My Final Two Days In Paris

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Days 1 and 2 of my trip to Paris were pretty great with a lot of walking, a lot of climbing and some amazing pastries so it was safe to say we had high expectations for the next two days of the trip.

Saturday morning started off lazy again and then we headed off in search of The Louvre. The museum was meant to be about a ten-minute walk from our hotel but due to getting lost/ sidetracked it took us almost an hour of hunting until we finally spotted the iconic pyramids. I’ve been to the museum before and it is fascinating and so I was pretty excited to explore it again. The Venus De Milo is still my favourite item in the museum and it was nice that it wasn’t too packed around here to get a proper look, although not the same can be said about the Mona Lisa. There was way more security around the painting than I saw last time and it was packed, I wanted to shout to everyone to turn around and see the epic last supper painting on the wall opposite! After leaving the Louvre we managed to spot the bridge where the locks had been moved to and it was so sweet reading the notes on them all.


Next up we visited the Musee De L’Orangerie which is home to the Monet Water Lilly paintings (I know such a cultured day! haha). The queues here took way longer than the Louvre surprisingly but it was an amazing galleries. I thought the Water Lilly’s was a singular painting but it’s actually eight paintings which make up the Water Lilly collection, all seemingly similar but shown through different times of the day so some are light and airy like it would be at dawn and others dark and eerie. There was another massive exhibition downstairs housing Picasso paintings and various more which was also really interesting to look over.

As we barely ate anything today we opted for a pretty big early dinner down the Champs Elysees which we had been to the day before then it was time to make our way back to the Eiffel Tower for a night time viewing. We’d seen the lit up tower and it’s on the hour sparkling lights the night before but it’s a totally different experience up close and I honestly think the tower is even more beautiful at night. As we had already gone up to the top the day before we opted to go to the second level and walk it. I don’t know how many steps it was up, I didn’t want to scare us before we started, but it was so worth the walk for the views, especially as the tower sparkled while we were walking, Although thank god my epilepsy isn’t bad as it was like strobe lights going mental!

Eiffel Tower night

After snapping loads of pictures and trying not to cry from the wind we made our descent and got some well-deserved Nutella crepes which are incredible and gave us time to see the tower sparkle again for the next hour. It had to be done!

Sunday was a day we didn’t do a great deal as by the time we had packed, had breakfast and checked out of hotel we only had about four hours to kill before we had to head to the airport :( so we opted to head to the Les Invalides museum which is where Napolean’s tomb was housed in a really pretty domed building. It was really interesting to look around although annoyingly it decided to rain quite a bit when we were queuing up so we did look like drowned rats pretty quickly. We had just enough time after to grab a quick bite to eat and pop to some souvenir shops on the way to collect our bags before the journey to the airport.

April 21, 2016
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  • PrettyLusciousThings

    Oh your trip sounds wonderful. I went to Paris years ago but I would love to go again and see the sights.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I have been to Paris a few times, but still never seen the Mona Lisa. I guess I will just have to go back again :)

  • sarah Lea

    I’d love to visit Paris, it looks and sounds like such a beautiful city! The Eiffel tower looks amazing lit up at night! And Nutella Crepes? Omg, yes please!!

  • Honestly it sounds like you had such an amazing time during your days in Paris – and really made the most of every moment. x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    It sounds like you have had a blast – I am super jealous and feeling very inspired to head to Paris now! Hx

  • Renna Creighton

    Ooooohhhh you’ve made me want to go back to Paris, just so I can do all the things I never did before

  • Beth

    sounds like you had an amazing time! I so would love to visit Paris one day x

  • Mellissa Williams

    I totally get what you are saying about The Lourve and the Mona Lisa. Last time we were in Paris, just outside the Lourve, we were almost scammed by someone trying to say we dropped a gold ring!

  • The eiffel tower looks beautiful all lit up- never thought of going back in the evening to do it again!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I would love to go there with my hubby it looks great.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I have never been to Paris, it has never appealed, but I have to admit, you have caught my attention with going to the Lourve x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love would to go to Paris x

  • Wow what a jam packed tour. I have heard so many people say that they recommend the Last Supper over the Mona Lisa any day.

  • Looks like you have had the most enjoyable trip to Paris.

  • Paris is so beautiful. We visited the love bridge as well.

  • kitty kaos

    I am dying to go back to Paris now I am old enough to appreciate it and it looks so beautiful x

  • Sam Bresnahan

    I would love to go to Paris, I see pictures and just want to book a flight and go now haha
    Great pictures also!

  • Aw sorry that it is coming to the end of your stay but you have made so many magical memories and I am sure there will be plenty more memories!

  • I love the Musee de l’orangerie ! It’s so relaxing in there with all those watercolours :)

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