Europe Travel

Rhyme & Ribbons Goes to Paris

My most recent trip to Paris was quite the adventure. Sam and I took the very glamorous Eurolines bus from London to Paris. We’ve done this ride before, and while it takes a long time the cost benefit is immense. Plus it’s kind of fun to go through the Eurootunnel. This time, however, we did not read the fine print on our ticket and were in for a huge suprise. We boarded our overnight bus and then at about 1:30am in Dover we got off the bus and got onto a ferry across the Channel. I certainly didn’t expect to be on a boat at 3am but it was hilarious in retrospect. We were dropped off at CDG and then rode the RER into town.

The whole purpose of this visit to Paris was to see my best friend in the entire world, G. She’s everything a girl could ask for in a friend: loyal, hilarious, kind, intelligent, beautiful. Basically she’s perfect to me and I hadn’t seen her since last summer. We organised to meet while she was on vacation with her parents since going from London to Paris is much easier than going from London to America. Plus, after all the years, Sam still hadn’t met her and that was something that had to change ASAP.

Unfortunately, Sam had to hurry back to London the very next day as he had the show that evening, leaving G and I to our plans for the rest of my time in Paris. To be honest, this trip was more about spending time with G than seeing Paris especially because we’d both been before. Basically, our time consisted of eating some fabulous meals, staying up late gossiping, walking around until our feet were swollen and occasionally popping in a few places for some culture.

We did make time to go to the Musee Marmottan Monet which was one of the best museums I’ve been to in Paris. I’d encourage everyone to prioritise it. Not only do you get to see just how prolific Monet was but you also have access to some other incredible pieces. (Including a small gallery on Berthe Morisot which I loved.)

When I finally (and sadly) left Paris, I took the Eurostar for the first time and it has changed my life. Never will I take bus (nor boat) again.

eiffel tower from sacre coeurwaiting to get to paris
Anxiously waiting to get from CDG into town.

jardin luxemborgwalking with gb
Casually strolling in Jardin du Luxembourg.

sitting with gbjardinstatue of liberty
Americans being the statue of liberty. As they do.

sacre coeur
Having climbed up an epic hill to see the Sacre Coeur.

scare coeur 3gb and iparissam and i
all together in paris
arc d triumphe
Arc de Triomphe

eiffel tower
View from the Trocadero.

The Gremlin comes to Paris.

Making a pitstop in Laduree on the Champs Elysees.

Luxor obelisk.


What’s your favourite thing to do in Paris?

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