Recently myself and Emily took a trip to Paris, France. We booked the trip 5 days prior to going and got a really good deal on flights and our hotel. We flew from Manchester Airport at 7:05am to arrive in Paris at 9:40am local time. The first thing we did was head straight to the hotel, we stayed at the Mecure Paris Malakoff Parc des Expositions. After dropping most of our belongings we made our way up to the Catacombs. The Catacombs are a network of underground tunnels and quarries used to store the dead when the cemeteries started over flowing. We weren’t allowed to take pictures in the tunnels so sorry about that but I can highly recommend visiting if you are ever is Paris, just make sure you pre-book like we did or you will be stood in a line all day.
From the Catacombs we took stroll though the Jardin du Luxembourg, where I saw this cute little turtle fountain. As we strolled further though the park we were surrounded by people enjoying the afternoon sun. We reached the other end of the park and found the Luxembourg Palace. The palace is a huge architectural masterpiece and is such a beautiful building.
After gazing in awe at the palace we made our way towards the Pantheon, but before we made it to the Pantheon we stopped for a bite to eat. We ate at a beautiful french restaurant, I had a Croque Monsieur and Emily had an Omelette. From our food stop we carried on the the Pantheon, we didn’t go inside, just admired from the outside. The view away from the Pantheon was amazing, we could see the Eiffel Tower just peaking out over the trees and buildings.
From the Pantheon we headed over to Notre-Dame where we just hung out for a while. I had been having problems with my ribs prior to travelling and by this point in the day I was in agony, so instead of staying out any longer or going inside Notre-Dame we headed back to the hotel to I could take some pain killers and rest.
Our first day wasn’t overly exciting but it gave us a good taste of what to expect from the rest of our weekend.
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