Yesterday I started my Travel Diary with our Day One in Paris. Day Two was spent largely at a convention, but I’ll recap on that a little. We did manage to sight-see as well though, so there’s some actual Paris too.
As I mentioned before, our convention was called Fairy Tales (Chapter IV). It was run by a company called Xivents who have been doing these conventions for a few years. The guests who were attending were Lana Parrilla (Regina), Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook), Rebecca Mader (Wicked Witch), Sean Maguire (Robin Hood), Liam Garrigan (King Arthur), Amy Manson (Merida) and Greg Germann (Hades). There were panels scheduled in the morning and afternoon, then time for photographs, autographs, Meet and Greets etc. The majority of the information was in French unfortunately and while they did try to communicate a lot in English too, organisation was poor and it was quite confusing at times.
Nat and I started off the day by watching a panel, we then had a few photoshoots and autographs. The morning went fairly fast and we headed off for lunch at McDonalds.
We headed back to the convention and watched another panel. We then had a little wander to look at the stalls but ultimately headed back to the hotel early to drop off our stuff and then catch the train into Paris.
Our first stop on the nightime tourist spots was Notre Dame. I had seen this last time I went to Paris, but Nat hadn’t been before so we started here. Next we went to the Moulin Rouge. I hadn’t managed to see this myself last time and it was fairly spectacular to see at night, though not at all what I’d expected. Here we decided to eat crepes for dinner and sit and enjoy them outside the Moulin Rouge before catching the train to the Eiffel Tower. Again I had seen the Eiffel Tower last time (and even gone up it in fact) but we went to see it again so that Nat could.
Sadly at this point we missed the last train home but we didn’t let it faze us too much and just grabbed a taxis back. It was pretty late by this time and we headed straight to bed. Sadly the hotel had a function on (possibly a wedding) and it was REALLY loud. The room wasn’t at all soundproof and the music went on till at least 2.30am so that was a bit of a struggle.