Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs.

With only one full day in Paris, Beth and I knew we had to make the most of our time in the fabulous city, so we decided to jam it full with activities that included visiting the Eiffel Tower (natch) and the Catacombs. Knowing it would be a long day full of photo-tastic things, I had charged my phone through the night, only to find THAT MY CHARGER HAD BROKEN :O and that my phone had been on 1% for the whole night – I know, TRAGEDY! Luckily I had my camera to shoot the day’s fun festivities.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

We started our day by fuelling ourselves with a Parisian breakfast of pain au chocolat and baguettes swathed in butter. I’m not a breakfast person, but it was soooo good.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

We then set off for the day in search of the Eiffel Tower.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

And made our way up to the very top – squealing with excitement and terror the whole time.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

When we finally reached the top, it was like being on top of the world. Above the clouds, the sun shone fiercely and brightly (making it a little hard to take a picture without getting blinded hahaha), where we stood in awe and couldn’t stop grinning and smiling.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

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Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

After a while at the top, we started making our descent downwards, back to the gloom but splendour of the city.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

We stopped for a hearty lunch.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Then made our way to the infamous Catacombs… where we waited in line for what felt like FOREVER.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

The Catacombs were nowhere near as scary or terrifying as I had expected them to be, but they were insanely fascinating, interesting and a whole lot of fun.

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs  Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

Exploring Paris: Eiffel Tower & Catacombs

By the time we reached our hostel, we were ready for bed and crashed out for the night…

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…or so we thought…

alice

xo

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