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Paris with a Baby

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Now I've finally got the time to sit down, I thought I'd share with you some pictures from our recent weekend break to Paris! As you know it was a total surprise to me, so I didn't really have the time to plan anything. We also travelled with our 9 month old, so it was a lot different to most Paris trips I read about.

On the Saturday we arrived in Paris around 2pm after our trip on the Eurostar. We checked in at our little B&B and went exploring straight away! We wandered to the Sacre Couer and after finding a relatively step-free path to the top we still ended up carrying Indie most of the way. I took Indie and Jack carried the pram and I have to say the way up was SO much easier than the way down haha. It was well worth it though as the views from the top were amazing, and the church itself was so beautiful!


There was a cable car that you could pay to take back down but Jack wanted to save money so back down the million steps we went haha. We then carried on our little walk without really knowing where we were going. It was great to just explore and see the little streets that Paris had to offer. We may have ended up in Mcdonalds for dinner though haha. I have a little thing where I have to have one in every country I go to; weird I know!

After a quick pitstop at our hotel we went back out and stumbled upon The Louvre. Words can't explain it's beauty or just how big it is! We didn't make it inside as to be honest neither of us are into that kind of thing haha. As you know the pyramids out the front were the location for our proposal! To celebrate we went to a Parisian cafe and had a lovely drink with a view of the Louvre and the river Seine.


The next day we had SO much to pack in as it was our only full day. We walked absolutely everywhere as we heard that the Metro wasn't very buggy/baby friendly. It was lovely as we got to see so many museums, beautiful buildings and sites that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. First stop was the Eiffel Tower! We obviously took the lift up as no way were we walking to the top haha. The views from the top were amazing, although it was VERY busy so we didn't stay up there long.


We then had lunch sat in front of the tower. Words can't describe just how cool this was... not something you do everyday ay! With our lunch finished we carried on our walk on the way to the Arc De Triomphe. It was pretty easy to find and I still can't get over how big it was haha. Again we never went inside as we simply didn't have time but we got close enough to enjoy it. From here we took a walk down the Champs Elysee checking out all of the posh shops and restaurants it had to offer.



By now we were exhausted so we took a quick break in a little patisserie and tried our first macaroons; soo scrummy! We took Indiana to a little grassy area too so that she could get out of her pram and stretch a bit, she was so well behaved the whole weekend! After popping in a few shops (how could we not go in the Disney store?!), we had dinner along the Champs Elysee which was gorgeous!

The final two stops on our journey were The Love Lock Bridge and The Notre Dame! The poor bridge is looking very sorry for itself now, it's practically falling apart! But of course we had to add our padlock; we chose a more empty spot to do so though. The Notre Dame was breathtaking and as it was free and quite quiet we popped inside. Neither of us are religious but we both said how humble and peaceful it made us feel.

Finally we stopped in another cafe for a quick milkshake as by now we were running on empty haha. I'm pretty sure if our feet could talk they would have been saying some stern words to us! We got as much rest as we could that evening ready for the Eurostar home again on the Monday.


It was the most romantic, amazing, cultural and perfect weekend I've ever had. It was perfect and apart from sore feet I wouldn't change a thing about it. I think it would have been the same without the proposal; that was simply the icing on top of a very very tasty cake haha!

Watch the Vlog from our weekend here!

What is your favourite thing to do in Paris?

10 comments :

  1. Absolutely stunning photos. Looks lovely and that you had great weather. Congrats again on the engagement xx

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    1. Thank you, Jack is pretty good with a camera haha :) xx

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  2. I love Paris and you definitely managed to pack loads in!!! Xx

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    1. It was crazy, so amazing though :) xx

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  3. Ah, Paris is amazing! We went a few years ago, before children, and it was fantastic. Looks like you had a great time. I would love to go back x

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    1. It's brilliant, I'd love to go back too :) xx

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  4. Sounds like you all had an amazing time! You've got some lovely pictures :) I'm glad to hear that you had such a nice time xxx

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    1. It was absolutely amazing, thank you :) xx

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  5. Congrats again on your engagement! You packed everything in, I'm glad you made it to my favourite place, Sacre Couer :)
    Beautiful post xxxx

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