So day 2 was our first full day here in Paris. We decided we wanted to knock out all of the major things to see first, so we could spend the last twodays exploring cute towns and have no agenda. Finding our own adventures has been the best.
We woke up early & ate croissants (of course) and headed toward Notre Dame.
We got off the train at Notre Dame and couldn't believe our eyes. That's really when it hit us that we were in Paris. It's still a dream. We went inside of Notre Dame, and let me just tell you, it's unlike anything I have ever experienced before. The arches, the walls, the stained glass, to the last fine details. Everything was unreal.
Pictures don't even do justice. It was so incredible being in a place that could make you feel so much peace.
From there we walked over to Shakespeare & Company. Which is a well know (and absolutely adoreable) book store. Ernest Hemingway used to go here! We could have spent the entire day book exploring. It was so wonderful! I left with a new poetry book and a copy of The Little Prince! If you are in Paris, you have got to make sure to go!
P.s. I left my one of a kind airplane ticket poems hanging in the typewriter booth. If you are ever there you will have to search for it!
After that we found the cutest spot next to the lock bridge to eat before we headed over to see the locks. I absolutely loved the Siene River.
After we just strolled all the way to the Arch walking next to the river. There was so much going on. It was so incredible. We definitely realized at this moment we were in Paris. There was so much love everywhere.
(Seriously it was such an easy walk using the river.) At this time we finally realized the sun was setting and we wanted to make it to the Eifel! So we seriously sprinted all the way over. And finally, we found her. It was so surreal. You spend so long about seeing something or thinking about something and then all the sudden it happens. I won't ever forget the first time I laid eyes on the Eifel.
And finally the sun set and she lit up. So did my heart.
Our second day was so filled. I defiantely suggest that you get all of the super touristy things out of the way your first 2 days so you can enjoy your last few and not feel pressured to do anything!
The Eifel and Notre Dame were a dream. Now time to head to bed and dream of baguettes. ❤️🇫🇷