Day one of Paris consisted of: Arriving in Paris via the Eurostar (full post here), checking into my hotel around 3pm followed by an hour long stroll down to the Arc De Triomphe, I then wandered along the Champs Elysees – paying a visit to the mothership Sephora, as well as browsing in Zara, H&M and several other shops before stopping by Laduree to take in the beautiful displays.

I walked from the Champs Elysees up to the Sacre Coeur in Monmartre to watch the sunset and take in the breathtaking views. My first evening was rounded off with some homemade Lasagne and a glass of wine in a cute French restaurant. I then headed back to my hotel for a long soak in a hot bubble bath followed by reading my kindle in bed with some M&S’s… perfect!

Highlights: That feeling of travelling alone and knowing that you’re more than capable of doing it by yourself, walking along the Parisian streets in the sunshine lost in your own thoughts, watching the sun start to set over Paris from the Sacre Coeur, wondering along the Champs Elysees with not a care in the world and just generally exploring a beautiful city.

Lowlights: Underestimating Primark sandals (for roughly 15 miles of walking)… ouch!

Stay tuned for what I got up to on my second day in Paris tomorrow!

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