I just spent lovely weekend in Paris.People call Paris the most romantic city in
the world and I can see why.This is a
trip that at first I was going to do alone, however I am so glad that I was
able to recruit people to come along with me.Two other friends from school came to Paris and we called it a girl’s
weekend filed with sightseeing, eating out, and shopping.It definitely made for a different experience
because if I had gone alone it would have been a lot different.
I arrived to Paris on Thursday
evening.One of my friends came that
evening with another friend that evening as well.
Since we arrived late in the evening, we only
went to dinner and came back to the hotel to prepare for the next day.Friday was a big day for us.We went for lunch at Lizard Lounge near Hotel
De Ville since we heard that is a good place for lunch. The food there was
really good and we got recommendations from our waitress on things to do for
the evening.Once we finished lunch we
walked along the Seine River to Norte Dame and then to Musee D’Orsay.We then walked down Champs Elysees to the Arc
de Triumphe.Of course along the way, we
stopped into a couple of shops to grab some items.Afterwards we headed over to dinner at a nice
restaurant.Since we were in probably
one of the most expensive districts of Paris, we had to search around for about
30 minutes to find good food at a decent price.The restaurant was actually pretty nice and the food was good.After dinner we went back to the hotel so
that we could meet another friend who was coming in that evening.Overall, it was a good first day.
Saturday was just the same as Friday.
We had plans to go on a walking tour, however
we overslept and missed the tour.Instead we went for a late breakfast and then to the Louvre.The Louvre is a fantastic museum.It is huge, however we planned the areas of
the museum that we really wanted to see and visited those.I liked the museum for a number of reasons –
the architecture inside is gorgeous and it has a vast selection of
artwork.I liked the sculptures more
than anything since I am not really that into art prior to the 19th
century.That is the main difference
between the Louvre and Musee D’Orsay, which is why I liked Musee D’Orsay a bit
more.After the Louvre we walked down
Champs Elysees for more shopping and later headed over to dinner in the Tour
Eiffel area.The food here was
amazing.After dinner we went to the
Eiffel Tower for the usual tourist visit.After viewing the Eiffel Tower at night I can definitely say that it
looks completely different and much better than the way it looks during the
day.We became so crazy with taking
pictures at the Tour Eiffel that we almost missed our train back to the hotel.
La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower) during the day
Luckily we were able to catch the last train
to make it back to the hotel.
Sunday morning, my friend Stacey and I went
to Laduree for breakfast since we heard that this is the best place for
macaroons. The reviews are more than correct on this one.I had a croissant, tea, and a selection of
macaroons.We tried about eight
different macaroons and were in heaven.We liked the macaroons so much that we decided tobuy some to take as gifts to family.We were in such a good mood after Laduree
that we went for more shopping.It was
a good and relaxing day.
Everyone left on Sunday so I was alone on
Monday.It felt different to be in the
city by myself and made me realize how good it was to have friends on the trip
with me.I went to Angelina for
breakfast and hot chocolate, which the restaurant is famous for.I ordered the Afikans Chocolate and it was
really good.The croissant was the same
as yesterday, no big difference.After
Angelina, I went to the Musee L’Orangerie.
Me at the Arc
This museum was small and nice.What I liked most about this museum is that it had a large collection of
Monet’s Water Lilies.There was also
most impressionist art in the museum as well.After the museum I strolled through theTuileries Gardens to relax and enjoy the beautiful day.
I really enjoyed my trip to Paris.I think that Paris is a wonderful city and
even though I did not have time to visit everything, I plan to come back so
that I can really enjoy the city.
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