My dad, kid brother and I are off to Paris, this coming August for five days. We were looking at beach holidays but August was the only time we could go due to dads work and the brothers school. Beach holidays in the school breaks are always super expensive. I don’t know how companies get away with upping the cost of holidays that if you booked during term time would be cheap. It makes travel often so unobtainable for families with children in school. And whilst there are so many places to see in the UK, sometimes you need to get away to a hot country with a beach. I know that when I eventually have children, I will try and go away as much as I can before they start school.
With Eurostar being so affordable when you book super in advance, I suggested Paris to them, which seemed to go down well. I have been to Paris a few times but neither of them have so I get to go back to basic tourist wise and go and experience the landmarks a second time!
So we will go up the Eiffel Tower, and around (some) of The Louvre. I’ve never been up to see the Sacre Coeur so thats a definite. One of my favourite places in Paris is Notre Dame Cathedral, so we shall definitely be paying a visit to Laverne, Victor and Hugo! No, Seriously, they are up there, the Hunchback animators based them on the actual gargoyles around the top.
I’ve been doing a bit of research as to what else we can do in the days we are there and a few things have really caught my attention.
The Catacombs– Morbid, yes, but I always find things such as graveyards very interesting, and this will hopefully entertain a 14 year old.
The Army Museum – Another for my dad and brother that I know I too will find very interesting. Europe has such a fascinating history, and who can resist suits of armour!
A Boat Tour – Dads request was to go on a boat trip on the Seine. There are so many on offer so if anyone has actually done one of these tours and wants to recommend one, please do so down below in the comments!
Tour Montparnasse 56 – Whilst you get an amazing view of Paris from up the Eiffel Tower, non of your pictures will have the tower in them, which is where this comes in. From what I can see on the website the views look amazing, Even if it is an, um… interesting looking building. It is like when you go to New York, and you go up the Rockefeller Centre so the Empire State Building is in the photos. ( I mean, you do both if you can lol).
Food – Again, all the recommendations down below please. It’s all about Crepes, Cheese, Macaroons and just a little wine.
And maybe I will pluck up the courage to eat a snail this time. Maybe.
There are a few of the things we are hoping that we will see in our 5 days. It’s a start anyway, we still haven’t booked accommodation yet, thats the next thing to look at.
I love planning trips that I am actually going to take.
It makes a change.