Recently I made a trip to Paris. I don't know how I've got this far in my life without ever visiting Paris before, in fact until last year I'd never visited France. Getting there was incredibly straightforward on the Eurostar, again, how have I never used it before?! Now I have, I will certainly make future trips to other destinations.
I was in Paris for 3 days and took a tonne of photos but I've managed to condense down to a few for the blog which I think sum up my experience there. The highlights for me were:
- Seeing the Eiffel tower lit up at night time and people having a moonlit picnic beneath it.
- A trip on a boat along the Canal St. Martin. There are plenty of boat tours in Paris, and most will give you a whistle stop tour of all the main sights of the city, but I chose the Canauxrama because it showed you more of the Parisian's Paris. It departed from Bastille which is where I was staying, and headed North along the canals. It was very relaxed and a great way to spend the first day.
- The day spent around Montmartre. A lot of people go here to see the Sacre Coeur, then leave to go back to the main city. I spent a day just milling around the village and it was great to experience this different more tranquil side to the city.
- The apartment where I stayed. First of all, it was in a fantastic location, the Bastille area is a popular neighbourhood and I feel like for 3 days I was living like a Parisian, albeit with a toddlers handle of the French language. This was my first experience of using Air bnb and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience using the site.