A PARISIAN WEEKEND – DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE)

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   We woke up to glorious sunshine on our last day which was perfect, we had been hoping for at least one clear day for when were off to admire the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Due to us not wanting to commit to a day and relying heavily on the weather forecast for this, I only looked into pre-booking tickets a couple of weeks before our trip, so that being said it was impossible to book any time slots in advance. We probably had to queue about 2 hours to just get in a lift to go up to the 2nd floor, with then another 45mins queuing to get to the 3rd floor, then 20mins to go back down to the 2nd floor. Sick of waiting we then climbed the stairs down from the 2nd to the 1st, then ground.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   1st Floor view of the Trocadero Gardens, this is where we sat the night before to watch the light show.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   We grabbed some lunch from a cafe on the 2nd Floor and sat by a bench with this as our view.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   The 1st Floor of the Tower has these clear parts in the floor so you can see the ground below, it was cool to see all the detailing of the structure in the towers shadow. This floor also has the most information about the Tower and it’s history.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   1st Floor view of the Champ de Mars.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   Whilst waiting for the lift from the 2nd Floor to the 3rd my mum surprised me with these adorable Eiffel Tower sweets.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   Top Floor view of the Arc Du Triomphe, the Top Floor of the Tower views are breathtaking. As well as 360* views of the City there’s also a champagne bar if you fancy a little bubbly whilst you’re up there.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   1st Floor view of the Seine… can you spot the Arc du Triomphe?

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   Staying warm on the Top Floor of the Eiffel Tower in my beaut Ozzy Cardigan from MXCI.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   Top Floor view of the Trocadero.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   Top Floor view of the Champ de Mars.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   After coming down the Tower we had a quick walk in the Champ de Mars purely to get an ice cream then headed for a walk in the sun by the Seine towards the Arc du Triomphe and Champs Elysees.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   This isn’t the famous padlock bridge (which I actually think has now had the locks removed) but I think padlocks make an appearance on all bridges along the Seine in imitation.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
We had to hold fire for a few minutes whilst a TV/Film crew shot a scene on the bridge we crossed.
Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
Meandering through Parisian streets we finally approached the Arc Du Triomphe. It’s situated in the middle of a super busy round about so I was pretty pleased to get this shot without any traffic as the lights changed. The view from the top is meant to be amazing, but time was running out on our weekend so we just headed down the Champs Elysees.
Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
Playing chicken in the centre of the Champs Elysees.
Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
I wasn’t going to leave Paris without one more Blair Waldorf-esque present to myself; Macaroons from the famous Laduree Bakery.
Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
How gorgeous is this window display?
Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
Once inside you are given a menu of flavours and options to check through whilst queuing to be served, which is a great help given how fast paced the service is.
Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe   I left with a souvenir box of 6 (very expensive) Macaroons.

Julia Beaumont A PARISIAN WEEKEND - DAY 3 (EIFFEL TOWER, LADUREE) Paris Travel  Travel Paris Laduree France Eiffel Tower Champs Elysee Arc Du Triomphe
Exhausted, we headed to a cafe for a traditional artisan platter to end our trip. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend away with my mum. I’d definitely love to come back to Paris again to see more of the city, maybe when it’s covered in Christmas lights.

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