This lovely holiday took place on the 8th – 12th of September 2017.
It’s been a year since we went to Paris, France for our honeymoon. The city has always been my dream destination and I am so glad my amazing husband brought me to the City of Love. We flew on a Friday afternoon and got there just before evening. We stayed at Hotel Felicien by Elegancia as among the hotels in the city centre, it was the one with a swimming pool and sauna. Click this link to see my hotel review. Here’s the list of the things we have done to maximise our stay in Paris.
We arrived in the hotel just before evening. We went for dinner in Le Mirabeau which gave us a great start of our honeymoon because we had lovely foods. I tried the famous escargot and man, I loved it!
Day 2 was the day to meet the famous Eiffel Tower. The weather had been very playful, as it rained a bit but then started to get sunny as noon time approaches. As expected, the Eiffel Tower was majestic. After spending half of the day around the Eiffel tower and the Trocadero, we headed back to the hotel for a swim and also to take some time to rest. In the evening, we went to an O’Brien’s Irish pub where we had a nice dinner and headed to another pub called ‘Éclair.
I have to say that Paris is an expensive place, so one has to keep an eye out to their expenditure or you’ll come home with a maxed credit card!
We went to see the Catacombs of Paris in the morning. It was very interesting because behind all the old skulls and bones are stories about the people who died in those tunnels. After that we went for coffee in a café near the exit of the Catacombs. We headed to Arc de Triomphe in the afternoon followed by a mini shopping in Champs-Elysees. No, I did not go to Louis Vuitton. I only needed to get some jumpers and I bought them from H&M. haha
After having another wonderful dinner, we went to see the Moulin Rouge and the street that is famous for adult entertainment… 😊
The morning started with nice coffee in Starbucks near the Palais Garnier. Obviously, I took the chance to have a photo op in front of the opera house. Next, we went to one of my favourite tourist spots in Paris, the Louvre Museum. This is where the famous Mona Lisa painting is displayed. The museum holds thousands of masterpieces that look more brilliant in person that in photos. After spending about 2 hours in the museum, we headed to another magnificent place, the Notre Dame cathedral, but on the way we stopped by Paris: Esmeralda which is unrecommended because of their rude customer service. Click this review for more details about our horrible experience.
The Notre Dame Cathedral is a mesmerising structure and I can’t help but stare at the architecture. My hunger took us to a lovely Japanese restaurant where we had authentic Japanese meals. We went back to the Eiffel tower at night to see its beauty at evening time and we were not disappointed. It was as majestic as it could be especially with the musical lights on.
Tired but still left with many things to do in Paris, we started the day with yet another late lunch Japanese food. We then headed to Jardin du Luxembourg and went souvenir shopping before coming back to the hotel and had an early sleep to be ready for a trip to Barcelona the following day.
Those 5 days had been amazing and will always be one of my favourite travels in my life. Looking back, I believe we had done plenty of things that most people would do in Paris but I will definitely come back to the city of love for more!