|The most magical view from Trocadero. It's what I've seen on movies and it became a reality!|
Pictured above: Trocadero. Get off the station at Trocadero and you'll find yourself with the best view of Paris. No joke. Plus, I got a nutella & banana crepe. Eating crepes with a view of Paris? Honestly does not get any better than this (and I really mean it this time).
Notre Dame is absolutely incredible. After visiting the cathedral, I don't think I will ever see another cathedral as magnificent as this.
Fashion Toast, but wasn't too sure at first.. I should've asked for a picture!
|If only Melbourne's malls were as pretty as this.|
There weren't any lines to get macarons from Pierre Herme, which was even more surprising. The macarons were pretty darn amazing. The shells were delicate, not too hard or soft and the flavours really hit the spot. Anyway, I suggest to go visit Lafayette, even though the clothing and everything is holy-cow expensive.
We took a river cruise along the Seine river during the evening which was really lovely. We got to see all the dreamy apartments along the river that have the perfect view of the Eiffel tower (which must cost an unspeakable amount)..
I recommend to take a cruise during the evening, when the weather is a bit cooler.
Arc de triomphe is pretty cool too. Especially when the famous avenue, Champ-elysees is right around the corner... All the shops (including macaron shops!) and restaurants are along the strip... Unfortunately, we didn't have time to go around Champ-elysees which was sad, but at least we had a nice view of the Arc de triomphe. We literally hopped on the metro and got off at the stop where you can take a picture with the Arc de triomphe. Then we went off. That's how efficient my dad is with time.. Major lol.
And to top it off, we had dinner near the Eiffel tower. It was a lovely meal, certainly not the best French meal I've ever had (I'm yet to find that perfect one when I'm back) but it was still pretty tasty.
|Can't really remember, but I think it was pork?|
|Shine bright like a diamond|
The Metro can be little bit confusing, especially when there are so many signs everywhere, and something like a 'short train' and a 'long train' exists; it's a bit daunting. So I'd suggest to do your homework if you're taking the Metro. Funnily enough, we went to see the Eiffel tower at night on our first night and to familiarise with the train system. We were waiting to take the train home, and we were standing on the far end of the plat form, not being aware of a 'short train' coming. We missed that, because we weren't on the allocated platforms!
Pick pocketers: On our way to Lafayette, there was a gypsy following us from behind. Then once she saw us clutching on to our bags, she went away. My eldest sister also recently went to Paris and was telling me that while she was on a bus, she saw some pick pocketing action!
En conclusion, my stay in Paris was far too short. I didn't get to tick off even half of what was on my list! Disappointingly, I didn't get to climb up the Eiffel tower. Though that is such a 'touristy' thing to do, it's one of the things you kind of have to do in your life time. I also didn't visit Versailles, which according to my dad is the most impressive palace he has ever seen. I also didn't really get to experience the best croissant, eclair, baguette, pomme frites, falafel and I could really go on and on. Definitely a jack pot for foodies! There are too many sights and eateries to do within a short time. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my short stay in Paris.
I intend on coming back sometime after I graduate high school, or during my uni holidays. Hopefully by then, my French should be close to fluent, as I am undertaking it as one of my final subjects for high school!