So I am back after a very busy couple of weeks between travelling and trying to get my college work done at the same time I haven’t had time to write a blog post in a couple of weeks but here we go….
So when you think of France the first place that comes to mind is Paris, I mean it is the capital and one of the most famous cities in the world. As I am in living in France and am only a train journey away from Paris I thought it would be rude not to go for a weekend break, so that’s exactly what I did along with two of my friends. We decided to go from Saturday to Monday as none of us have lectures on Monday this semester.Our weekend was short but we made the most of it.
Our day on Saturday started extremely early as we decided to get the train at 6:00am to make the most out of our short time in the ‘City of Lights’. After 3 hour train journey of playing games to keep ourselves awake we finally arrived in Paris and set about finding our hotel to drop our bags off and begin the exploring. We stayed in little 3 star hotel called the Astotel George Opera about a 10 minute walk from the Moulin Rouge and Montmartre. It was in a prefect location and was a lovely hotel with moustaches everywhere and an ‘open bar’ in the afternoon with drinks and snacks. There was also a vintage foosball table in the lobby area for guests to play.
We left our bags in the hotel and headed to see the sights. We started with the Moulin Rouge and then headed to Montmartre which was amazing. I had never been to the Montmartre before and it was stunning especially because we had such a nice day and the blue skies in the background was amazing. After this we headed back to the hotel to get our rooms and refuel the bodies before we headed out that evening again. The weather was still nice even though it was cold so we decided to walk to the L’Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysée which gave us a chance to see more of Paris at a time of the day when all the lights were beginning to be turned on. It was beautiful. The L’Arc de Triomphe was amazing with the sun setting behind it and all of the lights illuminating it. Next on to the Champs Elysée and the Christmas markets that were in full swing with little wooden chalets on either side of the street. The Christmas music was blaring and the mulled wine was flowing, it really was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. While we were there we couldn’t stop ourselves from popping into M&S to buy some snacks and a pasta salad for dinner. Yum!!
It was then time to head to Le Tour Eiffel and see it in all its glory lit up at night. By this time we had been walking for around 5 hours and had been up since the early hours of the morning but it was all worth it in the end. It still amazes me how someone could build such an amazing structure without the modern technology of today. Amazing! We were truly wrecked after this so it was time to get the Metro back to the hotel and relax with our M&S goodies in front of the TV before another busy day.
On Sunday we headed to Disneyland but I will write another post on that because this post will be thousands of words long if I try to fit it all in here so stay tuned for this….
Monday saw the end of our weekend. We spent the morning wandering around Galeries Lafayette looking at all the clothes we had only dreamed of such as Chanel , Prada and Gucci. Then of course I had to get a postcard and a little key-ring to remember the trip. Finally we had to head back to reality and college. It was amazing to take a little break away from all the work that college life brings and just relax and enjoy life with friends. I took way to many photos on the weekend but here are just a few that I hope show you just how beautiful Paris is. I would definitely recommend going to Paris if you get the chance.