How have you all been?
This post is going to be the start of a series all about my visit to Paris. I've been so excited to get all of my photographs together and organised so I could share my trip with you! I did initially plan on doing just a couple of posts, but as I took sooooo many photos I'm going to upload a little day by day Paris journal so that I can share it all! My Mister and I took our trip to Paris as a holiday rather than a short city break, so we crammed a whole load of stuff into six days. We shied away from public transport, and worked out we walked around one hundred miles in total over the course of the week!! So without further ado, here is part one of our Parisian adventure!
Our flight from Newcastle to Paris was an early one, so we were on Paris time at around 9.25 am. For those of you that have visited Paris and flown to Charles De Gaulle before you'll know two things, that CDG is enormous (I mean it should have it's own currency its so big!!) and second, that it's quite a trek away from the centre of Paris. So, we booked a ticket onto an Air France bus to the Champs Elysee...and my first encounter of Paris when we finally got dropped off was this...
|The Arc de Triomphe...breathtaking!|
And that was the beginning of my Paris love affair. Our hotel, 'The Quality Hotel Malasherbes' was about a half hour's walk from the Arc and along the route I was completely in awe of everything!! The buildings in Paris are so beautiful; it has the most amazing architecture and the patisseries and little cafes just add to that authentic French feel. We were too early to check in, so after leaving our cases we wandered back up to the Arc for a McDonalds (I know classy right, but you can't beat an McD's abroad!) and to explore.
|This was a 5 star hotel along the way...how pretty does the window look?|
At check-in time, we were totally exhausted so headed back to the hotel for a power nap!
|The bed was un-believable!|
Our day two in Paris was set to be a busy one, with a boat trip along the Seine booked for the morning and a trip up the Eiffel Tower on the night. With this is mind, we decided to take the end of our first day to explore some more so we'd know exactly where to go on the second. The weather was absolutely glorious and so much better then we'd expected, so it was lovely to walk along the Seine with the sun beaming down and the warm summer breeze blowing past us! When we got to the Eiffel Tower it was sheer madness, there were people absolutely everywhere!! But the first time you see it, the feeling you get is absolutely amazing. I have to confess, I don't think it's anywhere near the most beautiful building in Paris but I love that wherever you are you can see it and that it always seems to pop up out of nowhere! I couldn't resist getting my photo taken in front of it, it was such an exciting way to start our holiday!
|We look so tired here...but the Eiffel selfie just has to be done!|
See you soon for day two mon amies!