If you would’ve asked me a year ago where I’d like to go on vacation, Paris probably wouldn’t have been my first choice. Why? I don’t know. As much as I wanted to see the Eiffel Tower, I thought I’d never like the city itself. I was so wrong! I loved every bit of our time in Paris!
One of the reasons we went to Paris in the first place was very affordable airfare. I thought “Why not, we can start our trip there!”. So we spend four days in Paris and let me tell you…It was worth it!!! I loved the city, its architecture, streets filled with scooters and bikes, houses with those small balconies that are just big enough to put flower pots on, the authentic French baguette, little pastry shops full of yummy things, art galleries and cozy cafes. We definitely abused trip adviser in order to find the best places to eat, and we enjoyed every single one of them. In case you are wondering, we didn’t try any snails, even though they were pretty much on every menu at every restaurant. As adventurous as I am in trying new foods, I wasn’t brave enough to try snails. Not even mentioning Michael here, as he is a really plain eater, so it was meat and fries for him most of the time!
We rode an open top bus around Paris that took us to all the tourist sights. We took an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower and gazed at breathtaking city views. We didn’t have a picnic at Champ de Mars but we enjoyed some French crepes (well, me mostly) and baguette hot dogs from nearby food trucks. We wandered the shore of Seine River and adored the variety of houseboats we saw along the way. We visited Notre Dame de Paris and Sacre-Couer Basilica. We climbed the steps to the top of Arc de Triomphe, walked the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysees, strolled through the beautiful lawns of Luxembourg Gardens, hiked through tiny streets of Montmartre Village to the city’s highest point, and took a selfie with famous Mona Lisa (I think the room she was in was the most crowded place we visited in Paris!). And last but not least, we had a sunrise photo session at Trocadero (thanks to Two in Paris – your Paris Photographer), so we can have some awesome photos to remember Paris by.
Even though our time here was short, it was enough to fall in love with this beautiful city! I hope to see you again, Paris! Au revoir!
To see more photos from this trip check out my Instagram Story Highlights @diana_gramlich.