Our Last Day In Paris, France

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After our amazing day in Disneyland Paris, we had two more full day in Paris to explore the city. We kept the first day pretty low key and enjoyed time with our friends. It was nice to have a day just to relax and live in their Parisian lives for a bit. Then on our last day in Paris, we squeezed a few things in.

Dave’s favorite memory ever is when we had croissants outside of The Louvre on our first trip to Paris, so I wanted to do that again if we had the time. Our friends had never been to The Louvre and wanted to explore inside, so we decided to check out everything around it while they did the museum. We had breakfast, walked around, explored the mall underneath The Louvre, and took some time to relax and soak it all in. It was bittersweet knowing we were going home the next day. Our honeymoon was the best it could have been and having time to reflect on that was nice.

When our friends finished their tour, it was time to start the adventure of the Eiffel Tower. One thing we didn’t get to do while we were there the first time was go to the top, which we wanted to do this time around! Again, since we have the coolest friends in the world, they were all about it as well. Have I mentioned how great it is to find people you can travel with?

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We purchased our tickets for the journey to the top of the Eiffel tower at least 3 months in advance, because the line is what prevented us from doing this before. I didn’t want to spend 3+ hours waiting to buy tickets, then waiting to go up to the second level, and waiting again to get to the top. We did end up having to wait in line once we were on the second level, but this was no problem. The view on every level was beautiful, it’s stunning getting to see Paris from above. The layout of the roads is even stunning.

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We took our time admiring the view from the top, and then made our way to the first level. This was my favorite part! Some areas had a glass bottom (our husbands were afraid of this- but we were all about it). There were bikes that charged your phone while you were riding them, a bar, and swings made of pallets. We could have hung out on this floor for hours, but we knew we had dinner plans. It was so unique and not something I expected. I little getaway from the madness in one of the most popular tourist locations EVER.

After we were able to take in the views, we decided to go see the Arch de Triumph. I had always wondered how people were able to get to the center of the arch because it is right in the middle of a very busy traffic circle. The underground tunnels led you from the outside to the center, so we were able to safely make it. We weren’t able to go to the top, but just seeing the Arch up close was very cool. Afterwards we walked around for so long trying to find crepes, and we just weren’t having any luck, we decided to give up and go back to the apartment…only for our friends to tell us there was a crepe place right across the street. They were inexpensive and amazing, perfect ending to a great stay.

That night we hung out at the apartment and then went out for a birthday party, and enjoyed some cocktails before realizing we still needed to pack. We snuck back, packed everything we could and then continued to celebrate our very last night of out Honeymoon! I am so thankful for this almost 3 week trip and i wouldn’t trade it for the world. Dave and I were able to experience new countries, explore places we could only dream of, and we did it all as newlyweds.

Thankfully, I still have a few posts from on our cruise to tell, because I am not ready for this to be over!

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  • Jasmine @makingrestorations

    It sounds like you spent your last day well, I’m glad you guys made it to the Eiffel Tower, something you have to do at least once in your life

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It really is!! It had been closed the first time we were in Paris because of wind, so we really were thankful to make it to the top this time!

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.com/ Meg Taylor

    Great pictures from Paris! You definitely got all the “big things” in – what a fun trip. I really hope to bring Mike there someday soon!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you! Being able to go back a second time really helped with having a relaxation side of things and finish what we didn’t do the first time.

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Legit can you be my tour guide around Paris one day? Cause that would be magical…

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      YES!!! I would be happy too, and my friends have an airbnb in Paris!

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    I want to go to The Louvre SO bad! That aerial view is amazing.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was incredible and totally worth the price to explore.

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    Oh wow, what an amazing view. This is moving up on my bucket list!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Paris is INCREDBLE. I can’t put into words how much we loved it.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    That’s so awesome that y’all finally got to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower! I don’t think that you realize how important it is to have people you can easily travel with until you travel with somebody that you can’t travel with. That’s great that you have some great friends to travel with!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      We were both so glad to make it to the top since it had been closed the first time. YES!! Unfortunately, a friendship has been ruined fro a bad travel experience from a few years ago. We are very careful about who we travel with now.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I cannot get over the views from the Eiffel Tower, I am taken away! I want to go to Paris so bad, and seeing these made me want to even more. Beautiful Macy, love these memories…thanks for sharing!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      They are STUNNING! I’m so thankful we were able to make it to the top this time. I’m so glad you enjoy reading! If you make a trip to Paris, let me know and I’ll meet you there 😉

  • Megan

    Ahhh I loved Paris soooo much. We had dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower and the view was incredible as the sunset. It was also hands down the best chocolate cake I’ve had in my entire life as well. I never got to see the glass bottom floor or the really cool one with charging stations but it sounds AWESOME. I’m not ready for the recaps to be over either! xo

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      That sounds amazing, I can’t imagine how beautiful a sunset would be from the top. The glass bottom floor was cool, but that chocolate cake sounds like perfection! Lets plan a Paris Blate 😉

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