So I’m planning my first solo trio to Paris early next year and was on a mission to create a really good bucket list. I have taken flights before by myself but never stayed in a different country alone, so I can’t wait! I chose Paris because it’s such a beautiful city and there is so much to visit and explore, plus it’s only a train ride from London so the travel is easy.
Unfortunately my mum is only letting me go for 2 nights, which is super annoying as I wanted to go for 3, but I guess we all have to start somewhere. I did my research and looked at the places I wanted to visit within these 2 days so I can see the best of Pairs in such a short time. This bucket list I devised includes almost 15 things to do, but I promise it’s manageable! I’m talking monuments, food, activities which are must-dos when travelling to Paris. As this is Part 1, I’ll only share 5 things first, so drop a comment for part 2 for me to reveal the best spots in Pairs. Let’s begin!
1. Of course visit the Eiffel Tower
This goes without question: the Eiffel Tower is a monument that you must see in person. In Paris it is nicknamed “La dame de fer”, constructed from 1887 to 1889. When I go to Paris, I’ll be visiting the Eiffel Tower twice: once during the day and the other during the evening.
During the day, my mission is to walk up every flight of stairs until I reach the top and see the stunning view. Of course I can take the lift, but I purposefully want to walk, plus it saves you money if you’re on a tight budget. The second time is to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night. I’ve seen the Eiffel Tower transition all over the internet and would love to see it in person. Pack yourself a picnic for anytime of the day and chill under the monument whilst soaking up the Parisian vibes.
2. Enjoy a night watching the Moulin Rouge
I don’t know if any of you guys watched Dance Academy, but that’s when I first found out about the Moulin Rouge. Through Kat’s audition for the performance which she unfortunately didn’t pass. But the Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in Paris founded in 1889 which is very flamboyant! You might have heard of the movie or the musical in London, but this one’s the real deal people! Glam up in your best attire, sip a glass of champagne and enjoy the show.
3. Go to the iconic photo booth in Montmatre
If you want some vintage photos taken in a photo booth in Paris, this is the one! Located in Montmatre, this photo booth takes a series of photos and gets it printed right on the spot, perfect to treasure your trip in Pairs. Only for a few euros, you can’t miss this experience either by yourself, with friends or a loved one. Watch me spend most of money on this photo booth when I go haha
4. Eat macarons from LaDuree
A macaron is a french sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food colouring. You can get them all over the world, but why not try it from the country it originates from? Parisian confectioners created the ‘Macaron Parisien’ during the 1830s. LaDuree is a pastry shop located throughout the entire city which are famousingly known for their macarons. I don’t know how much they cost but they must be worth it from the reviews I read.
5. Buy a pain un chocolat
If you’re an Emily in Paris fan, you know exactly what I’m talking about. That iconic scene where she bought this pastry for the first time in Paris and fell in love. I personally love a pain un chocolat but I am sure the ones in Paris hit different. It’s thought of as a french croissant but cuboid shape and filled with chocolate, YUM! Perfect for breakfast or as a snack while walking the streets of Paris.
If you’re planning on travelling next year but on a tight budget, make sure to click here! This is my blog post “travelling tips for people on a budget” where I share ways to easily save money. I’m talking accomodation, transport and other options perfect for those who want to save money 🙂
So this is my part 1 of the ultimate bucket in Paris for 2 days! Share this with your besties for when you go on your weekend girls trip. Drop a comment if you want a Part 2 as I have plenty more exciting places to visit. Au revior!