WOW I’ve been super lazy with this blog thing.
You know what’s awesome? Birthdays.
You know what’s even better than birthdays? Birthdays in PARIS. I say that with all the confidence in the world because I was lucky enough to turn 24 in the city of love and it was one of the best days of the trip. Everyone should have a birthday in Paris. Or just go to Paris. Doesn’t even have to be your birthday.
We only had two nights in Paris, so we had a jam packed day on our full day there. Upon arrival, we were beyond tired because for some reason the trains just took forever to get there and then we had to get another 45 minutes of public transport and then walked 15 minutes to our room and yeah it took a while and we were tired but we arrived. AND we had a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower from our cute little Airbnb and I cried 🙂
For our first afternoon/night we kept things chill and we walked to the Arc De Thriomph, and down the Champs-Élysées. I was feeling a little on edge along the street as there was a bit of tension, so we didn’t hang around long. Then we had a super fancy, and mighty traditional French dinner, of a cheese pizza and chicken tenders from Domino’s. Nailed it.
THEN I WOKE UP AND IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY! YAY!
All I wanted was a cute little French breakfast before we started a tour, so we went for a walk and found an adorable cafe called ‘Le Peloton Cafe’ where we had magnificent waffles with Nutella. It was as good as it sounds.
We had heard of a private bike tour through friends that we decided to do, it was called ‘Eiffel for Paris’ on Facebook and they only book through word of mouth, so this is me telling you to find them if you’re ever in Paris cause they (well one guy, Luca) are awesome!
The tour went for a few hours and ticked off all the things one needs to see, from the Notre Dame (no hunchback sightings), the Louvre, the big Egyptian thing, my god I’m bad with names, a lovely ride along the river and through the beautiful streets, and of course, the Eiffel Tower!
The Eiffel Tower was so great, we went back there at sunset to go up the top and got amazing views of the city. Before that we obviously had birthday champagne. I would probably suggest being smarter than us and pre-booking tickets for this, we stood in line for 2 hours which was average and the champagne buzz was well and truly worn off by the time we got to the top.
We made sure to watch the sparkle show they put on the tower when we came back down and it was 100% worth it, even with alllll the merchants asking us 45 times if we wanted any beer or wine while we sat on the grass.
We then had some dinner at the very normal European dinner time of 10.30pm, just by the tower, before heading home absolutely exhausted but so full of Paris LOVE!
What a day/birthday.