We headed out to Paris on Monday evening and only got to our hotel at midnight after figuring out all the different RER and metro's we had to get on. After a good nights sleep we headed to Montmatre in the morning of our first real day, which was quite near to the area we were staying in. It's a very arty little village with lots of different artists sat in the main square wanting people to draw with little paintings to sell. It's a really lovely area, we also popped by Van Gogh's house and had lunch at an Italian opposite which was dreamy! I really wanted to visit the Sacre Couer as it's something I missed during a previous trip, and it was such a beautiful church, really awe inspiring to walk around. The views of Paris from up there are worth the trip alone too. I nipped into a few little shops, including the Pharmacies, and was all ready to stock up on Bioderma and Serozinc until I realised I wouldn't be able to take it back in my hand luggage, sob!
Tuesday was a bit of a quiet day in Paris as a lot of things were closed, so we headed to Concorde on the metro and had a wander around the Tullieries which are absolutely beautiful, such a lovely place to have a little stop for a crepe and coffee (which I did two days in a row, FYI). We walked up the gardens to the Louvre which wasn't open, so we just had a little wander around the area and down the Seine. There's lots of little stalls on either side selling old books and posters so there was a good amount of browsing before we took a little ride on a boat trip of the city. It's a very touristy thing to do, and the amount of people doing selfies infront of you does get a tad annoying, but it's a fantastic way to get some great views of the city as well as learning a bit of the history too.
Stay tuned for days two and three coming soon, as well as my Paris haul - you all knew this was coming!