Paris, the city that has my heart.
I know there’s so many clichés surrounding Paris, and it being the city of love, but honestly it has a special place in my heart. I don’t know what it is that I love so much but I want to go back again and again (I must ask my boyfriend at least once a week when we will go back). I could happily spend the whole day just wondering around, hopping from one place to the next on the Metro, and admiring the cobbled streets.
As impressive as the Eiffel Tower is in the day time, you have to see it at night! We decided to go up it at night time, and the views were incredible, seeing the whole city lit up. It gets even better, as every hour on the hour it illuminates sparkling lights. This was a huge wow for me, especially as I didn’t know that this happens!
To try and make the most of our short trip, and to make sure we saw all the sights, we went on a boat tour down the Seine. There are lots of different tour operators offering these boat rides and we were able to just walk up and buy a ticket. It meant that we were able to see landmarks like the Hôtel de Ville, Notre-Dame and the Louvre Museum.
We actually visited the Louvre Museum on another day, mainly to see the Mona Lisa. It’s safe to say that art isn’t our thing, but I’m glad I’ve been so at least I know. We got in for free by showing our passports, so thankfully it wasn’t a waste of money (check before you go to see if you are eligible for free entry). Another fun thing we did was visit the chocolate museum, and took part in a workshop to make our own. They offer all you can eat chocolate as you’re walking around the museum too!
We couldn’t not go to Disneyland whilst we were here, could we?! A truly magical day, definitely not just for kids! We got the train there which took just over an hour, which I didn’t think was too bad, we were exhausted by the time we got back to our hotel though. We got tickets to both parks, and I would suggest spending half your day in each. We went backwards and forwards between the two parks and it was TIRING. I think our favourite ride was the Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster! I also loved the Ratatouille ride as its one of my favourite movies.
I’m now searching Skyscanner for cheap flights to go back, hopefully next year will be the year!