To begin our Summer break adventure, we left London Gatwick on Sunday night and landed in Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris after midnight. Let it be known – trains do not after midnight so finding your way into the city means finding your Uber driver somewhere amongst of sea of tourists, locals and black cars 🤷🏽♀️ alas, you will eventually locate your driver and make you way to your accommodation!
Day 1 – we smashed a total of 20km on foot while also making good use of the metro due to the fact that we had purchased a 2 day ticket and wanted to get our moneys worth! The metro is fantastic as it can literally take you anywhere and to all of the cities best spots!
We first visited the Louvre and got the classic shot (I was not quite on point 🤦🏽♀️)
Then it was off for a baguette, coffee and crepes in the Tuileries garden where the view is best taken in from a bistro chair in the sunshine 🙌🏽
An obvious choice for lunch was to try the standard Escargot aka snails 🐌. I had already tried them on my last trip to Paris but watching Aleesa attempt to remove the snail from its shell was worth it. Overall, she gave them a 7.5/10 and noted that anything covered in garlic butter tastes good. We were left pondering how the snails are farmed and cooked…
One of Aleesa’s favourite things in life are Crepes so naturally we went on the hunt for the best crepes we could find in Paris. Our dreams came true with Les Embruns located near the Place de la Bastille.
Nearby is a cheeky little spot that specifically states “no photography” however you will find at least 30 other people silently photographing what is known as the Notting Hill of Paris in one colorful street.
Our day was only fulfilled further by the best dessert I have ever consumed. A chocolate mousse filled cake, covered with chocolate icing and based with a hint of raspberry creating perfection. It’s has been said that it could only be topped by Aleesa’s Aunty Vicki’s desserts.
Day 2 involved extreme bravery on my behalf, and zero from Aleesa. Alas, we climbed to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower (or the open air scrap of metal depending how you look at it) but the view from the top was magnificent, even if I hugged the pole and refused to stand on the transparent glass floor.
An absolute must do is to see the Eiffel Tower and night and the most popular spot was the Trocadéro Gardens where the Metro drops you right outside. On the hour, the Eiffel Tower lights will flash for 5 minutes and you cannot miss it!
Overall, Paris was a glorious start to our trip and we highly recommend all of the above 💁🏽♀️💁🏼♀️🥞🐌🗼🇫🇷
Over & Out.