After unloading our luggage, we quickly met our tour group back in the hotel lobby to depart for an evening trip to Montmartre, a hill north of Paris that is packed with adorable shops, cafes and restaurants.
Our bus dropped us off at the bottom of the hill where we took a little tram up to the top.
Once there, we had the opportunity to walk around, grab dinner and explore. It felt so good to be off the tour bus and taking in the sights of such an adorable place.
The view from the top of the hill was amazing! I was shocked at just how densely populated the city of Paris appeared to be from high above.
As we explored the area, the shops that repeatedly caught our eye weren’t the ones selling souvenirs. We were drawn to the creperies and pastry shops!
Though we were tempted to order a crepe on the spot, we talked ourselves into sitting down to enjoy dinner at an outdoor café first.
When I walked by a table of people and saw two of them enjoying the most fantastic-looking large bowls of French onion soup at the café, I knew what I wanted to order!
My soup came topped with a ton of the most thick and delicious cheese!
The bread served underneath the cheese layer was also fantastic. I fell in love with this soup!
I also enjoyed my fair share of French fries my family shared and had a few bites of everyone’s entrees.
My mom and sister’s Croque monsieur and Croque madame sandwiches were a hit!
After dinner, it was crepe time!
Per your advice, a Nutella and banana crepe was ordered and devoured!
Oh my gosh, this thing was so good! Crepes from Paris really do live up to all the hype.
Let’s just say I had another one before 11 a.m. today!
Since we all shared the crepe, we still had room for round two of dessert and popped into a gelato shop where I ordered a cup of Toblerone gelato.
Once everyone from our tour group met back up again, we boarded the bus for an Illumination Tour of Paris at night.
Paris is incredibly beautiful with all the lights of the city shining.
The brief Illumination Tour left us feeling extra excited to see all the sights of Paris this morning!
And that’s where I’ll leave off for now. I’ll be back soon with a recap of today!