A short spring weekend, a flight on offer, a collaboration between Valeria and Disneyland Paris and we are leaving for a new – even short – on the road.
Tomorrow we leave to Paris. An out of town escape a bit different from usual because this time our family widens and our niece and nephew will be with us, due to our visit at Disneyland Paris and due to Valeria’s collaboration.
What to see in Paris in two days on the road
We have already been in Paris several times and since we have a very little time in our hands, my program was more guided towards destinations still unknown to us, maybe out of Paris or other ones like Versailles.
When I asked my niece and nephew what they think, their big eyes look at me sad and reply to me in chorus: “But, auntie, we are in Paris and you don’t take us on the Tour Eiffel that we have never seen? Don’t we go to see it lighted by night?
Okay! They’re right, too. So in a flash a change in a program that there isn’t yet and go towards the town centre and all the most famous monuments…even Valeria doesn’t remember them anymore, too!
Will we be able to keep our pace and see a lot of things, as we usually do, in five people instead of three?
Follow us in this new on the road and you will find it out.
18th April 2015
We leave early in the morning towards Malpensa airport to Paris. Everyone happy and smiling.
But how beautiful is to go around with three titches like them!
We dedicate the rest of the day after the flight to the symbol of Paris par excellence.
We couldn’t certainly make anything different: they command and…they came here on purpose to see the Tour Eiffel.
It’s useless to say that all the three of them are left gaping when they find it in front of them just round the first corner, going out the underground!
Do you want to climb? Sure!!!
Let’s go take the lift! No way!
So we go up on foot. The three of them running and we plodding!
The view that the copper-coloured Tower offers on sunset left gaping every time.
But it’s a shame that the Trocadero as all the other tourist and most crowded places is a knot of all sorts of illegality, as here in Italy and maybe even a bit more: sometimes with an insistence more than annoying, above all towards children.
But when at 9 pm the “glitter” starts it’s even more beautiful. The three titches make us stay sit there at Trocadero, with this wind that today is very annoying, but it is very elegant and stately every time it lights up.
The five minutes of illumination slip by and it’s time to come back to the hotel. Today we have spent 2.80 Euros each (10 runs book, an outward journey and a return journey each) besides the transfer from the airport to the town centre. Travelling in 5 people taxies cost less than the underground. I think that Uber is the cheapest solution.
19th April 2015
Today we choose f0or the underground’s daily that allows to get on and off everywhere all over the day at the areas 1,2,3 at 11.20 Euros (the full fare). It is not much cheap but it’s the best solution to move at spot as we’ll do today.
First stage: Notre Dame. The three of them choose the route. They saw The Hunchback of Notre Dame, right?
Do we take again the underground to the Louvre? What??? It’s just round the corner! So…let’s go again on foot.
Look at how many buildings there are to admire! Isn’t beautiful to walk like that along the river?
I think my concept of walking is at least one tenth of their speed…but it’s okay!
The Louvre bewitches them with its glass Pyramid and the fountains. Just the time to take some photos and let’s go to Montmartre.
But have we to take the underground necessarily? Can’t we go on foot also as far as there?
No, no and no! You are crazy! Stop!
During this sunny Sunday afternoon the Basilica is majestic. People take advantage of sun to occupy every single free grass space and it’s beautiful walking among allays and little streets even if unfortunately (and of course!) they lost their original charm of artist’s crossroads.
To go up there there’s the funicular since we are dead tired. What???!!! But what takes to go up there?! In three they are perfect. One saves money, the other makes us run like mad and the little one always make what the other two say to her!
The three titches appreciate the view on Paris: it seems endless even if it takes a bit to them to identify the tower hidden among the trees.
We take again the underground towards our hotel in Disneyland. Finally they are dead tired even if Matteo has still some energies. Look at them like that while they are convincing Simona to walk – “we are almost arrive”: it’s one of the most beautiful thing of the whole day.
Half an hour by train and we are in Disneyland. They went asleep exhausted just got on and they couldn’t wait to arrive at the hotel. It was enough to see the park entrance from the back and they revived. They continue to jump euphoric and don’t stop shouting!
Will we be able to send them to bed tonight?
You continue to follow us tomorrow in our adventure in Disneyland Paris with the hashtag #disneylandparis and #disneyspring.
See you soon!