I have been fortunate enough to spend the last few days in Paris. I’d never been before and I had such a wonderful time! Of course, I can’t really go anywhere without taking pictures so here’s a few that I took. By the way, most of them were taken on my phone!
Here are a few pictures from the ferry. We caught the ferry from Dover to Calais at about 8am in the morning, I had a breakfast on the way over (which was slightly disappointing).We visited the Sacré-Cœur which is a beautiful Roman Catholic church. I’d heard of it in my Paris anthology for English Language but I’d never actually seen pictures of it. We had to walk up loads of steps to get to the top but it was definitely worth it for the view! You can see all over Paris from the top!We also stopped off at a crêpe shop. I didn’t get one because I wasn’t that hungry but after seeing everybody else get one, I really wished that I did. We went to the Eiffel Tower and it took about 3 hours to get up to the second floor… We were originally meant to go up the stairs (the other two groups did) and I really wasn’t looking forward to it. The stairs shut about 20 minutes after we started queuing and there was no sign of us getting our tickets before they shut. So instead we joined the queue for the lift and went up in the lift! Our original plan was to see Paris in the sunset but we didn’t get up in time so we saw it all lit up at night! Plus, we even got to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle.On the other day, we went to Disneyland Paris. Honestly, it felt like a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to go to Disneyland but we’ve never got round to it. Now I’ve been there, I’m so happy!The Sleeping Beauty Castle (I did start to tear up when I saw it, and I did scream – classic reaction!).We didn’t get on many rides as I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to rides. I was all for going on Space Mountain till I saw the 40 minute long queue and realised that it involved going upside down. We went on It’s a Small World – it’s a Disneyland classic. The song is still stuck in my head, however it was such a lovely experience!We walked to the top of this treehouse. We couldn’t work out what film it was for but the view was pretty cool from the top. We went to Walt Disney Studios at about 1-2pm. You guessed it, I definitely didn’t go on Tower of Terror!! I felt like such a baby, most of the year 8s went on… We were stood by it to listen to how many people screamed, THERE WERE 7 YEAR OLDS IN THE QUEUE!We finished the day off at the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The show was amazing and got us all feeling very competitive but the food wasn’t the best and definitely wasn’t worth €38… On the way back home we stopped off at a shopping centre called Val d’Europe. It was HUGE! Well not as big as the Bullring, but bigger than what I expected. From the impression I got, Sephora is very overrated. It might have just been because we went to a small Sephora but everything was way overpriced and the majority of it you could get in the UK. However we went into Bershka as far as I know, they have a couple in London and that’s it, but it’s a very popular in Europe. It’s very similar to H&M and River Island. I bought two tops and they worked out much cheaper than somewhere like New Look and they’re such good quality!
The boat was delayed so we got on the boat about 6pm France time and I had a portion of chips for my tea because I didn’t fancy the food. I get pretty dizzy on boats and it makes me feel a little bit sick but I’m fine after a bit. The sea was pretty rough coming back, good job it was dark outside!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself in Paris and I cannot wait to go back!