Saturday, 29 July 2017

Love Lock, Mona Lisa & The Arc de Triomphe | Paris Day 1

Caught up with AmsterdamBerlinPragueViennaBudapestZagrebLjubljanaZurich & Luxembourg?



Woah! Paris? That wasn't on your route we hear you say! (Probably not actually)



But we've come for two days in between Zurich and Paris and we are pleased to announce that we are going to Disneyland tomorrow!! The excitement is unreal but it does mean that we have only one evening to explore Paris itself!

We have been to Paris once before for my, James' birthday last year. We locked a love lock on the Pont des Arts, the bridge most famous for this kind of thing - there must be thousands of locks on this one bridge! We made our first mission to go back and find it and miraculously we did!

Look right in the middle of the photo - JBSqaredAdventures / Food & Baker



From there we took the short walk over to Musee de Louvre - the largest museum in the world and home to many great art pieces including the one and only Mona Lisa. We were very happy to find out that here along with many other national monuments are free for 18-25 year olds, so we took the opportunity to go in!





We're not going to lie, we came for one thing and one thing only, and especially with time being of the essence, we didn't stop to look at much else other than the one painting. Crowds were swarming to get a glimpse around the Mona Lisa, some even trying to get selfies with it for some reason, but after doing exactly the same ourselves, we moved on.







Our final stop of the day was the Arc de Triomphe, and as it was getting past sunset by this time, we would be up there to see the glistening Eiffel Tower on the hour of 10pm. The tower glistens for 5 minutes on the hour, every hour past dark. After making our way up many flights of stairs, we finally made it to the top which gave breathtaking views of the entire city. But of course, 90% of people were shrouded in one corner, to see the tower.




It was pretty spectacular but hard to capture the lights on camera. Hopefully the vlog will do it better justice! 

From here we made our way back to our AirBnb as we needed some very good sleep. We have an incredibly exciting but long day ahead tomorrow as we're off to Disneyland! You don't need me to tell you to come back tomorrow for that blog post!




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  1. Love the pictures! I'm going to Paris with my boyfriend for my 22nd birthday in September! Very excited!

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    1. How exciting for you! You'll love it!

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  2. I'm dying to go back to Paris! Your love lock is so so sweet and such a great way to remember your trip, also hope you're having a great day at Disney land x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. It's been so good, even if it was a flying visit! We're so happy to have found our love lock!

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  3. Really cool pictures! I really would love to go visit in Paris, i'm so jealous!😍💞🦄

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    1. Thanks! Paris is great, you'd love it!

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  4. It sounds like you had an amazing time! I haven't been to Paris in years so I'm dying to go back, and this post makes me want to go back even more! <3

    Sarah | www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk

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    1. Yessss! This is our second time and we still feel like there's more to see!

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  5. Really loved that you got to explore Paris as it's such a gorgeous city and one of my favourite places ever I have travelled to myself. Thank you for sharing 🌸💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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    1. It's great isn't it? We hope to see more again one day!

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  6. I have always wanted to go to Paris!! My best friend went at the start of this summer and absolutely loved it! I think he spent a whole day in the Louvre as there was so much to see, and knowing me and my history obsession, I would probably have done the same! How stunning are those views of the city from the tower?! I'm so jealous! I think your photos captured the city beautifully! Thanks for sharing your unexpected Parisian adventures!

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. You should definitely visit Paris! So true, you'd absolutely love their history, museums and landmarks! Paris was a great spontaneous spot!

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  7. What gorgeous photos (I love that dress!)
    Paris is one of my favourite cities, I could go back time and time again!
    Hels xx
    www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. Thank you so much, it was my fave dress on our hols! Paris is such a great city, our second time now!

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  8. I absolutely love your pictures in this post, and your dress Jessica! Paris is very high up on my bucket list, so hopefully I get to go there soon! It's wonderful that there's so many things for free for 18-25 year olds, I will definitely bare that in mind if I ever do visit!
    Love Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. Thank you so much, you're so kind! I know, it's such a great thing that they're doing for 18-25 year olds! Saves some pennies too!

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  9. The Arc de Triomphe is amazing, I loved visiting there! I remember the crush around the Mona Lisa too.

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    1. It amazing that we didn't know you could go up it, so glad we did!

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  10. Aw loving your unexpected Pairs detour. Jessica you look so lovely in that dress! I really want to go back to Paris and explore its history and culture properly - it seems so rich and vibrant from your post!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. It was the best decision! Thank you so much! There's so much to see when with our second visit!


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  11. I really want to go to Paris again. I don't like thinking too much about the last time I went to Paris (I went with an ex and it was pouring with heavy rain the entire time. The Eiffel Tower was even closed!) so I'd love to go and see the sights again properly!

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