Dinner and seeing the Eiffel Tower
One of the most incredible experiences of my life. Something I have dreamed of for as long as I can remember happened! The light show was amazing but we missed the memo that you can bring wine and champagne to watch the light show. The light show was a bit underwhelming though because there was no music! Disney has spoiled me
This really blew my mind and I can't wait to go back!
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I was excited to go back but going up was a bit underwhelming as it was pretty crowded. We got the tickets that included all levels and didn't require you to wait in line. We walked up and we're in the lift within 3 minutes! It was fantastic to recreate Impressions de France (and yes I cried) but there weren't any signs on where things were! We had to wait over 15 minutes to get to the top which was a bit underwhelming. I did get champagne at the top though!
We walked over and saw the Arc d Triumphe and then went window shopping. We ended up stopping in McDonalds as a joke and ended up getting a snack and alcohol. It was the nicest fast food place ever. Touch screens, pastry counter, salad counter, everyone was dressed to the nines. They basically looked like flight attendants and the bathroom was impeccable. If fast food was like that in America, people would for sure go.
Oh my macarons!! We sat down and had macarons and coffee and then got some to go. We also hit up Laduree at Versailles and went back again. I spent over 100 Euro on macarons so that gives you an idea how many I ate! Best ever!
We stayed in the Latin Quarter about 2 blocks from Notre Dame and right next to a ton of restaurants and half a block from the RER and metro so it was easy to get around. All of the food we had was fantastic (the crepe stand was our favorite!!)
Seeing the Eiffel Tower was a massive dream of mine and the hall of Mirrors was the next. Ever since I saw it in Impressions de France and in my history textbook over 15 years ago, I was obsessed. Walking in that room was the most surreal experience of my life and it was everything. Even better was the whole castle-so ornate and beautiful. Seeing Versailles in the morning (we took the 30 minute RER train from our air bnb) with the sun coming up was so touching. Now I see why it was built facing the rising sun! #thesunking we had a cute french lunch with wine and then went to see the American Revolution exhibit (where I took the most ridiculous HAMILTON related Snapchat ever)
HOLY CRAP! So freaking incredible. We took a tour over there and had to be on the bus at 7 and took the 4 hour bus ride (with a 30 min stop at a french rest stop and french snacks!). We learned all about the history of Normandy and arrived to a beautiful lunch overlooking Mont St Michel. We then went to the mont and took a tour of cathedral and then had a bit of free time before heading back to the bus. I definitely plan on going back and one day staying overnight and getting trapped on the island during high tide.
And random facts-they are known for an omelet and Apple cider. I bought a bottle for 6 euro! The omelets were like 20 bucks so we passed
We decided to cut out see the Mona Lisa for this trip as we couldn't do it all. We did go outside and see the pyramids and take pictures
Out to Reims on a bullet train (45 min versus 2+ hour drive) and enjoyed an amazing tour out to Eperinay and visited Moet and Chandon, lunch at Chopin a local winery and then another winery. Amazing to see where moet and Chandon and dom peirgnon is stored.
We took the Metro and RER train everywhere and loved it. Such an easy system to learn and efficient.
Overall, I can't wait to go back! If anyone has any questions, definitely feel free to ask.
Have you ever been to France? What was your favorite thing you did?