An image of Paris and the Eiffel Tower taken from the Arc de Triomphe

4 days in Paris

What’s better than a long weekend in Paris with your bestie? We had such a good time stretching out the last of our summer with days of wandering around in the sunshine, drinking wine, eating good food and looking at beautiful things. It had been a few years since I was last in Paris and it still hits just as well as it did then.

So what did we get up to? On the first night we arrived we checked in to our airbnb in Montmartre and then headed to meet some wonderful pals for dinner at Bouillon (Pigalle) before feeling the Amélie fantasy and grabbing a drink at the Café des Deux Moulins. The next day we headed to Disneyland which was the absolute best day – I’ll chat a bit more about that in a bit… On Saturday we checked out the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie and hung out in the Jardin des Tuileries between a few spurts of rain. The sun appropriately came out to greet us on Sunday which involved seeing Notre Dame, browsing in San Francisco Books, a jaunt down the Seine and a picnic under the Eiffel Tower. In the evening we climbed a billion stairs to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to watch the sunset and then drank wine on the bank of the Seine while the Eiffel sparkled. On our final day, we basked in the sunshine at the Palais de Tokyo and read by the fountain in Jardin des Tuileries before heading to the airport for our (unfortunately delayed) flight home.

It was a total dream of a weekend and I’m so glad I got to share it with my dear Bruno. I feel so lucky to be able to go to places like Paris and to see so many of the gorgeous things it holds.

Which includes delicious food, of course. The highlights include the best ice cream in the world from Berthillon, beautifully ripe figs from the market on a makeshift picnic blanket and a cheese board full of brie and honey with delicious red wine.

And now, some more on Disneyland! Which feels like a whole separate thing to our time in Paris, but no less magical. We spent just one day there exploring both parks and had a total blast. It was Bruno’s first time there so I loved sharing the magic with him and getting to see him nerd out over the Marvel campus. Despite the weather forecast, we managed to (mostly) dodge the rain and our queues weren’t too long to wait so we got to do everything that we wanted to, and time to repeat a few. My favourites were FlightForce, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain and the Tower of Terror, and we also had a lovely time on the Ratatouille ride and the Spiderman AR game. By the end of the day, we were knackered but super content as we sat down to watch the fireworks.

And if you’re still reading at this point, here’s a vibey lil clip that I put together 🙂

à la prochaine Paris!

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