If you follow this blog then you’ll know my Christmas present off my boyfriend was trip to Paris!!
We flew from Manchester airport on the 31st of January, we flew to paris beauvais airport which is about an hour outside of Paris. The smallest airport I have ever visited, although about £200 cheaper than flying direct to Paris’ main airport!
We stayed at relais Saint Charles. The hotel is only 3 stars and I would say it’s at least a 4, our room was lovely, modern with a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel is opposite a metro station so easy to get around the city! Lots of shops and restaurants such as Zara, Mc Donald’s, Starbucks, Gap and also lots of supermarkets and local cake shops and restaurants! The Eiffel Tower was only about a 15 minute walk away which was fantastic and as the week went on we soon found our bearings!
After a good 4 hours of traveling we were starving so we decided to go for a short walk to find a place to eat! We stopped at a local Italian restaurant, which was lovely! After dinner we walked to the Eiffel Tower. I was absolutely stunned, I never expected it to be so overwhelming, it’s huge!!! Absolutely stunning at night! Every hour the Eiffel Tower sparkles and it’s truly beautiful!!
We had tickets booked today for the Eiffel Tower! So we woke up early grabbed a mc Donald’s breakfast (highly reccomend bacon and cheese muffin 😍) and picked up our tickets! Today it was very foggy we got to the 2nd floor of the tower and our view was limited we could see so far then it was so foggy you could barely make out some of the landmarks. Addiment to go to the third floor we went although all we could see was cloud I am not over exaggerating.
After walking round the tower for a good 1-2 hours we decided to take the metro. Similar to the London Underground but a little more confusing and in french (obvs). We then had dinner in the Hard Rock Cafe, defo a must if you are planning on visiting!!
Around 8pm we set off from our hotel towards the river front and hopped on one of the river cruises. Which is so beautiful at night, these cruises are great to see all the riverside land marks at night and all lit up!