Day 2 Paris


Continued from Day 1 London to Paris.

Contiki European Experience – Day 2 of 20 

So day 2 was pretty much a free day and you can do anything you wanted.  I thought it was a bit soon to have a free day because I didn’t really bond with the group and felt a bit lost.  I don’t really like to be alone so I was grateful I had a friend to cruise around with.

We took the metro and did the whole Arch of Triumph (paid 9 euros to go to the top).  When you get out of the Metro, best to stay on that side if you want to take a photo.  Then you’ll need to go back underground to get to the arch.  The arch is ginormous and beautifully detailed.

contiki paris arch of triumph

Arch of Triumph

contiki paris arch of triumph

Underneath Arch of Triumph

contiki paris arch of triumph

Walls of Arch of Triumph

contiki paris arch of triumph

Tomb of Unknown WWI Soldier

contiki paris arch of triumph

Climbing stairs of Arch of Triumph

contiki paris arch of triumph

contiki paris arch of triumph

A mini Arch of Triumph in the Arch of Triumph!

contiki paris arch of triumph

There’s a shop in the arch that sells drinks and souvenirs.

contiki paris arch of triumph

View from Arch of Triumph

contiki paris arch of triumph

View from Arch of Triumph of Eiffel Tower

contiki paris arch of triumph

Just taking a closer look at paris!

contiki paris arch of triumph

More view from Arch of Triumph

Afterwards, we really didn’t know what to do so we just wondered around, took photos and shopped.

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contiki paris

contiki paris notre dame

Notre Dame

contiki paris louvre palace

The Louvre Palace

contiki paris streets

Streets of Paris

contiki paris galette (savoury crepe)

Galette (Savoury Crepe) for lunch.. mmm

contiki paris tuileries garden

Watching radio controlled sail boats at Tuileries garden.

contiki paris tuileries garden

Tuileries garden is really really big..

contiki paris tuileries garden

People relaxing at Tuileries Garden (seats are free but often taken)

contiki paris Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation

Fountain of River Commerce and Navigation

If I was to do this day again I would’ve gone to do Sanderman’s Free Paris walking tour because I was unprepared on what to do.  Thought I’d just wing it and failed.

Although day 2 was a free day we had the option to do optional stuff organised by Contiki for the evening but we need to pay extra.  I decided to do them 95% of them because they sound fun 🙂

Optional: Parisian Dinner (34.50 euros)

contiki paris food

Entree – Quiche

contiki paris food

Main Meal – Veal I think..

contiki paris food

Dessert – Chocolate and Custard

contiki paris moulin rouge

The Real Moulin Rouge – It’s quite small

Optional: Nouvelle Eve cabaret show (77 euros)

The optional cabaret show was really good and I highly recommend you do this.  It’s got the usual – dancing and singing but what I didn’t expect was they performed topless!  I don’t have photos of it unfortunately.

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