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25 November 2014

Paris Diary | Day One: A Walking Tour - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Paris is a beautiful city. Visiting in autumn was perfect for me; the leaves are turning gorgeous deep shades and the air seems crisper. I couldn't believe my luck when my lovely boyfriend suggested a city break for us both to have some alone time.

We settled on getting the Eurostar as a cheaper option - however, this meant we had to stay in London the night before, as the train was at 7am! For a girl that loves lie-ins as much as I do, this was killer.

However, we arrived in Paris a couple of hours before midday, and quickly headed to the hotel to ditch the bags and freshen up. We'd opted to stay in a Mercure hotel along the Seine, and it was about a five minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. Perfect.


Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

The room was gorgeous, and we'd even upgraded to a supreme room for extra luxury. As an added bonus, we even got a fluffy bath robe each. Yay!


Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées


Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

After freshening up, we headed on out with our cameras as typical tourists and went on a walking tour of Paris. Now I don't know what your thoughts on Paris are, but 'The Da Vinci Code' seriously misled me. I was under the impression everything was close together! Apparently not...


Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées


After walking under and around the Eiffel Tower, we headed to the Seine and across to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Some of the shops down here I had to seriously restrain myself from going in mind - I could have spent a fortune! Headed onwards, we arrived at the Arc de Triomphe. Neither of us realised that you could actually go inside it, and there's even a little museum and souvenir shop! Amazingly, if you're 18-25 and a member of the EU, you can get in most of the museums in Paris for free! Bonus.


Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées
Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées
The Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.
Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées
Paris skyline from the Arc de Triomphe.
 Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Dino's Beauty Diary - Paris Diary - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées

Isn't Paris beautiful? Plus we got some very good use out of my selfie stick! Liam mocked me at first, but I knew he'd come around to my way of thinking ;)
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6 comments

Lisa said...

Lovely photos. The Autumn colours are beautiful, I'm making a mental note to make an Autumn trip to Paris now.

Genevieve L said...

Beautiful pictures, selfie sticks are awesome ;) i didnt know you could go into the arc de triomphe? have fun!

Vievelle

Jessica ThePyreflies said...

Oh my goodness these photos are gorgeous! You and your boyfriend make such a cute couple. I hope I get to go to Paris one day... The Eiffel Tower sooo beautiful!

Jessica
the.pyreflies.org

Dino's Beauty Diary said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I think I'd pick going in Autumn over Simmer any day :)

Dino's Beauty Diary said...

Selfie Sticks are the best! We didn't either until we saw people on top :)

Dino's Beauty Diary said...

Ahh thank you :) The Eiffel Tower is fantastic, but it's soo high it made me a little dizzy!

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