Wanderlust Wednesday: A View of Paris
Paris; a beautiful city I will never get bored of visiting. I have travelled there a few times now – by plane, train, car, and each time has been a completely different experience. The last time I visited was August 2016 when a gal friend and I decided to take a last minute road trip from London to the south of France. We stopped in Paris for just a day, but being the highly organised travel enthusiast I am, I made sure we fit all the sightseeing into less than ten hours. Thanks to the regular and reliable Metro services, we got around quick and easy so this wasn’t too difficult of a task. We did, however, almost melt to our deaths whilst walking about…it was undeniably hot.
So whilst wandering around in the scorching heat, consuming several bottles of water and eating our way through ice cream, we visited popular attractions such as the Notre Dame, Musee du Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower, to name a few. By the end of the day we were exhausted – I had carried around my heavy camera plus a few lenses, and my friend had done all of the driving the night before and we hadn’t arrived in the city until the early hours after almost ending up in Belgium instead (cheers for that, Satnav). We took a nap in the park by the Eiffel Tower and then dragged ourselves up again to visit the last on the list; the Montparnasse Tower. Despite obvious signs of heat stroke and tiredness, we made it to the top of the tower. Seeing the spectacular view of every corner of Paris made it all so worth it. We were 210 metres up in the air looking down on a wonderful city we had just explored – the perfect way to conclude our day in the capital of France.
Located in the Montparnasse area of Paris, this office skyscraper attracts many tourists to its observation deck to experience a breath taking view of the city. Tickets are around €15 for adults with a small discount if you are aged 16-20 or are a student. There also didn’t seem to be any limit on the amount of time you could spend up there. I’ll definitely be re-visiting in the future for a night time view!
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway.
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