Bonjour!! In beginning of November, the girls and I got a few days off classes so we spent 6 days in Paris. I'm splitting the trip in to three posts because there are so many pictures, so beware they will be longer posts.
As usual, we took and early flight out of Milan and were in Paris before lunch. We quickly checked in to the hotel, and then headed out to grab lunch. We stayed near the Trocadero and grabbed lunch at Café Kléber which had a view of the Eiffel Tower. We all ordered the American burger and it was delicious! After lunch, we headed over to Eiffel Tower to take pictures. We probably took thousands, but can you really ever have to many Eiffel Tower pictures?
After finding our way across the river and on to the other bank, we walked through the Champ de Mars. Then we found our way over to a Starbucks. The Swedish girls had never had Starbucks, so I had to get them to try Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and I am proud to say that Louise is now a fan. After getting our PLS fix, we headed over to the Champs-Élysées for a little shopping. The Sephora on the Champs-Élysées is insane. It's massive and goes on forever. We also stopped into the Longchamp store and I picked up a little souvenir.
Starving, we searched for a restaurant close by. We went to Chez Clément, and it was delicious. I ordered the beef bourguignon, and it perfect. After dinner, we walked back towards the Eiffel Tower so we could watch it sparkle. It sparkles every hour on the hour for 5ish minutes, and every second of it is so magical.
On our second day in Paris, we headed out to Versailles. If you didn't already know, the Palace of Versailles is where the infamous Marie-Antoinette lived. The night before, the girls and I watched the movie Marie-Antoinette, so they could get a better feel for the history and significance of the palace.
Versailles is one of the most lavish and dreamy places I have ever been. The Hall of Mirrors is my favorite room, I could spend the whole day in there. Unfortunately Marie-Antoinette's room was under restoration while we were there, but there was still so much to see. After touring the Palace, we headed out to the gardens to explore.
There were Fall leaves everywhere and I was in love. Growing up in the desert we don't really have seasons, so I cherish every moment I get to see changing leaves.
We got a little lost in the gardens and ended up spending the whole day at Versailles, but it wasn't the worst place in the world to get lost.
Have you ever been to Paris or Versailles? Let me know in the comments below!
xx, Samantha McNeil