So we've finally checked in and all stocked up on candy and other tax-free goods and it's time to board the plane, everyone got their ticket?
Things we can do
1 Eiffel Tower
Originally Posted by Lonely Planet
The view of the ‘city of light’ by night is mesmerizing from the tip of the city’s iconic spire, with its 360-degree panoramas over Paris. Over 250 million people have ascended the tower to date. Most visit its three platforms (57m, 115m and 276m) in daytime hours, when, on a clear day, views from the top extend up to 60km. Far fewer visitors make the pilgrimage after sunset, when queues are significantly shorter. Night-time at the top can be breezy – bring a jacket…
2 The Louvre
Stretching a whopping 700m along the Seine, it’s estimated it would take nine months just to glance at every artwork in the world’s largest museum. But – with a bit of planning – it doesn’t disappoint. Save time by purchasing your ticket from the Louvre’s website, ticket agencies, or machines in the Carrousel du Louvre beforehand. Museum tickets are valid all day, so you can take a break any time.
Nowhere encapsulates Paris’ village atmosphere more than its street markets. Not simply places to shop, the markets are social gatherings for the entire neighbourhood, where residents toting quintessentially Parisian canvas shopping bags on wheels chat with stallholders and pick up culinary tips.
4 Jardin du Luxembourg
The merest ray of sunshine is enough to draw apartment-dwelling Parisians outdoors. You’ll see locals unwinding throughout the city: in parks, on bridges and on the banks of the Seine. But the Luxembourg Gardens have a special place in the hearts of Parisians. Napoleon dedicated the gardens to the children of Paris, and many residents spent their childhood prodding little wooden sail boats with long sticks on the octagonal pond, watching marionettes perform shows, and riding the carousel or ponies.
Where are we living?
The Young & Happy hostel in the latin quarter
Check in after 4pm, out before 11am at this friendly if frayed place in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Beds are in cramped rooms with washbasins, and accommodate three to 10 people – double rooms can be reserved in advance so get in quick! Rates include breakfast in the dark stone-vaulted cellar, sheets and towels. Happy-go-lucky is the general mood of this busy hostel.
[OOC: So this is the intro to the start of the trip! Start your post at the plane and end whereever you feel like :P!]