The City of Love, as we all know it to be. Yes, I am aware I am late on writing this post since it was supposed to continue after London, but I honestly didn’t think it would take me this long to get back into my groove after pregnancy. And well, the pregnancy post was a must for me! Now, back to beautiful Paris. I went around this time last year and I fell in love with the architecture. Never in a million years did I think I would see the Eiffel Tower- I had to actually stare at it for a while to make sure I was actually there LOL. So many beautiful cafés on every corner, and so many sights to see in such little time. I went for 5 days and didn’t get to see it all, but I will be sharing what I did and some of the attractions I missed that were on my list.
I got to Paris in the late afternoon, so it was a chill day for us; we just walked around the hotel and nearby restaurants.
Palais de Chaillot: Best view of the Eiffel Tower. Great spot to take pictures and of course admire the beautiful view!
Eiffel Tower: Climbing to the top was not on my to-do list, so I cannot give you too much info on that LOL. I really just wanted to walk around and under it.
Arc de Triomphe: Here, we bought the Red Bus 2-day pass which includes a riverboat ride. I usually never do the bus tours because I love to walk — which we did a lot of — but it was super cold that day and I didn’t want to miss out, plus I was pregnant so I was extra tired!
Don’t worry you won’t get all this construction, we just happen to go the week before the president’s meeting to commemorate the end of World War I.
Notre Dame Cathedral: We didn’t get to go inside because the line was sooooo long! We decided just to take pictures from the outside.
Watched Paris Saint-Germain F.C.: This is a very popular soccer team in Paris. It was an amazing game! Plus seeing my husband so excited about it was awesome! He is a huge soccer fan!
Montmartre: This neighborhood was one of my favorites, as it had such cute little cafés. The best part is that this is where many artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, and many others used to come for inspiration. It was incredible to see where Van Gogh used to hang out — AMAZING for an art freak like me! LOL.
Sacre-Coeur: Gorgeous church on top of the hill, with an amazing view!
Moulin Rouge: What a show! I personally loved it! It was a very sexy and elegant performance. We were not allowed to take pictures during the show. The tickets can be purchased on their website or on-site.
Versailles: I recommend you make a day-trip because Versailles is about an hour from the city and the garden and museum are huge! They are closed Mondays from the last time I checked, but make sure you verify before making the trip there. During the time we went, they had free entrance on the first Sunday of every month in the wintertime.
Eiffel Tower Night Lights: They start at 8 pm every night. You cannot miss this, it’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I suggest going during the day and also at night, both are beautiful but each time has a different romantic feel that makes you believe you’re in a romance movie LOL.
I was grabbing so hard to the edge and I was leaning as far back as I could lol so afraid I was going to fall.
Louvre Museum: It’s free on the first Sunday of every month and closes on Tuesdays. I had to go in because I was determined to not leaving Paris without seeing the Mona Lisa! The amount of people that come to this museum is insane, so plan your trip in advance.
Jardin du Palais: Fun little park to take cute pictures. It’s walking distance from the Louvre.
Pont Neuf: One of many famous love locks bridges, but unfortunately when we got there they had taken all the locks down because it was weighing the bridge down. Although most locks were removed, they have some sections that still have locks, and there is more than one bridge just like this one. The original love lock bridge is “Le Pont des Arts.”
River Boat Ride: It is a great way to see the city as well. We did ours at night to have more of a romantic feel on our last day in Paris.
Things I missed and wished I had seen:
Musee d’Orsay (Close on Monday’s)
I hope this helps if you’re planning a visit to the City of Love. I know there are many other things I missed so research more on this beautiful city.
Originally published at http://katsandnats.com on December 11, 2019.