Our Christmas Trip to Paris ♡
For my early Christmas present, my boyfriend decided to treat me to a couple of days in Paris! I was so excited when I found out and extremely grateful to him. We flew out on the 10th December super early in the morning and started our trip the correct way – with croissants for breakfast of course! The weather was really quite cold but hey, it wouldn’t be the middle of December and nearly Christmas if this wasn’t the case.. So I didn’t mind at all, it just added to the ambience of it all.
I had to include this panoramic of Bristol airport because I have never noticed this roof top garden before!? It’s pretty so I thought I would share it with you guys haha.
Our first stop was the Arc de Triomphe! I’ve never actually seen it this close before and I can honestly tell you that it was amazing! So big! Not that I expected anything less. We took a lovely stroll up the Champs-Elysees before reaching the Arc de Triomphe and it was so nice to just walk at a leisurely pace past all the shops.
This was the restaurant that we went to in the evening and the decor was really up my ally so I had to snap a photo of it! We had a delicious meal – Kieran had Calamari to start and then a fish dish for his main and I, of course, had a chicken pizza! The calamari starter was huge! We couldn’t quite believe that it was only meant for one person as we both shared it. Crazy!
I had to include this shameless mirror selfie to show you guys actually how cold it was! As you can see, I am wearing a jumper, a really thick coat, a hat, scarf and I also had gloves on too! I do feel the cold quite a bit but believe me when I say it was freezing – I also saw a few locals walking around with hats, scarves and gloves on too, that’s when you know it’s definitely cold haha!
These photo’s show what the weather was like – quite gloomy but still bright white. It was quite nice actually because it didn’t rain. If it had rained then that wouldn’t have been ideal, not going to lie!
The Eiffel Tower was definitely a highlight for me – it was even more incredible than I remember. If you haven’t ever been to Paris before, I would definitely recommend going and 100% visiting the Eiffel Tower. It’s breathtaking and very photographic!
Some cheeky selfies of course! It just had to be done haha!
We managed to get a lovely English couple to snap a quick photo of us which I’m so grateful for because it’s the only proper photo of us both that we managed to get!
Such stunning views from the very top of the Eiffel Tower! Although it did make us feel a little sick looking down, it was definitely worth it. One of the best memories ever.
Seeing the Mona Lisa in real life was so surreal. I love art and it was amazing to see this famous painting right in front of me. We managed to visit the Louvre for free as were under 25 years old which was an added bonus.
The outside of the Louvre was breathtaking to look at especially in the evening. I love it when buildings are lit up because they just look so pretty.
On the last evening that we were in Paris for, we decided to have a little ride on this sort of Paris eye if you like so that we could see Paris lit up at night and it really did look so magical. Although it was freezing cold it was still and experience that I will never forget.
Finally, this was the very Parisian view from our balcony attached to our room. If it hadn’t have been as cold as it was, I definitely would have sat out on this balcony early in the morning reading a good book and taking in the wonderful atmosphere and view.
All photo’s have been taken on my phone, so I do apologise for the quality of some of them!
Looking back at all of these photo’s has really given me the holiday/Paris blue’s and I really want to go back! It was one of the best trips ever and I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to go. Thank you to my amazing boyfriend for the experience! 🙂