Hey! so as you may know from my previous blog post I went Interrailing around Europe and I am blogging my adventures. So as you may have noticed by the title this post doesn’t include day 6 and that is because I will be posting a separate one-day blog post about the day, so go check that out when it is up. So let’s get into this post! Hope you enjoy!
Day 5 – First Full Day in Paris
Today was our first full day in Paris as we had arrived fairly late the night before, so once we had gotten ready for the day we decided to go find somewhere to get breakfast. As we were staying very close to the Bastille there was lots of choice for food, but we decided to go with a crepe and a coffee. As we had booked to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower today we decided to try and figure out the Paris Metro system and start heading over to the tower. Before we could go to the Eiffel Tower we had to go and collect our Disneyland Tickets for the day after. Once we had collected the tickets we started walking to the Eiffel Tower and on our way in we got scammed by a guy trying to sell us bracelets which was kind of funny. The Eiffel Tower was incredible!
We had booked lift access to the very very top of the tower. The view from the top was amazing although it was kind of scary being that high up. Once we had come down from the top of the Eiffel Tower, we went and got some lunch before heading over to the Arc De Triomphe. We decided to go to the top of the Arc which meant walking up over 100 stairs! It was 100% worth it as the view was amazing and you could see the Eiffel Tower as well! After going up the Arc we decided to head back to the hotel to freshen up before going out to eat at Hard Rock Cafe. The food at Hard Rock Cafe was incredible, but after we had eaten we had to head back to the hotel to get some sleep before Disneyland the day after.
Day 7 – Last Day in Paris and Overnight train to Milan
Today was our final day in Paris so we decided to make the most of it before catching our train to Milan later that evening. We were able to store our luggage at the hotel so after we left it in their luggage room we headed off for the day. Our first stop was the Louvre, which is a lot lot bigger than you would think and also one of the most confusing museums to navigate. However, after a lot of searching and walking the wrong way we eventually found the Mona Lisa which is pretty impressive. After we left the Louvre we went to go and get some lunch before heading off to Notre Dame. Notre Dame is absolutely stunning and well worth a visit even if we didn’t have time to go inside. Once we had been to Notre Dame we went to get some food before heading back to the hotel to collect our luggage. After we had eaten we stopped off at a supermarket to get some supplies for the extremely long journey we had ahead. After we collected our luggage we headed to the train station to get our first train of the night.
Our journey from Paris to Milan was actually horrendous and this is how it went. First of all, we got a lovely 2-hour train from Paris to Strasbourg at 8pm, where we had a 1-hour layover until 11pm. We then got a 1-hour train from Strasbourg to Mulhouse Ville, where we had a 4.5-hour layover until 4am. From Mulhouse Ville, we then got a 1-hour coach to Basel where we had another 1-hour layover until 6am. From Basel we then a 2-hour train to Arth Goldau where we had a minuscule 4-minute layover. Finally, we got on our final train from Arth Goldau to Milan which took 2 hours meaning we arrived in Milan at around 10am. All in all this whole journey was 14 hours of travel on and off which meant we had about 1 hours sleep that whole day.
Hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading! Stay tuned for my Disneyland post as well as more interrail posts.