Sweet Paris

Attempt at posting this, take 2! 😂🙈.

In an attempt to be completely honest, I’m copying and pasting an informational post I put on two Facebook, travel groups I’m in, as my brain doesn’t have the juice left to re write an entire blog!

I’m hoping it will suffice ☺️.

So, was Paris as magical as it’s made out to be?…

Read on and judge for yourselves!

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Day 1 (Disneyland)

We decided to try Disney straight from the airport. We booked all taxis throughout our visit with a company called CDG Disney Transfers, and they were always on time, helped with luggage, and were easy enough…

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t crazy about Disney, but the parades and illumination show were breathtaking and worth seeing!

We stayed at a small apartment complex called Hotel Villa Monmartre. It was pretty basic, but super cheap! It was in Monmartre, about a 7 minute walk from The Sacre-Coeur, and around a 15 minute walk to the nearest Hop On – Hop Off Bus stop (we used Big Bus Tours)…

I wouldn’t recommend staying this far out with young children, just because the 15 minute walk late at night after walking all day was pretty hard on them.

My best suggestion would be staying between Notre Dame, The Opera Garnier and The Eiffel Tower, as this covers the main hop on- hop off route, which has more regular buses, they’re more efficient, and we found the drivers far more helpful and patient! That way, you can just take the Monmartre route on the day you want to visit, instead of having to travel back there every night…

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Day 2

Today we used our hop on- hop off 2 day ticket for the first time…

We saw The Opera Garnier (STUNNING!), The Louvre, and then hopped off at Notre Dame.

We went to grab our Paris Museum Pass (which I recommend if you’re wanting to be in and out of multiple places!), and then visited Notre Dame…

From there we hopped back on the bus and saw pretty much every other ‘main’ tourist hotspot on the way to the Eiffel Tower. We chose to do this as the kids were begging to go to the Eiffel Tower first haha!

When we booked out Big Bus Tour, we bought a package that includes 2 days of hop on-hop off tickets, river cruise AND night tour, so once we had walked around the Eiffel Tower, we hopped onto the river cruise along the Seine…

Autumn in Paris is a whole other level of beauty. There’s something magical about the way the sun streams through the trees… 🍁🍂

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Day 3

Today we put our museum passes to good use…

We started with The Louvre! I printed off a Louvre scavenger hunt for my kids to help keep them excited…

It was great! Napoleons Apartments were probably my favourite part, and I have to say, after hunting down the Angelina Cafe in the Louvre…

I GOT MY HOT CHOCOLATE!

And it was worth every penny, haha!

As a side note, if you’re going looking for the Mona Lisa, take hiking boots and leave bread crumbs (😂😂), she’s a good trek away!)

From the Louvre we walked to the Tuileries Gardens, right in front of the Louvre, to let the kids kick off steam… This park is beautiful and you can see the entire way down the Champs Elysees!!

We then walked to somewhere on my list, and I wholeheartedly recommend you find it too! The Sainte Chapelle! Oh it’s SO beautiful! I swear Disney stole inspiration from the stunning interior!

After that, we walked to the Jardins Du Luxembourg, which were wonderful in all of their autumn splendour!

By this time, the kids were tired after a full day walking, so we walked back to the closest hop on-hop off stop and decided to see the night loop…

(My kids will sit on the floor ANYWHERE!😂)

My kids were so excited to see the Eiffel Tower light show, and we were right below it as it happened! 🖤🖤

It was the perfect end to the evening of our last, full day…

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Day 4

On our last morning in Paris, we stayed near to the hotel… We had pre planned this…

It was time to see what we would discover is our favourite part of Paris… Monmartre…

I can’t say this enough… If you are going to Paris, don’t leave without seeing The Sacre-Coeur, the Souvenir Alleys, The Artists Square, and all of the little, beautiful, rustic streets around there…

It’s the epitome of artistic, rustic, Paris…

It was the best part of the entire trip for me…

The Sacre-Couer has a kids play park AND carousel at the bottom of the steps… my children appreciated this a lot!

The area is surrounded with cafes, boulangeries, creperies, galleries etc etc…

The artists square is FULL of French artists. They’re truly talented. The level of art is AMAZING, these aren’t just your typical ‘trying to sell you a rubbish sketch’ people, they’re fantastic…

Just… go! Go go go!

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So, in answer as to whether Paris is as magical as it’s made out to be??

Absolutely. But Monmartre is THE most magical. Don’t miss it!

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Now let’s hope this makes it live without crashing! Haha! 🤞🏻

Happy reading my lovelies! 🖤✈️🥐

L xxx

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