The How, When and Why
Each year Gallery Lafayette takes Christmas very seriously and has incredible window displays and decorations. I’d personally never seen it before so this was my first destination for the day.
After walking and exploring the little side streets for the rest of the day, we ended the night by taking a trip to the Moulin Rouge. We didn’t head inside; this was way out of budget but still pretty to look at.
Of course I went to Disney again…
A Surreal moment
Sweet Treats to try: Buy Macarons from Pierre Hermé, they’re much nicer! and try the Meringue sweets from Aux Merveilleux de Fred. Amazing!
Tourist Tips: Buy The Catacomb tickets in advance. Average wait time is around 3 hours otherwise.
The Eiffel Tower is currently boarded up at the base so there is no greenery at the moment like the photos and there is only one way in to access the tower (which is at the back) which you now need to go through security checks for (which is understandable).
Food: Try to avoid places with a separate English/other language menu. These places are over priced/have different prices for tourists and the quality of food is poor. Most, if not all French restaurants that have menus outside have English written underneath the dish if you are really struggling.
What is your favourite part of Paris? Did I miss any sweet streets off my list above? Let me know!