Thursday, 18 August 2011

Holiday to Paris

Our Paris holiday was similar to the one to Bruges, a few weeks ago – 4 days/3 nights, travel by Eurostar. My DH and I had visited Paris 22 years ago but this was a first visit for Grace and Eve.

This holiday was just as packed with sightseeing and touring around as the one to Bruges– all very well organised and our tour guide, Andy, was excellent.

We arrived Friday, late afternoon, and set off immediately to explore the area around the Arc de Triomphe.

Our first full day, we had a coach tour around the city to see the main sights; then we went to Versailles for the afternoon followed in the evening by a Paris by night coach tour.

At Versailles we had a little shower of rain, but otherwise the holiday was dry and mostly sunny. We saw some of the gardens at Versailles but the queues to get into the palace were horrendous, so we visited a beautiful church (lots of wonderful stained glass windows) and the cathedral instead – both of which were lovely and quiet.

Sunday morning was spent in Montmartre, followed by a boat trip on the Seine.

We finished off the day with a visit to the Petit Palace, a lovely art gallery that is so much less busy than the Louvre or the Musee d’Orsay – no queues and it’s free!

On our final day we visited Notre Dame, we got there early to beat the queues. As it was such a lovely day we relaxed for a while in the Tuileries Gardens.

We left Paris at 3.30pm, had our evening meal in London and arrived home at 11.00pm. Another wonderful and memorable holiday.


  1. Thanks for taking us along for your trip. I was in Paris two years ago and loved every bit of it. It is a beautiful place.
    Have a lovely day,

  2. Oh how wonderful this must have been. My daughter and I long to move to France. Who knows, maybe someday. But, I'll have to learn to speak French.


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