Happy Thursday friends! It has been an interesting day so far, to say the least, so I thought I would take a break from this crazy day to write some more about Paris.
Day 5: Couldn’t help looking like a tourist
Day 5 was the last day of our Paris Pass, which meant we definitely needed to get the most out of it that we could after losing time with Versailles (see Day 4 here). Mom really wanted to do a bus tour (we have done one in pretty much every city we have visited to so it was a must) so we headed over to the Arc de Triomphe to catch one. From there, it took us all over Paris, and we were able to hop on and off as we pleased.
Our first stop on the bus tour was to go on another tour. The Paris Pass included a wine tasting at a “cavern” in the middle of the city. After searching far and wide for this obscure shop, we finally found it and began our tour. The tour pretty much walked you through where wine is made and other parts of the wine making process, with a focus on each of the 5 senses. The tour ended with a wine tasting of three different wines. A plus of this tasting was each person got a free bottle of house wine at the end of the tour, so we were pretty set for a little while (I even brought one back with me to remember the experience).
After the wine tour, we hopped in a bike cart scooter thing (honestly thats the best way to describe it, I still have no words) and rode to the Lourve gardens to have a quick bite to eat at a cafe. The baguette sandwich was good and Mack ended up trapping a bee in a glass (don’t ask) before we headed off in search of the Big Bus again.
We then took the bus over to Notre Dame in search of the hunchback. It was interesting to see such a historic place (even with the amount of people that were there). Definitely something I was excited to check off of my bucket list.
After Notre Dame, Padre, Mack, and I went shopping a little bit and then got some gelato. The gelato was shaped like a rose and had a macaron in a middle. It was everything I needed and more.
We also ended up shopping on Champ de Elysee, hitting up a couple stores (including an Abrecrombie and Fitch that was actually in a mansion I’m kidding) before heading back on a long walk to the hotel. We tried taking a different way and it was just a struggle… but we did find a grocery store which helped inspire a picnic another day.
After relaxing for a hot minute, the three of us went to dinner and got to have a view of the Eiffel Tower while doing that. We then ordered mom an uber (my uber code is morganv135ui to get a code towards your first ride!) and then headed down to the river Seine. We then hopped on a boat tour, which was very interesting to have at night.
It was a great end to day 5.
I have been thinking about Paris so much lately. I feel like every time I go on Pinterest and Tumblr I see something from Paris or see something that just reminds me of it. I already want to go back. Maybe I’ll just move there and everyone can visit.
Where have you always wanted to travel?