If you don’t already know Emily and myself spent a weekend in Paris at the start of the month, if you missed my Day 1 post then check it out HERE.
Day 2 started with a trip up the Eiffel Tower, we set off from our hotel at around 9am and after a couple of buses we arrived at our destination. Security is high around the tower so after a short security check we were in! As we were there so early the queue for tickets was fairly short so we got ourselves immediate access tickets to the top. The trip up to the observation decks was an interesting one, double decker lifts moving diagonally is definitely an experience. We skipped levels 1 and 2 and headed straight up to the top. The outside viewing area isn’t very big and was jam packed with people. We did manage to get to the edge to admire the amazing 360degree view over Paris. I got some awesome pictures from the top and think they were the best I took the whole trip!
Once the top started to get busier we made our way back down to level 2, then down to level 1 before heading back down to the base. We hung around the base for a while before heading over the road to the river for a spot of lunch. We grabbed a simple lunch, sandwich and chips, before jumping on a river cruise. We cruised down the river seine for an hour soaking up the sights, enjoying the sun and heat along the way.
From the river cruise our next stop was the Arc de Triomphe, we strolled over there trying to stick to the shady patches after being beaten on by the sun for an hour. Once there we snapped some pictures but didn’t hang around for long. The reason being was that we wanted to have a shop down the Champs-Élysées, where I bought a Paris Levi’s tee and emily picked up a shirt from Zara. When we made our way to the end we had a nosey round the most impressive Abercrombie and Fitch I’ve ever been in before grabbing a well deserved adult drink at a nice bar with the funniest waiter.
From our well deserved adult drink it was time to eat. Emily found a Gluten Free restaurant, called NoGlu, not too far from where we were that thats where we headed, passing the Fontaine des Mers and the Academie Nationale de Musique before reaching our destination, for an amazing meal that hit exactly the right spot. Our day ended here as we just made our way back to the hotel for the night.
If there are 3 things you need to do in Paris then the Eiffel Tower, a River Cruise and Arc de Triomphe/Champs-Élysées are definitely the 3 you need to do.
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