When my parents and I were in the booking process for England, I begged them to relinquish some time away from London. When they asked if I meant something like heading to Blackpool for a day, I giggled and told them, quite simply, no. In response to their muddled faces, I told them that I wanted to go somewhere world-renowned, somewhere magical and beautiful, somewhere fascinating and somewhere sophisticated with a great general sense of style and a groundbreaking arts & culture scene. Basically, somewhere we wouldn’t want to leave. After a very confusing and somewhat hilarious 10 minute conversation about where else I could want to go, I finally told them that I wanted to go to the one, the only, Paris. They laughed and I honestly didn’t think they took me seriously, until my dad texted me from work telling me that I needed to cough up $57 CAD for the train ticket and that we’d leave at 7:06 AM on our first Wednesday there. Was I excited? No. I was ecstatic.
Seeing as we were already paying for board in London, and we had a to-do list longer than my whole body while we were in England, we could only do a day in France. Well, technically, it was about 11 1/2 hours. Less than a day. Could we do it? We were actually told countless times that we couldn’t do it in a day, and somewhat I agree. We didn’t get to really walk around that much, go inside many of the most fascinating places we saw, or truly experience life in Paris. However, on the other hand, we have physically set eyes on most of the historical venues and/or tourist attractions (with some notable exceptions, including Disneyland, haha), we ate a meal, and we got to do some of the things
we I had always dreamed of (like, for example, visitng the world famous Laduree bakery (:O :O 😀 😀 :D)!!!!!!!!!!!). And in just 11 1/2 hours, do you know what I discovered? Paris is breath.taking. Really, though. Let me tell you, ladies and gents, that city is everything you’ve ever heard it is, and so, so, sooo much more. I honestly didn’t want to leave. Some of my friends have asked me to describe Paris in one word, and that word is…impossible. It is literally impossible to describe that beautiful city in that lovely country in one mere word. Heck no.
However, to compensate, I thought I could show you
some lots of photos of our day there! It was super rainy and cold the day we visited (go figure), but it was still a day I will never, ever forget. Here are some of my favourite moments from our day trip, in no particular order.
*photo heavy post warning!!! Just sayin’*
So, there you have it, my day in Paris. I obviously have so many more photos that I love, but these photos capture the highlights of the trip perfectly. Remember how I told you I was asked describe Paris in one word and I couldn’t do it? Well, having written this post and relived the most magical moments of the day, I think I can do it…in two words: c’est magnifique!
Thank you to my parents for allowing me to see this phenomenal city with my own eyes, thank you to our brilliant tour guide, Jessica, for showing us around your lovely city and most of all, thank you to Paris, for being beyond beautiful, wonderful and legendary. I’ve told everyone already, and I’ll say it again, I will be back. That’s right, it’s not an “if”, it’s a “when.” ♥
Thanks for reading and have yourself a wonderful day!