My Paris Travel Dairy: Day 1

September 29, 2013
After a 5am wake-up call, a taxi to St.Pancras station, a little train journey across the channel, we finally made it to Paris at 10am! The first port of call was checking in at the hotel which was a lovely little place in the Opera district. I believe it was called Hotel Vivienne, it was a very quaint spot with a lovely hotel cat! Just around the corner was a Metro station making it very convienent to get around the city. We hopped onto the metro and headed to the Montmatre area.
Monmatre is basically a huge hill which the ‎Sacré-Cœur sits on the top and offers stunning views over the city. It’s one of my favourite areas in the city. It’s a tradition for me to visit the same ice cream and crepe shop called Tutti Frutti. There’s nothing too special about this place but I’ve been for the past three visits.
My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

The next stop was the Arc De Triomphe & The Champs Elysées. We decided to go to the top of the Arc De Triomphe as it was free to EU passport holders. I was not expecting the millions of stairs we had to climb, It really tested my fitness but the views were worth it. The view of the Champs Elysées and The Eiffel Tower were amazing and worth nearly passing out and having my legs feel like jelly.

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger
After a spot of shopping we headed to the Renault Cafe for a lovely meal. The food here is great and if you get a window seat you can see right along the Champs Elysees. By the time we got to the Eiffel Tower it had started to rain. Things went from bad to worse. By the time we got to the top, hurricane season had errupted! The weather was insane with the rain and the wind and at one point i thought i felt it all swaying. It was a funny experience though! We really wanted to hang around the Trocadero area to watch the Eifell Tower light up as it got dark but the weather was just too horrid.
My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

My Paris 2013 Travel Diary - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger
It’s safe to say, I ain’t looking my best in the last photo. It’s a miracle I wasn’t blown away – It really was that bad. Tomorrow, my Disneyland Paris post will be up & Don’t forget to enter my giveaway here!

XOXO
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10 responses to “My Paris Travel Dairy: Day 1”

  1. Rachael McClenaghan says:

    Wow looks amazing. Hope you have a fabulous time.
    Definitely a push to try convince my boyfriend to go to Paris. Would you say its as expensive as everyone says?

    Rachael x

    • Rachel. says:

      It's a lovely place to go. It's quite expensive (more than london). Cokes in Cafe's are about €4/€5 but i would say i spent the most of my money on gifts. There's also a lot of free places to get into such as the Louvre, Arc De Triomphe and Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower was only about €12 🙂 Let me know if you decide to go 🙂 xo

  2. It was blustery and rainy when I went on the Eiffel Tower, strangely it was fine at the top haha! I was soaaaked.

    Tara xo

  3. The pictures are beautiful! I really want to visit Paris and these pictures are making me jealous! 😀

  4. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt says:

    Lovely photos, I do love Paris although haven't been for a while now :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. Alice Allsop says:

    So jealous! I just got back a few weeks ago, however it looks like the weather has changed for the worst since then!
    Hope you are having an amazing time!

    Ax

  6. Hayley says:

    It looks amazing, I'm so jealous!

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

  7. Aaw I'm so jealous of your little getaway! I haven't been to Paris in about three years now, definitely need to get another trip in on the cards. Lovely photos Rachel! (:

  8. Alice says:

    Such a sweet post. Im hopefully visiting Paris in a few months and I cannot wait 🙂
    Alice x

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