A Weekend In: Paris - Day 1

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.

Squirtle - Paris, France 09/09/2016

Squirtle - Paris, France 09/09/2016

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.

Palais du Luxembourg - Paris, France 09/09/2016

Palais du Luxembourg - Paris, France 09/09/2016

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.

I Spy - Paris, France 09/09/2016

I Spy - Paris, France 09/09/2016

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.

My Girl - Paris, France 09/09/2016

My Girl - Paris, France 09/09/2016

Our first day wasn’t overly exciting but it gave us a good taste of what to expect from the rest of our weekend.

If you would like to see more photos related to this post check out the Gallery below.

If you would like to see pictures before they hit the blog then follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

I’m also on Bloglovin’ so follow me over there to be notified when new posts go up.

Have you ever had a Croque Monsieur? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading!

Rob