(It wasn’t my intention to keep you waiting for this post. Sorry.)
On the arrival day it was so sunny and hot. We dropped our bags in the apt and took a walk to find a restaurant to get dinner. We discovered that A is absolutely crazy about parmasan cheese 😀
Damn… It was rainy! Oh well… We strolled to Louvre and to the Arch next to Louvre. We enjoyed the Tuileries Garden where A got to play around and saw some ducks and goats.
It was time for A‘s nap (which lasted 3,5h!) so we sat down for a coffee and a quick bite of food.
Finally, it was time to see Notre Dame – I think this was Zlatan’s favorite part. He talked about it the whole day. For me it was scary looking to be honest, ha ha. But from the other side (in the back where there is a garden) it was so beautiful.
We took a loooong walk (mostly because A was still asleep) and ended in the Latin Quarter by the Pantheón. We sat at a café for a coffee break and A finally woke up. All happy and ready to party…-ish.
Naturally we went to a park. This time in Jardin Du Luxembourg where A got to pose for pictures that reminded me of all Bosnian pictures our parents took in the garden next to a bunch of flowers. LOL
From home I had made a list of best dessert places. One of them was Pierre Hermés. We bought 3 cakes and macarons that we would enjoy in the evening.
We wanted to check out the Galeries Lafayette on our way home. This was not the best idea. It was so crowded and no one had respect for the elderly and families with strollers when waiting for the elevator. We found the Disney Store and A had a blast. It has become a tradition to buy a thing or two from the Disney Store everywhere we go. So she got a Mickey Mouse cap (don’t ask) and a cute cross over bag, which I of course liked the most and she couldn’t care less since it wasn’t pink!
I was so tired and couldn’t walk anymore. We put our stuff in the apt and walked down to a small and cozy restaurant for pizza and pasta 🙂 When A was asleep we tried the Pierre Hermés cakes, and we were so disappointed! Considering the price it wasn’t the best at all. Too bad.
Time to see the famous Eiffel Tower!
We started the day at a Starbucks Coffee. Finally, we spottet one! A wanted a yogurt with berries.
We walked slooooowly (A’s tempo) towards the Tuileries Garden where we enjoyed the playground and A got 3 rides on the carousel.
Hereafter, we sat under the trees and A ate her lunch and fell asleep. We walked and walked and walked and…. I was so tired! It seemed so far away.
On our way we saw the Roue de Paris, and a color run, and I had to have lots of stops on the way (still haven’t guessed it?) but finally… Finally! We made our way to the Eiffel Tower.
We sat at café next to the Eiffel Tower and enjoyed lunch and coffee while A slept. It was cosy and calm in this area.
We sat more than an hour but A was still asleep. So we started walking again and took some pictures, and when we finally found a spot to sit and enjoy the macarons A woke up. Her timing was perfect – sweet tooth.
We sat in the park for a while and A got to play at the playground. We walked over to another and bigger carousel where A got 4 rides – that was more than enough because both mommy and daddy got sick!
We decided to take a taxi to the apt because I couldn’t walk anymore (take a hint).. However, we didn’t take into consideration that it was Easter and Sunday. Perfect combination! All roads across the water were closed. We drove for 1:20 hours! The normal time would have been 15-20 min. After 1:10h A got sick due to the heat and lack of water (everything was in the boot), and somehow the driver got us to the apt in no time. Poor A.
We all took a shower when we got to the apt. We sang a couple of songs – A was now singing in English! Wow, not even 2 years and already knows 3 languages. We played around and then got dressed and went for dinner.
This was our last day. Very exhausting but we had such a nice time and the weather was perfect.
I didn’t fell in love with Paris. I just didn’t feel it. What I didn’t like was:
- Not child friendly. Here’s why: There were no highchairs or kids menu. Locals probably know the right places but we weren’t lucky to find any. Need to change a diaper? You need to be creative or manage doing it standing. Diaper pants were my saving.
- I missed the famous coffee shops (on every corner like in NYC and London) so we just could grab a quick coffee and snack and continue our tour.
But I’m open for one more trip someday and maybe change my mind 😉
Au revior, Paris.