After 2 weeks in France I found out that I’d only had to work for 3 days the following week. I was trying to convince friends and family members to come over and visit me or meet up in a different city in France. I was lucky enough that a friend, a former colleague of mine, Michael, was as excited as me about visiting Paris. We started making plans and decided to go to Paris for 3 days, May 1 – May 4.
I took the train on Thursday early in the morning and got to Paris in less then 3hours. Once we (finally) met up we went to search for our hotel. After walking and getting lost a few times we finally arrived and settled in. We rested a little and then decided to hit the road and find out where we were located.
The next morning we got up early to not waste any time and discover the city of love. We started off by visiting the Musée du Louvre. The Louvre is the most famous museum of Paris and one of the largest in the world. It is famous because of its building, which is a pyramid made completely out of glass. The museum contains historic artworks such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
After that we went for a shopping spree through the Champs-Elysées. It’s the very famous shopping street of Paris full of all kinds of stores. It was really crowded but it the stores were not overly full, thank goodness. We ended the day in the Eiffel Tower. It was evening by the time we got inside so it was absolutely gorgeous seeing all of the Parisian lights in the darkblue sky. We didn’t get all the way up though, it was getting a bit late, and if we were to miss our tram we would have been sleeping somewhere in the street that night, so that was a no-no, LOL.
On Saturday morning we went to the Sacré-Cœur. A very beautiful cathedral with a stunning view! There was a large square in front of it where people would just sit and chill. Michael and I decided to go inside the Sacré Coeur and find out what could be seen. So……to get up..we had to walk 300 stairs. Yep, 300 friggin’ stairs in a tiny little hole where you were bound to get dizzy. However, when we reached the top the view was amazing! Once again, we got a good glimpse over Paris.
Now, what would a trip to Paris be if you weren’t visiting the Notre Dame!? The notorious cathedral probably known for Disney’s ”The Hunchback of the Notre Dame”. The inside was very big and very detailed. It was very impressing to hear its bells tolling, more than any other church or cathedral.
Once again, we ended the night by the Eiffel Tower and try to get to the top this time, but unfortunately the top was closed. 🙁 So instead we just went for a walk and chill.
All in all, Michael and I had a blast and I actually felt like such a tourist. Personally I do think that Paris is a bit overrated because you really do not experience France at all. There are so many tourists and too many English-speaking people that it would be very hard to actually get a taste of the French culture. But, no complaints here, because I obviously LOVED IT!
*Due to some difficulties with my camera’s SD, I am not able to upload all the pictures…they’ll all be up ASAP.