The sacre coeur
We arrived at charles de gaulle airport and we were like oh my god!!! for anyone who hasn't been its one of the most confusing airports ever (and the fact that the shuttle wasn't working didnt help!). we bought a 3 day metro pass at the airport which made things easier, i think it was about 30 euros. When we got to Paris
centre we found our hotel no problem . . . the only problem there was, was there was something wrong with our room so we were moved to a different place. The lady behind reception drew us this rubbish map that we couldnt make any sense of but we knew we were staying somewhere near the sacre coeur so we headed that way. Anyway an hour and a half later we found our hotel which was about 10 mins from the first one.
me up the eiffel tower-ahhhhh!
. . disaster start to our weekend!!!! (oh and by the way cobbled streets and steep hills arn't a lot of fun to drag suitcases up!) When we got to our hotel we dumped our cases and went to look at the sacre coeur. The weather was boiling and we got lunch and sat on the grass at the bottom, where there was this crazy french lady in a tu-tu singing New York,New York!!! after lunch we walked up to the top and the views were amazing, i can see why they call it the balcony of Paris. That evening we went to see the Latin Paradis show, we left about 2 hours early to make sure we found it and it only took 20mins! the metro is so cheap and easy to use when you get to grips with it. So as we were so early we got a drink and sat at a bar and just soaked up the atmosphere of the latin quarter.
The show was amazing we had a 3 couse meal, wine and champagne . . . . was one of the best meals i've ever had. the show included dancing, singing and acrobats-very highly recommended! Was a bit drunk on the way back but still found our way back! the next morning we got up early to go to the eiffel tower before it got too busy, the views were breathtaking! After that we got on the batobus which goes up and down the river and you can jump on and off at 8 different stops- i think there was one every 15 mins. The next stop after the eiffel tower was the Notre-Dame. We queued for about 45mins to go up the towers but when we were up there it was great-the bells went of when we were up-scared the crap out of me!!!!! After the Notre-Dame we went to Jardines de sciences.
the arc de triomph
As it was sunday most thing were closed but we walked around the gardens which were beautiful and there was a little zoo. Next stop was the louvre-just the enterance was spectacular but inside was amazing. we had to fit everything into that one full day as we were leaving early the next day so our last stop was the champs-elysees which is a long walk at the end of a tiring day-but well worth it. The arc de triomph was buzzing with life and there were bands and entertainers around, the end to a perfect day. We ate out that night at a place near our hotel (about 11pm) and then took a walk to the sacre coeur to look at it at night , was kinda spooky! It was a busy weekend but was really fun. Would definatley go back maybe for 4 or 5 days so i can see everything!