I had originally hoped to update my blog daily while away, but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way! While I did update about setting off on holiday, I didn’t actually manage to update about the holiday days themselves.
We were up super early, an alarm set for 6am. We headed out of the Travelodge in Maidstone and set off for the Channel Tunnel. I’d never been across this way before so I was pretty excited and even more so when I realised it would only take about half an hour.
However in the evening, we had planned a trip to the Eiffel Tower. We had tickets booked for 8pm so we left the HPB property at 6pm, knowing it would take an hour, plus parking and then a short Metro trip. Sadly traffic was awful and it took ages to get into Paris. Then finding the Metro stop was pretty tricky too! Finally at about 8pm, we got down into the Metro station, only to struggle buying tickets and then find out there was strikes. At about 8.30pm we rocked up at the Eiffel Tower, feel pretty rushed and worried they wouldn’t let us on as we’d completely missed our spot. However the people at the barrier didn’t even hesitate to let us on and we joined the queue.
After quite a while up the Eiffel Tower, we headed back down to the ground. It was getting late and we still had to make our way back to the car. We took a few pictures from the ground and then headed back on the Metro. We came out near Notre Dame (which we’d rushed past the first time) so it was nice to see that at night too. We then went back to the car and headed back to our holiday accommodation.
To be truthful, the Eiffel Tower trip was the highlight of my trip. It was the one thing I wanted to do while in Paris and despite being a little stressful to get there, it didn’t disappoint. Though I didn’t realise it at the time, it was probably the most problem-free day of our trip too, even if it was completely exhausting!