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First day in Paris - amazing!

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Friday 31st May

Well our officially day in Paris. The weather waking up to was a little depressing, looked like the dodgy rainy weather from London had followed us to Paris which is a liter unfortunate but what can you do. Woke up and headed down to our breakfast. It was a lot different to London's, included fruit, Weird eggs and yogurt, cereal, crepes, croissants and sweet break which was kinda yuck but hey it's free. We also went up to reception to try and organize tickets to the moulin rouge, we had wanted to go saturday night but they were booked out so we settled for the Champagne sitting tonight, woohoo, very exciting and they booked and organized the whole thing which was great. Had plans to meet with grace at the Eiffel tower at 10:30 so thinking if we leaved at 10am we would be good but it took way longer than that and after getting on the wrong metro ended up at the tower an hour late at 11am. When in Paris right lol. Anyway after about 5 min we located grace and it was so fantastic to meet someone and in Paris of all places lol. After many hugs and a quick catchup up we walked through the gorgeous gardens near by and got some lovely photos of the tower and caught up on some goss. After spending some time walking around the surrounding area we decided to go the the rodin museum so started to walk in that direction hoping that we would find somewhere nice to have lunch before tackling tmhe museums. The buildings in Paris are amazing, everything looks so beautiful and has so much history it was hard to get my head arou d it all and take it all in, was so nice to just walk along the streets watching Paris go buy, I was falling in love already :) 

We finally decided to head into this restaurant / cafe, looked nice enough. We were given a lunch time special of a starter and main for 15,50 which we thought was a good deal but unfortunately the food was pretty average. I had a salmon and cream cheese cannoli and tandoori chicken and rice. It was nice but not great, jenni got the pasta and she was pretty disappointed with hers. We ordered our first bottle of red for the trip and spent a couple of hours drinking, eating and watching the world go buy, was really lovely. After lunch grace took control of the map and we walked our way to the Rodin museum. I was excited to go here, this is where toxins famous statue of the thinker is kept amongst a lot of other famous works by him like gateway to hell. We got there and the grounds looked amazing, all these cute like hedges and pointy stress littered the gardens with his most famous and large stature within them, it was gorgeous, I could have just wondered around these gardens for hours, so peaceful. The museum itself was not very busy and we had o line up to go in and cost us 8 euro. After spending a good amount of time in the garden we headed into the museum, it houses most of his work which he had donated and the whole place is like a massive old house, it was really special walking through each room looking at the simply displayed statues on the creaky wooden floors. I loved this place. It was still freezing cold though and the building offered little respite. We then decided a hot drink was in order, this museum is completely privately funded from ticket sales and donations so we went to the museum cafe to make our contribution lol. I ordered a hot chocolate with cream, yummy and we shared a vanilla slice and panacotta, both were delicious! The Rodin museum took us all afternoon and grace had decided not to go to the moulin rouge so headed back towards the notre dam where she was staying and we fought the metro home stopping in and picking up a few gifts for friends. Arrived home and as the show didn't start for a few hours and we went that hungry decided to relax back at the room and take our time getting ready, actually had a half an hour power nap which was great as I was starting to feel exhausted, traveling is hard work lol. We got ourselves all dolled up and caught the metro to moulin rouge, jenni was very excited about this leg of the holiday and what has been a reoccurring thing we were once again a tad late and were seated straight away and the show started within minutes of sitting down. We shared a table with 2 other older words but we didn't exchange conversation besides when she spilt her champagne all over me, accident of course but still annoying. We shared a bottle of champagne between the two of us but our waiter was completely useless and spilt it all over the table, typical.

Well what can I say about moulin rouge, I know a lot of people don't like and say it's a tourist trap and way over priced and yes it's expensive at 100 euro a ticket but I thought it was amazing and really had a great night out, it was like a mix between euro vision meets Victoria secret but not as expensive lol. It was tacky and fun, the girls were hot, we got to see lots of boobs and amazing bodies and the outfits were pretty amazing, overall i loved it and would recommend it :D afterwards we had a few ciders at Irish bar down the road which was great fun, this part of Paris was pumping on a Saturday night, we would have stayed and partied longer but we still wanted to catch the metro home and they stopped at around 1am so headed home. A bit drunk, high on Paris and was in bed by 2:30pm. What a day!!!!

Love cara xoxo

Posted by Caralouise 10:25 Archived in France

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