Oh Gosh, it was such an old dream of mine to go to visit Paris. Because, you know, it’s Paris and I’ve never ever been there before. My hubby was nice enough to surprise me with two tickets, and finally we got to the train last weekend.
Here you have the photos from the first day, and even though it was really really rainy, the city was magical, just how I imagined, and believe me my expectations were super high. Unfortunately due to the before mentioned rain we couldn’t use our camera as we liked to, and my phone got suffered (the case was soaking wet, and eventually the battery gave up the battle, oops) this visit a bit, it was totally worth every second.
This was the obligatory view from our room. What surprised me a bit, how Parisienne people love the EU. Maybe I’m saying this due to post-Brexit, but it was unbelievable the amount of EU flags everywhere. You can see one of them on the above first picture too.
We used the Metro a lot and I totally loved it. It’s fast, modern and convenient. We decided on buying the daily Mobilis ticket and used it a lot.
The first stop was the Catacombs by the way, and although we had to stand two hours in the pouring rain to get in, it was worth it. I had known what to expect but it’s a bit shocking how many bones and skulls are there, some of them in really good condition.
Another obligatory photo of the buildings. It’s said it’s a bit similar to Budapest, and I have to agree. Especially after London, it’s pretty flat, classically beautiful and everybody used the right side of the roads, yeyy. 🙂
Due to lack of time we hadn’t done our homework before traveling, so had no idea about the existence of Montparasse Tower, but using the tourist maps, like every good tourist does, we discovered it on our way back to the City Centre. Maybe it goes without saying, but it’s the tallest building in Paris, therefore, the view is pretty good, as you can see above. The rain went away at this point, and we were super happy, because if won’t have the chance to get everywhere we wanted, we still saw everything. That’s for example, the Eiffel Tower saying hi, cool ha?
The last program for the day was a bit of walk along the Seine starting from the Notre Dame, but the weather went crazy again. Anyway, we used the Metro to see at least the cathedral, and well, it’s even more magnificent, than you think, whatever you’re thinking right now.
And not a lot of people can tell they’ve seen, rain and sunshine at golden hour and therefore a rainbow in Paris. We have, ok, it’s not the best picture, but still, how cool is that?
I mean how cool??! Like God/sky/Paris’s (pick whatever suits you) smile or something. 🙂
The other silver lining in this rainy story is we saw the gargoyles working. Maybe it’s because of Disney’s Notre Dame, or my big adornment for animals and all kind of mythological creatures, but I love these. Such a cool detail (actually a lot of them) on a temple.
Having visited the Norte Dame we went back to the hotel, to prepare for the evening, which was a bit different compared to the Notre Dame. But these kind of contraries have never stood far from us, so ladies and gents, this is the Moulin Rouge in Monmartre.
We already bought the tickets back in London after Christmas, and actually it was my hubby’s wish of remedy, once he had to ‘suffer’ with me in Paris. Actually he quite enjoyed it, all of our(?) preconceptions got refuted, and probably he’ll never admit it, he loved every minute of it. Anyway, I didn’t mind the show in Moulin Rouge at all, and call me a geek, but maybe because of the movie (and Paris of course, gotta love everything in Paris!) I was looking forward to it. And it didn’t disappoint. True that, the tickets are quite pricey, but the experience is worth it. If you go there and have the chance, take a visit to the Red Mill (too).
So guys, this was our first day, it was really exciting and exhausting. And although I wanted to share the whole story, there’s something going on with my phone (maybe the Parisienne rain, ooops), and some of my photos have disappeared. I’ll try to hunt them now, and we’ll see, wish me luck!
Have a great weekend!