Paris, Paris, Paris.. as cliche as it sounds it has got to be my favorite city in the world. I feel like everyone says that it’s their favorite city but I really feel like that just from experience alone. We arrived in Paris in the evening after aking the train from London. The train we took was the Eurostar and the duration of the trip was about 2 hours and it’s really interesting because for a large majority of the train ride you are in an underground tunnel.
Our first day in the city we wanted to get as much done and see as much of the city as possible and we got to do that all thanks to the Big Bus Tours. I used to be that person that would make fun of the tourists utilizing bus tours but as mentioned before they really help tourists maximize their time in a particular city. The hop on hop off aspect of the bus is really, at least for me, very important because you can get all of your photos and selfies and go right back to a bus stop hop on and continue your tour.
We did the main bus route which is called the “Classic Route- Red” and this time around they added a new bus route that they call “Montmartre- Blue” which covers the rest of Paris more of the east side of the city, off the beaten path if you will. The neighborhoods that this particular route covers are the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, Pigalle.
At the end of the day we were completely exhausted from sightseeing all day! So we ended the day with an incredible dinner at a Italian restaurant on Avenue De Suffren called Firmine. They had the best pasta that I have ever eaten… at least in Paris!