As many of you probably know from Instagram ( and if you don’t then you need to check it out) we took our dream trip/honeymoon and went to Europe…First stop – Paris:)
All my life (even when I was 10 years old) I was dreaming to go to Paris and see Eiffel Tower…fall in love…stop by the cafe “Amelie” and visit Notre-Dame de Paris!!! Guess what? Dreams really come true….and I didn’t need to fall in love, and I didn’t need to re-read Victor Hugo book again and I didn’t need to wait anymore longer to see Eiffel Tower…everything was there, everything was in the front of me eyes with a love of my life, my only one, my husband – Serghei….
It was really amazing in every way. We landed in Paris at 12 pm ( or more like 7am for us in Toronto), but we immediately went to explore. Everything about Paris seemed to be very “french”. from the food (the best croissants in the world), the people and even the streets, but we loved every bit of it and felt so welcomed by the locals.
The cool thing about Paris was that you could be walking anywhere , and just around the corner in the midst of all modern day business laid ancient buildings and crumbled columns for all to view and admire. It’s so amazing to see buildings and other structures that are over two thousands years old, scattered all over the city.
But first thing first, we went to settle at our hotel. A 4-minute stroll from the Musée Galliera, 6 minutes on foot from the George V metro station and 1.5 km from the Eiffel Tower, in the ” Hotel De Sers” Paris Champs Elysées. (http://www.hoteldesers-paris.com/photos)
DAY 1: VISIT THE EIFFEL TOWER & LES INVALIDES
After settling into your hotel, we headed to Paris’ most iconic landmark- the Eiffel Tower. We’ve decided to take the stairs up the tower, instead of the elevator, so that we can spend more time enjoying the marvelous views of the city and less time waiting in line:) and of course saved some money:)
After coming down from the tower, walked through Parc du Champ de Mars. This is a popular place for people to lounge on the grass, drink wine and have a picnic in the shade of the Eiffel Tower.
Next, walked over to the nearby Les Invalides, went inside to see Napoleon’s tomb and the Army Museum.
DAY 2: EXPLORE PARIS’ HISTORIC NEIGHBOURHOODS & VISIT THE LOUVRE
Louvre, which many consider to be the world’s greatest art museum.
The Louvre Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It is housed in the expansive Louvre Palace, situated in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris.
The museum has a collection of over one million works of art, of which about 35,000 are on display, spread out over three wings of the former palace. The museum has a diverse collection ranging from the Antiquity up to the mid-nineteenth century.
Some of the most famous works of art in the museum are the Venus of Milo, the Nike of Samothrake, the Dying Slave by Michelangelo and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, decorated Napoleon III Apartments (they give you an idea of what the Louvre interior looked like when it was still in use as a royal palace) and so many more…
I swear you would love it, every bit of it…I wish we had more days in Paris….I would guarantee we would visit and second and the third time…
We just fell in love with this place that we’ve decided to purchase the book: “All about Louvre” 🙂 🙂 :), in such way we were able to bring home a little piece of memories from Paris
Day 3: Visit ILE DE LA CITE Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle and Musee Picasso
The Île de la Cité is where Paris was founded and to this day remains the heart of the city. It’s an interesting, historical part of town and it’s worth spending a good portion of your day here.
Do you remember Victor Hugo book? Yes, Yes, Yes… That’s the one and only one Notre-Dame de Paris. If you come there on Wednesday around 2 pm, you can join free excursion and learn the history when it was build, why it was build this way and so much more:)
Follow by Musee Picasso
Go for a walk and see Alexander bridge, the most beautiful bridge in Europe:) and…