When I turned 30, I decided for my 40th birthday I would go to Paris. My husband and I saved and worked towards this trip. We planned it for years. When 40 came it looked as though it might not happen. The hubby couldn’t get the days off and we didn’t quite have enough saved up. But the next year, for our 20th anniversary we made it happen. And here are the highlights!
Here is the quaint Parisian neighborhood where we stayed. I seriously recommend this hotel. Le Grand Hotel Leveque. The room was small but more than adequate. It was in this perfect little neighborhood with many amenities. There were cafes and restaurants everywhere, shops and it was even a block away from the metro. It truly was perfect!
We loved our temporary neighborhood. So close to cafes, bakeries, shops and the Eiffel Tower 🙂
On our first day in Paris we, of course, headed to the Eiffel Tower. Then we walked over to the Arc de Triomphe and ended at La Cathedrale de Notre Dame.
Day two in Paris: Museums – Orangerie, Tuileries and the Louvre~And Eiffel Tower at Sunset 🙂
Then ending the day with a sunset trip to the Eiffel Tower. I will never tire of it. I did, however, get very tired of the dudes selling all. the. things!
Our next day in Paris was spent in Monmartre, the artist district of Paris. Kind of at the top of the city. The Sacre Coeur sits at the top of a hill, overlooking the entire city. Visiting the Sacre Coeur was another bucket list item for me!
On the way back we stopped by the Moulin Rouge. We didn’t go inside because I heard it’s such a tourist trap. You can easily spend $100+ on dinner and a show. We were all good to just see it from the outside.
And last but not least, we checked out the Opera on the way back to our hotel.
So that was Paris! Check back to see our adventures in London and Marseille!!