacombs underneath Paris! I’ve heard great things about them.
You must walk up and down the Champs de Elyses at least once just to say you did. Stop at La Duree to pick up a few of their famous and yummy macaroons, they were delicious! You can see the Arc de Triompe at the end of the street and it just gets larger and larger as you approach it. A good spot to take pictures or to just take in this great piece of architecture.
Paris was filled with a lot of things, so I’m going to make this post into a two-parter…means you’ll have to come back to read the second post!
Happy travels! 🙂