Paris Travel Blog

Paris Travel Blog

In 2014, I decided to visit a dear friend of mine in England. Somewhere along the planning process, my mom joined me, and we added Paris onto our itinerary. We took the train under the English Channel to get there.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Paris is not my favorite. It just wasn’t my cup of tea, but it sure was beautiful, and I’ll share the parts I did like with you!

This is one of the views from the top of the Eiffel. We caught it right around sunset and it was just lovely.

I was twenty when we went on this trip, and it was my first time abroad. I don’t think any of it will ever be anything short of magical in my memory. I enjoyed our sweet tiny room in the Hotel Eiffel Toureen. You could see the tower if you leaned out the window a bit. Mom and I enjoyed lying on the bed with the October breeze floating through the room.

The open air cafes were pretty much my favorite thing about Europe. The hot chocolate was amazing, and there were always dogs.

There was a crepe there at some point. haha

The lock bridge was already destroyed by the time we visited, but they still had lots of fences like this.

The Louvre was fun to see. I mostly just really liked this glass pyramid. We didn’t spend very much time there, just enough to see a few things and the tiny Mona Lisa. It’s more enjoyable if you just hang around and don’t try to see everything. This painting of dogs was my favorite.

We only spent 3 days in Paris, which was plenty for us. We took a Big Bus Tour, and saw a lot of beautiful things from the outside. If I went back again, I’d try to see Notre Dame from the inside.

This is a picture of the best ham and cheese sandwich I’ve ever eaten.

Did you know the Eiffel Tower sparkles each night on the hour? It’s quite a scene.

French breakfast is all carbs. I’m so glad this was before I went completely gluten free. It was all fantastic.

Thanks for reading!