Bonjour From The Eiffel Tower!

Bonjour, friends! My Traveling Troop recently spent two weeks in Paris, France. The trip was a dream come true and I can't wait to share it with you!

I'll start with our first day in the City of Light. We arrived in Paris early in the morning, just a couple days before Christmas, giving us plenty of time to check into our apartment and debate about what we should do for our very first day in Paris. There were so many choices! Should we head straight to a museum? Take a bus tour to get the lay of the land? Or perhaps we should view Paris' major monuments while cruising down the Seine on a boat?

In the end, we decided that we didn't want to be couped up indoors or inside of a vehicle. After all, the flight to Paris from where we live in Singapore took 14 hours! Instead, we headed to the Champ de Mars − a long public park − to stretch our legs and check out one of Paris' most famous attractions: the Eiffel Tower!

Unfortunately, the line for tickets to the top of the Eiffel Tower was long − stretching across its wide base. No climb to the top for us!

Our disappointment didn't last long, though, because we caught a glimpse of a carousel nearby and treated our little Parisian to a ride.

Truthfully, I don't think there is a right or wrong way to spend day one in Paris as long as what ever you do puts a smile on your face.

Have you ever traveled to Paris with your family? What did you do on your first day after the voyage there?


  1. Isabelle rode that same carousel our first day in Paris. And we made it an effort to ride every carousel we saw while there! Took a picture of her on each one and put them all in her photo album with the location of each.
    I'm so happy you got to have such a trip of a lifetime!

  2. Oh wow!!! Christmas in Paris would certainly be one to remember :) We haven't been back since having kids so curious to see how Paris is with the little ones in tow - the last time we were there was New Years 2010/11 when I was 8 weeks pregnant with O. Did you stay for NYE? (even though I love Paris, NYE there was a big disappointment). Looking forward to reading more of your Parisian adventures!


all content © 2013 my traveling troop / blog design © 2013 smitten blog designs