I’ve dreamed of going to Paris ever since I was a little girl and last January my dream came true. Paris is a city rich in history, art, architecture and one of the fashion capitals of the world. If there was such a thing as spirit cities, Paris would be mine. I was so excited about this trip that I spent the prior months to travelling planning everything meticulously. I only had three days and I had to incorporate and fulfill every childhood fantasy in 72 hours. Much to my boyfriend’s chagrin, I wanted sleep to be optional.
As I mentioned before I love history to the point where I wish I was a historian. I am fascinated with the past and how it has affected the present. For a person with my interests the Louvre is heaven. I marveled at the Sphinx, ancient artifacts, sculptures, art and the palace itself for hours and still did not get my fill.
As if that wasn’t enough my partner Brian and I had an elegant lunch at Le Café Marley restaurant after. One of the best days of my life.
It’s so cliche but you cannot go to Paris for the first time and not go to the Eiffel Tower. So this was my second stop but I didn’t want to just see it, I want to go into it and that’s exactly what I did. I booked a reservation at the 58 Tour Eiffel for lunch which actually wasn’t as expensive as I thought it would be. The food was good and I think it goes without saying the view is ridiculous. Also who knew there’s an ice skating rink on that thing? I didn’t.
Speaking of ice, as we went in January, we were greeted by some minus degree weather so I recommend wrapping up warm if you are visiting this landmark around that time. When you are so high up and exposed to the weather when walking around the upper levels of the tower, the wind can be pretty cutting.
When I was a teenager I watched something on the E! Network about a fantastic cabaret venue with some of the best burlesque dancers in the world being located in Paris. I told myself then that I’d go there one day and upon finally realising that experience, I wasn’t disappointed. For the 1+ hour long show I only took my eyes off the dancers to sip the champagne that was included in the tickets we purchased. This is a little bit on the pricey side guys but it’s worth it. You can make your bookings here. Just remember to respect the artists on stage and put your phones away. This is an experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Arc De Triomphe
I spent my last day in the Champs Elysee area doing a little bit of shopping. Okay a lot of shopping. Among my purchases were a pair on Celine sunglasses that are still one of my favorite things that I own.
More Shopping And Tea
I’ve been to Laduree in Dublin several times but when in Paris you have to get some French macarons and there is not better place to get them Laduree at Printemps. I have bad been dragging poor Brian from store to store for hours so even he was grateful for the break.
I did not do nearly as much as I wanted to on this trip but I did go back in the summer so stay tuned for that blog post. Thanks for reading, please like, comment and follow me on social media, I’d love to hear from you.