In Early May we moved our lives from Hong Kong to London to support our company’s efforts in the U.K. Since we were still settling in a bit to London around our 2nd anniversary we decided to wait and celebrate later in the month with a trip to Paris of the Bank Holiday weekend.
London to Paris is a short 2 hour train ride away from city center to city center which is super convenient for trips like this. We left after work on a Friday evening and after Checking into to our hotel immediately began doing a bit of our exploring. Scot had been to Paris about 10 years ago so knew most of the places that Sarah would want to check out. We started with a trip to the Champsse Elise’s and a visit to the arc de triumph before heading over to the Eiffel Tower to take in the Sparkling night lights shows in all its glory. The next day we had a lot of exploring to after snapping some pictures and exploring the area around the Tower a bit, called it a day.
The next day was full of exploring, a day trip to the Eiffel Tower and climb to the top for some panaoramic views. We followed this up with a trip to the Cathedral of Notre Dame, completed our “lock of love” and even stopped by the Louvre and surrounding gardens for a bit. Unfortunately Paris was going through a heat wave that weekend so it took a lot out of us as we walked to cover all the major sights. That didn’t stop us from making a trip for some infamous macaroons. At night we went to dinner of all places at an Irish pub so we could watch the FA cup Final (Famous England Soccer match) so we could stay up on the London knowledge.
The next day we went and explored the gardens and fountains of the Palace of Versailles. It was way to hot and the line was way too long for us to wait 3 hours to go into the Palace. After taking a couple of pictures we decided to head back into the city. At night we had reservations to go to Moulin Rogue so headed up to the Montmartre area for dinner before the show. One quick night cap after at place called Corcorans’ (which coincendentally shares the same name as our favorite Chicago bar ) and we headed back home.
As close Paris is and as much as there is to see I’m sure we’ll at least pass through again at some point.