Paris Planning

The DisneyLand Paris Castle and Village in their Christmas Lights

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, Stacey and I are going to Paris at the end of this month. It’s a celebration of our anniversary – we’ll have been together for three years on our last day of out trip. It’s crazy to think that this month marks the third anniversary of a first kiss that I still remember as absolutely perfect; but I’m hoping that we will remember this trip to Paris as a perfect way to remember that evening back in November 2009. 

We have a ridiculously early flight from Edinburgh on Saturday morning, getting into Paris at around 9.30am French time. Hopefully we’ll be able to ditch our bags directly at our hotel, before heading out into the city for some breakfast and an exploration! We definitely want to go to the Arc de Triomphe and watch the madness of the Paris traffic flowing down the Champs Elysees – and there’s free entry to the top of the Arc if you’re an EU citizen under 26. (There’s actually loads of attractions which runs this scheme, so check it out if you’re going to France.) We’d also love to go to the Louvre, but I’m not sure if we’ll manage to get there on the Saturday. I’m hoping that we’ll manage to get to the Eiffel Tower at around 4pm; the perfect time to climb to the top, watch the sun set over Paris and then see the Christmas lights illuminate the city.

The view from the windows of the Louvre, Paris

On Sunday we plan to be up early and heading on a REN train out to Marne-la-Vallee and Disneyland! We plan on getting tickets to both parks and spending the day flitting from the Disneyland Park to the Walt Dinsey Studios Park. We booked the Disneyland tickets this weekend, and we’re now just planning which rides and attractions we want to see most! (Any advice on how to make the most of a day in the parks from people who have been to DLP would be fantastic.)

The DisneyLand Paris Castle and Village in their Christmas Lights

Monday is our final day in Paris, and I think we’ll try and head to the Louvre if the weather is bad, and maybe to the Palace de Versailles. We haven’t really decided on what we want to do on our final day – visit Monmartre? The cathedral of Notre Dame? Anyone have any top tips for a romantic Paris trip, baring in mind that we have both visited before? We’re also looking for recommendations for places to eat – particularly traditional French restaurants – anyone have any ideas?

Paris Bridges

I think we’re both aware that three days isn’t really very long in Paris – but I’m hoping that we’ll have a wonderful time regardless. Can’t wait!


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