March 1-3, 2018
Bonjour! I couldn’t wait to see Paris! I had been planning this trip for a year. My kids were traveling with me on this trip, their first trip to Europe and my first trip to Paris.
We’d been in England for a week with plans to take the Eurostar https://www.eurostar.com/us-en/trains from London St. Pancreas Station to Paris Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy Station on Thursday March 1st. Our tickets cost $219 for 3 adult one-way tickets.
We stayed for 2 nights in an airbnb just outside the gates of Disneyland Paris. airbnb https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18324252
I Highly Recommend Jacquelin’s home https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18324252
We paid $79.00 per night for 3 people in two rooms. It was PERFECT! Don’t worry about a thing. Jacquelin picked us up at the Train Station at 11:00 pm in FREEZING COLD temperatures. She speaks enough English to carry on a simple conversation, though her son helped us with directions. Jacqulin’s home is just a few minutes away from the train station/Disneyland. It was Super Clean! We had 2 rooms and a private bathroom. We were delighted to find Disneyland Maps and an EU Outlet Converter for our use. She actually has 3 airbnb rooms in another room is needed.
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I paid $195.00 for our 3 tickets to Disneyland Paris. http://www.disneylandparis.com/en-us/
It was very cold all day, but it didn’t seem to slow us down. We utilized Fastpass when we could, and we never really waited longer than 20 minutes for any rides.
We are big Disney fans and Disney Paris did not disappoint! However, the freezing temperatures did take a toll on the Disney equipment. There was ice on all the water fountains and 3 of the rides broke down while we were on them!
Every Disney Trip includes treats to eat! During this trip, we enjoyed, crepes from a coffee stand for breakfast, Casey’s Corner is our must-have for Disney Lunches and we stopped at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries on our way out of the park.
The next day, we took the train into Paris. We bought the Mobilis Tickets at the train station for $64.00 which gave us full access to the train and bus system in Paris for the entire day. (Two notes here. 1-both the local train and the eurostar leave from the same station. And 2- we bought our Mobilis Ticket right at the station).
The ride to Paris didn’t take long.
Our First Stop was Arc de Triomphe Paris.
From here, we walked to the Eiffel Tower stopping at a Farmers Market on the way for Crepes, Fresh Fruit and Coffee!
Then on to Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral
Lunch was more crepes for me and some escargot for Dakotah as we sat by the window
in a perfect French cafe just steps outside of the Louvre. All three of us were looking forward to spending the afternoon exploring the Louvre.
After the Louvre, we stopped for some macarons. I have to admit and neither Dakotah nor I enjoyed these famous French Cookies.
Then back to the Eiffel Tower for the Big Show! For 5 minutes at the top of each hour the lights sparkle! It was magical! The highlight of the day and not to be missed!
Two days, three nights in Paris, it was perfect! The weather was cold, but we were constantly on the move so the weather didn’t ruin the day.
I’m grateful to have seen this iconic city, to learn more about it’s history and famous artist. I’ll never be the same….Au revoir!