Paris by motorbike

This past weekend was a bank holiday weekend and Artur and I decided to go on a road trip to Paris, it was a last minute decision. We started the day very earlier on the Friday and travelled the 3 hours to Folkestone to get The Channel Tunnel to Calais, then drove 3 hours from Calais to Paris the other side.

It’s difficult trying to get a passport out of an inner biker jacket pocket and they also had us take our helmets off! I understand why but it was time consuming. I had to dismount for the motor bike so Artur could reach his passport and remove his helmet.

As we took the motorbike we packed very lightly, 2 tshirts, 2 pairs of underwear, 2 pairs of socks and I packed jeans. To save costs we decided to camp and Artur happened to find a campsite in the middle of Paris. It had an one site shop (where I tucked into a pain au chocolat) and a restaurant. It looked like the campsite was more tailored to RVs and tourers, we opted for an electric less pitch.

As we only had two days to explore Paris  (Friday and Monday were travel days) we decided to visit the more popular tourist attractions. We climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower, road the motorbike around the roundabout near the Arc  de Triomphe (and stopped for photos near by), took photos outside of Notre Dame and walked along the river. We also visited Le Louvre.


I convinced Artur to drive to Disneyland in the evening! 😉 It was cold!! I’m really glad we went though as it was evening there were less crowds and we were able to watch the closing lights display on the castle. My favourite ride was Space Moutain 2.

We really enjoyed our spontaneous, short trip to Paris.

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