Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Travel | Planning a Trip to Paris


I've wanted to visit Paris for as long as I can remember! Finally me and my boyfriend booked a trip away for 3 nights for my 21st birthday in April! I'm beyond excited to go! I wanted to write up a little post of all the things we plan to do and to ask you all for any recommendations you might have when visiting Paris. Also how sweet is my notebook, it's from TK Maxx. 

Getting into Paris from the airport - I think we're planning on getting the train to Gare du Nord then getting the metro, does anyone recommend another way?

Where we're staying - We are renting an Air BNB apartment, we stayed in one in Amsterdam and it was fab, I would definitely recommend them to anyone, loads cheaper than a hotel with more room! We're staying in Monmatre, on the same street as the Moulin Rouge, have any of you stayed there before?

The attractions we're planning on visiting are - Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, The Louvre, Disneyland, Notre Dame, Love Lock Bridge, Sacré-Cœur and the Catacombs. 

Getting around Paris - Are the metros the best way to get around?

Disneyland - We're planning on spending 1 whole day there, I've never been and I honestly can't wait! Is there anything that I absolutely have to do?! 

Pre booking tickets - We're prebooking tickets for the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and Disneyland, is there anywhere else you would prebook tickets for?

Food - Since there are soooo many restaurant in Paris, I think we're going to be spontaneous about eating, but if you have any recommendations of anywhere for food, dinner, lunch, snacks, anything I'd love to hear them! 

Shopping - Obviously I will be spending a long time in Sephora...but are there any other good shops worth visiting?  

Thanks for reading, if you have any posts on Paris, please link them below! 

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  1. When we went to Paris we used the train to get from airport to the city centre, it was fast, speedy and easy. We also used the metro to get around for the same reasons - there can be some long walks at some of the connecting stations though. Hope you have a fantastic trip.

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    1. Ooh fab, that's good to know! Thanks lovely :) x

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  2. The metro is definitely the easiest way to get around but when I went I found that a lot of places are actually in walking distance of each other in the centre which saves money and also means you get to see more of Paris rather than more of the metro! Disneyland is amaaaazing do as much as you can there, I'd definitely recommend seeing a parade - I've never felt more like a big kid!

    Amy x

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    1. Thanks for the advice lovely! So excited for Disneyland, I will definitely check out one a parade, thanks! :) x

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  3. I would absolutely recommend using the Metro to get out and about in Paris. We got a taxi from the airport just because we had too many bags to carry but it would have been much quicker the other way. We pre booked tickets for the tower but still had to queue to get right to the top so be prepared. We ended up waiting around for ages and in all honesty, it wasn't really worth it. It's one thing ticked off though. I'll link up my post below and you can have a nosy at what I got up to. Hope you enjoy it :)

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive | A Weekend in Paris

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    1. Thanks for the advice lovely, I've had a look at your post, it's fab! Gorgeous pics! Thanks for linking it! :) x

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  4. I went to Paris a couple of years ago and I'm going again in December. Take your student cards because students / people under 24 get in a lot of places for either free or a heavily reduced rate. I think the Louvre was free for my sister and I either because we were students or under a certain age.

    I hate metro systems so we didn't use one when we were there and we had no problems just walking around Paris to be honest. We used the train to get back from Disneyland and it took about an hour. I've not looked at getting to and from the airport, but coaches / bus might be cheaper than the train.

    I'm a big Hard Rock Cafe fan so I have to recommend the one in Paris.

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    1. Ah I didn't think about my student card, thanks! Ooh I've been to a few Hard Rock Cafe's, might have to try that one out! Thanks for the advice :) x

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  5. when I was in Paris, the Louvre was free! I want to say it's on Sundays? we got there really early + were able to make it around before the lines got crazy. but DEFINITELY prebook the Eiffel Tower! ooooh I'm so excited to see pictures!

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  6. Omg, you're so lucky, have fun! :D

    annaboho.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. You'll love Paris! I would recommend buying a metro pass in the airport at one of the stands so you can jump on and off for the time you're in Paris, doing this makes it so much easier and it is so simple to buy. Also, take your passports to different tourist attractions as you can get in for free or discounted as you're a EU citizin.
    Finally, get yourself an EHIC card for European health insurance. It is free to do and covers you for medical care within the EU. If you apply for one now, it should come by April http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx

    Hope this helps! :) Have a fun time

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    1. Thanks Helen! I was wondering about buying Metro passes, so that's good to know :) x

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  8. I stayed in a hostel in Monmatre and I'd definitely recommend visiting the Sacre Coeur in the evening just around when the sun is setting and the city starts to light up. Also if you're under 25 or a student you can get lots of discounts of free entry to places. We got discount on the Eiffel Tower, free entry to the Louvre and a few other things I think. The metro is definitely the easiest way to get around but it's always nice to just wander so maybe take a map and see what things are close to each other.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. Ooh fab advice! I didn't think about using my student card! Thanks Emma :) x

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  9. You are so lucky! My 21st is in April to wish I was going to Paris for it, have fun!

    Rebecca x

    rebeccaanneox.blogspot.co.uk

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