vintage denim shirt, Topshop blouse, suede shorts and bag, ASOS chelsea boots, H&M rings, Armani watch
So, our second day in Paris...
We started the day with a trip on the métro to the stop 'Bir-Hakeim — Tour Eiffel'. Of course a trip to Paris wouldn't be complete without a visit to the famous Eiffel Tower. We both had already been to the Eiffel Tower a few times before, but when in Paris... We did actually plan on going up to the top, however when we arrived, there were HUGE queues snaking all around the space under the tower, so we decided not to queue for the whole day. Also, when you're on the Eiffel Tower, you can't take photos of the tower itself seeing as you're on it, so we decided to take a walk in the park near the tower to take some photos.
Afterwards, we hopped back onto the métro and got off at the stop 'Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette' which led us straight to the ground floor of Galeries Lafayette. This huge department store is one of the main shopping destinations for those looking for endless floors of designer goodies, from Chanel to Prada. However, there was also an American Apparel, Thomas Sabo and many other non-designer shops too. Also, just across the foot bridge, where there was also the men's section, there was the foodhall, chock-full of food from around the world. There were a couple of patisseries selling every flavour of macaron possible and a really awesome bit selling loads of different types of salt, sugar and spices. I got a black salt from Hawaii and a pink salt from Australia for my foodie friend, they were so cool.
We grabbed lunch in the form of a ham and cheese baguette (which always seems to taste so much nicer in France...) from Paul's and headed to our final stop of the day, the Louvre. By this point, we had done a LOT of walking and were kinda tired, also, seeing as the wings in the museum are gigantic, we only visited two out of the three wings. Obviously, we got the touristy thing over and done with and went in search of the Mona Lisa. We knew we'd found it when there we saw a tiny painting with a huge crowd gathered around it trying to get a photo of probably one of the most famous portraits in the world, if not the most. I got a few photos, and then we had a stroll around some of the other galleries.
After getting some dinner, we bought some dessert and brought it back to our hotel room (which became our daily thing while we were there) and finally had a chance to relax, have some dessert and watch some american tv shows dubbed in French (which was so weird to watch btw)
Day 03 post in a couple of days....