When In Paris…

When In Paris…

BONJOUR,

I have been meaning to write this post for yonks and finally it’s here. hooray. I went to Paris last November for my 22nd birthday & I completely fell head over heels in love with the city.

We travelled down to London on a Thursday night to stay in a hotel, dropped our bags off and headed straight to Covent Garden (why would you not). Of course it being the end of November all the christmas lights were up!

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Anyway back to the wonders of Paris, we were booked on the 6am Eurostar to Paris which was a struggle I’ll can tell you but very exciting at the same time. Soon as we arrived to Paris we were determined to walk from the Eurostar to Sacré-Cœur, Paris, I had heard mixed reviews about walking to the top but stuff it we did it & WOW I’m so glad we did, we were not ready for what we were about to see..

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We then decided to go on a slow walk to our hotel (which was miles away!), I feel in love with all the little streets we had to walk-through..

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After an hour & a half of walking the streets of Paris we thought it was about time we had a spot of lunch, but of course everything was in bloody French, Rob and I are useless and I mean useless at French. So there’s us Trip Advising every restaurant we walk past and finally we were so hungry we popped in to anything we could see, I cannot remember the name of it but I was a lovely meal, Rob had burger and chips (typical boys!) and I opted for Cheese and ham salad toasties which were amazing and could have partly been because I was so HANGRY. We both ordered cokes as you can see and shortly regretted it due to them being €5.00 EACH! We were both fully fuelled and carried on out travels, next stop Arc de Triomphe. We left the restaurant not realising Arc de Triomphe was down the road!

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If you look the other way from Arch de Triomphe, you can see all the way down Champs-Élysée and in the distance is Roue de Paris. After being blown away we decided it was time to head to our hotel and drop of stuff of, we stayed at RADISSON BLU LE DOKHAN’S HOTEL, PARIS TROCADÉRO. When we arrived we were asked if we had been to Paris before, we answered with no it’s our first time and then we were upgraded to Business Class! We headed up to our room and were shown how to use this amazing lift. Yes it is covered in LV!!

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Soon as we got to our room I couldn’t believe the size of the bed and me being me had to jump on it!

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Quick freshen up and change of clothes it was time to head to Champs-Élysée for a spot of shopping. I’m not a big fan of Abercrombie and Fitch but when we stumbled across this shop; I’ve never seen anything like it (sounding old now).

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Here are some other snaps that were taken..

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DINNER TIME, we were recommend a Entrecôte from someone I work with. We didn’t really know what to expect, there were about 50 people queuing outside waiting for the doors to open at 7, it was a first come first serve and no booking. While waiting lots of people were asking if we had been before and explain how amazing the food was. We lucky got seated and were given our salad (there is no menu for this restaurant)soon as that had been demolished our steak and chips arrived, you have half of your steak and when you have finished that, you have the other dished up to you. WOW WOW WOW. it was incredible and would really recommend anyone that goes to Paris to go to  Entrecôte. Sadly I got no pictures of the food or restaurant!

Now it was time for what I had been waiting for for years, yes the Eiffel Tower. Words can not describe the beauty of the Eiffel Tower, I was so use to seeing it as a small figurine and now here it was infront of my eyes, it was HUGE.

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Rob & I had decided previously to go up the Eiffel Tower the day after but when we arrived there was hardly a queue so decided to go up there and then, I’m so glad we did as it was the most amazing experience at night.

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As we were upgraded to business class we got a complementary breakfast!

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We then took a very slow stroll to Notre Dame along La Seine via Eiffel Tower,

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Looking back it was the most amazing two days of my life, I really enjoyed every second & would really recommend going to Paris, just be aware it is VERY expensive!

Have you ever been to Paris? Where did you stay? Would you go back?

H xx

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9 Comments

  1. March 8, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Hi Hannah – Glad to see another fellow lover of all things Parisienne!
    What a fabulous birthday treat… and magical stay.
    xx

  2. March 8, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    What a lovely post! I really want to visit Paris someday 🙂

    Sarah | Sarahanne14

  3. March 19, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am so incredibly jealous that you were able to see London and Paris at Christmas time. I visited those places the summer I was 17, and I loved them! I am happy that you had such a great time!

  4. March 22, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    My first visit to Paris and London was during Christmas time too! It was the perfect weather and of course, the Christmas market!

  5. March 22, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    My first visit to London and Paris was during Christmas too! The weather was perfect and so did the Christmas market! Wish to go back again one day.

  6. March 22, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Ah this post is awesome! I went to Paris lady Summer and went to most of the places you went to too. Except that cool restaurant! My friend has never been so we’re going together and this has got me excited all over again!

  7. April 3, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    never was in London and Paris during Christmas but it sounds magical 🙂

  8. April 6, 2015 / 7:34 am

    Loved your pics of the Eiffel Tower. I didn’t realize it was so tall!!

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