After buying the travel guide and the phrase book, we began plotting our little adventure. What was really useful, was the lonely planet travel guide has a 1 week itinerary helping you organise your time. We knew from the beginning that the Louvre was one of the first places we wanted to visit, so we are. Thankfully, the guide had one whole day dedicated the the Louvre, broken up by lunch and dinner. I think it really helps to have an idea of where you want to go and things you want to do before going away. The one thing that I advise about this, expect it to go slightly off track once you’re there; it’s called a guide for a reason, you don’t need to follow it to the T.
Above, is a picture of Pont de l’Archevêché, “The love lock bridge”. I really want to go there, even for a minute just to see it. It’s fairly romantic, and probably the most romantic thing I’d ever do. (Aside from going to Paris with my boyfriend on my birthday… ahem)
Another thing I want to do, is obviously see the Eiffel Tower. There is a place called Montparnasse Tower, or “The box the Eiffel Tower came in”. You can climb to the top and have a wonderful view of the City itself including the Eiffel Tower. The Lonley Planet guide describes it as “Startlingly ugly, over sized lipstick tube, which in low-rise Paris sticks out like a sore thumb”. It does offer however, a stunning panoramic view of Paris through an observatory or a roof top terrace. It sounds fairly wonderful to me.
There are so many more places I want to visit, but with such little time! We’re going for a mere 3 days and I fear we’ll not be able to fit it all in. This is our first ever holiday however, so we can always head back another time! Or, we could go somewhere else for a short break and we’ll have more of an idea of what we can do and how to fit it all in.
That’s it from me!