TRAVEL DIARY: PARIS – DAY 3

DSC_0512On our final full day in Paris I wanted to make sure we fit in all of the last main things to see in Paris. It was another full day of exploring and although the weather didn’t start off that great, when you’re in Paris you don’t let it bother you.

The day started off wet and miserable and we put off doing the Éiffel Tower the day beforehand because of the rain, so we just went and did it anyway. The best thing about going to the Éiffel Tower when its raining is that there’s no queue for the lift at all. Usually there’s a massive queue for the lift up which you could be waiting in for quite a while.

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Last time we were there we walked up (never again!), and after walking up Notre Dame the day before hand my legs just weren’t up for it. We got straight into the lift with no queue and we were up the top within 5 minutes, it was all so civil! The best part was that when we got up there the rain had stopped and the sun was out, so going early in the rain was 100% worth it. I know some people don’t see the point in doing something you’ve already done when you’re traveling, but when it comes to the Éiffel Tower and looking out at the amazing views around Paris I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that.

After the Éiffel Tower we just wandered the city once again. We walked around the other side of Paris to the left of the Éiffel Tower, which seemed like the more working district. The sun was still shining so of course we got some crêpes (Nutella and strawberries is my fav) and we just strolled around. We came across the most amazing bridge, and when we crossed the river it was great to the the Éiffel Tower from a different angle. As much as I love to be a tourist and sightsee, I also love to just wander and explore the unknown.
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To finish off the day we went on a nighttime boat ride on the River Seine. We already got ready for dinner so we could eat on the other side of the city for our last night. We got on the boat at around half six when there was still a bit of daylight left, but it didn’t last very long. I was extremely nervous for the boat ride because I get motion sickess very easily, and me and boats DO NOT go well together. Last time we were here and we did a boat ride I did feel a bit nautious, but somehow this time around I felt fine which never happens and I felt so relived I could enjoy it for once.

Once again it was extremely cold but watching the city get darker and the street lights illuminating the way was beautiful. You can sit inside on the boat and listen to a commentary that tells you all about the sights around Paris, but we decided to sit outside and just watch the world go by. It was hard to take photos in the dark so it was nice to just sit back and enjoy it.

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To end the night we went to Cafe Le Dóme about 5 minutes walk from the Éiffel Tower, and a restaurant we went to the last time we were here. Similar to Cafe Kléber which we went to on our first night, it had traditional French decor and the big Parisian awning outside which I LOVE.

Surprise surprise I went for a chicken burger and chips, with crème brûlée for dessert which were both amazing. The staff were very nice and it was so cosy inside. There was several other English and American families there so it’s obviously a popular place for tourists. It was such a great meal to wrap up an amazing trip, so once we had finished our food we walked around some more and had a look in some of the tourists shops because I’m such a sucker for little knick knacks!

Our flight was early enough the next day but I still have one more day to squeeze, and to summarise the trip all-round!

Hope you’re having a great start to your week,

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