First thing, I want to say sorry that it’s been so long since my last update!
As some of you may know, there was a pretty important rugby match in Paris a few weeks ago, one between France and England. And guess who was there, in the Stade de France, watching England win the Grand Slam? I was! And it was probably one of the best nights of my life!
I headed to Paris to meet up with one of my best friends, and I actually flew this time! No Megabus for me. Before the match, we bought a metro ticket and headed to see some of the most famous monuments in the world but I’m sure you can all guess where we went first! McDonalds. Not the most exciting of meals, but it was the perfect way to fuel up for all of the exploring we were about to do!
The first sight we went to see was, of course, the Tour Eiffel. It was my friend’s first time in Paris, so we did a tour right around the tower, and of course we took lots of photos! Next, we walked to the Arc de Triomphe where we decided to have a rest with a Nutella crepe. Magnifique! We had a walk down the Champs Elysees before heading to our hotel to get ready for the rugby!
After painting on our England flags and wearing our England shirts, we caught the metro to the Stadium! We bought a scarf each, and some chips, we entered the Stade. With about an hour and a half before kick off, we got comfortable in our seats, and took some selfies. I would describe the match, but I’m still struggling to find the words! The atmosphere in the Stade de France was incredible! Being surrounded by France fans was a little intimidating at first, but we English can definitely stand up for ourselves, especially when it comes to chanting!
On our second, and last day (well it was supposed to be mine), we did even more exploring! We had another Nutella crepe for breakfast, this time outside Notre Dame, then we headed to Montmartre where we saw Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge which was pretty cool! Then we headed to Le Louvre where we had a look around outside, the queue to go in was HUGE! We did a lot of walking around Paris and we even bought some souvenirs. We had steak frites (steak and chips) before heading to the airport to come back to Toulouse.
My real adventure was just starting! The French are well known for their strikes, and up until that weekend I hadn’t been affected by any. My flight to Toulouse was cancelled, after I had spent almost 5 hours waiting in the airport. So I got a hotel for another two nights and got a new flight back to Toulouse.
Definitely a Parisian adventure!