Paris Trip – Day 2 – Catacombs, museums and pretty lights

Catch up on Day 1 of our Paris trip here!

We started off day 2 of our trip with breakfast from the bakery near our hotel and caught the metro to our first destination – The Catacombs of Paris. We arrived just before 11am and there was already a queue forming. We expected to queue as the website advised hour waits were likely during busy periods… 3 hours later(!) we finally got to the end of the queue. I think they need to update their website. 😉

The Catacombs were a very interesting and at times, creepy experience. They were worth queuing for in my opinion, we took a lot of photos but wish we’d opted for a tour guide or the audio guide. I did pick up a souvenir coin and a magnet.

We spent about an hour in The Catacombs and were starving when we came out so found a local cafe to have lunch in, Croque Monsieur and a soft drink followed by dessert at a bakery who were selling meringue skulls and bones.

After lunch we made a quick dash to the Musee D’Orsay, we’d booked tickets in advance so beat the queues and I was able to see the Van Gogh exhibit and some of my favourite paintings. He’s my favourite painter . We looked around the other exhibits and Kelly was slightly disappointed as she was expecting to see the Mona Lisa , which is actually in Le Lourve, we headed there next but it was closed by the time we got there; we did get some great photos of the pyramid though. 🙂

We walked up the River Seine towards the Eiffel Tower and stopped on a bridge with a great view to wait for it to light up at dusk (8pm), it was a half hour wait and got very windy and cold, but definitely worth it!

Day 3 to follow soon – Disneyland Paris!

1 Comment

  1. Emily

    October 19, 2020 at 02:48

    Ooh the pictures you took of the Catacombs are so spooky, I love it! I’m so sad I didn’t get to go when I was in Paris but that’s cool about the souvenirs you got! And I loved that the meringue cookies were skulls and bones. Super cute! I did go to the Musee d’Orsay but it was a bust. Long story short, there was only one toilet stall working in the women’s bathrooms, and we spent most of our time at the museum in line. I’ll just have to go again sometimes! But your trip to Paris sounds so lovely and you go to do so much! And that Eiffel Tower pic is breathtaking!

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