We finally made it to Paris! And get ready for loads of pictures because this place is beautiful! Jamie and I both flew in on Saturday, and decided that we would check in to our Airbnb and use the evening to just chill out and adjust to Paris! We found a super market near our apartment so we stocked up on a few things for the week. For dinner we had pizza at a nearby restaurant and it was so good! After that we went back to our apartment and caught up on some sleep (it’s only an hour difference from Ireland so I wasn’t too bad, but the 8 hour difference for Jamie was definitely taking its toll)!
Sunday we went and saw the Eiffel Tower! For some reason I wasn’t expecting it to be so big, but it was seriously massive! We walked under it and through the park surrounding it and it was sooo cool! It kind of clicked at that point, “Wow, I’m really in Paris”! We spent the rest of the day just walking around, eating crepes, and doing a little shopping! At one point we also stumbled upon an art museum and checked it out! I thought it was a library at first then when we walked in I realized it was a museum! Later that night we went on a River Cruise over the Siene. It was only about an hour long, but you got to see a lot of the city from the water and it was so cool! We went past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and lots more! The cruise was only about $17, so it was so worth it!
On Monday we decided to spend the day at the Louvre Museum. The Louvre is the largest museum in the world, and I still can’t believe I’ve been to it. We went past it on our river cruise the night before, and the commentator was saying it would take four months to see the entire museum. I really love going to museums, so I didn’t have a problem with spending a whole day there. We got our tickets to the museum here, and it worked out really well because we got to go through a faster security check and were able to walk right into the museum once we got in. There is sooo much to see at the Lourve, like I said, it would take four months to see the entire museum. One of the most popular exhibits to see in not only the Louvre, but in Paris, is the Mona Lisa portrait. I wish I could say it was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, but it was honestly kind of a nightmare trying to see it! Its in a large room with a few other paintings, but I swear every person that entered the museum just flocked to the Mona Lisa. It was so hard to see, and I could only stand about 30 seconds of being in that room before I had to leave! So, if you ever go to the Louvre Museum solely to see the Mona Lisa, consider going either the second the museum opens, or two minutes before it closes, because you won’t get within ten feet of it otherwise.
I still can’t believe I’m in Paris! I never thought in a million years I’d be spending a week in France with my best friend. My mom wants to visit sometime this summer (maybe, we’ll see hah) and I already know the places I want to take her to! It’s such a unique city, and I wish everyone could experience it just once! I wish I could pack you all in my suitcase and bring you with me, but until then, this blog will have to do! I hope you’re all having a great week! Lots of love from Paris!