This weekend I spent 37 hours in Paris! It wasn’t a ton of time, but I still feel that I got to see so much of the history of the city. I saw the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumph, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the catacombs, and the gardens outside of the Louvre. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to explore the Louvre because I was running out of time, but I’m not really a museum type of girl anyway.
Somehow I always seem to forget that I’m afraid of heights until I find myself hundreds of metres in the air. Where was I when I remembered in Paris? On top of the Eiffel Tower.
After that I kind of gave up. I wanted to climb the bell tower of Sacre Coeur – and I wasn’t about to let my fear stop me! – so I just kind of ignored it. And Sacre Coeur was definitely worth it! I felt like Quasimodo, clambering around the roof of the basilica with all the gargoyles! (yes, I know Quasimodo lived in Notre Dame’s bell tower, but I didn’t see that. Besides, Sacre Coeur is way cooler!)
Notre Dame was also really cool (and it’s free to visit for all you tourists out there), more so because of it’s history than anything. But the structure was awe-inspiring!
Unfortunately I only saw the Arc de Triumph and the Louvre from a distance, but they were both really cool, and I did get to walk through the Louvre’s gardens!
But my favourite part of Paris was definitely the catacombs! I’ve read about them a lot and they were everything I had imagined them to be. Including extremely creepy.
I’m very glad that I got to go to Paris; I wish I could have stayed longer. But I think that I’ll make it back one day!