On our recent visit to France at the end of the trip we decided to go into Paris. We couldn't have picked a worse day, it had to be the day when it decided to downpour and we got absolutely drenched! After a rather interesting drive into Paris (word of advice DON'T drive into Paris unless you don't mind driving in Central London) we found a car park which was the most expensive car park I've ever come across, I think we were in the finance district as everyone was in suits and the car park was pretty posh. We then walked around for at least an hour in the pouring down rain trying to find our way to any of the attractions and in the end gave up and went in search of some food. We managed to wifi in the restaurant and found maps to direct us to the Eiffel Tower which was about 40 minutes away! So much for us being close to all of the sights.
We made our way over to the Eiffel Tower and by then we were all fed up especially as we were drenched, hence why there's not may photo's from our day in Paris. We didn't go up as the queues were pretty big and it wouldn't have been fair on Amelia. Once we had seen the tower we were trying to figure out where to go next but everything seemed so far away, until I saw the Batobus on the Seine which would take us around many of the sights allowing us to hop on and off when we pleased. For 30 euros we decided this would be the best option for us instead of wandering around Paris like lost sheep. We stayed on for a few stops and got off at the Louvre and then walked past the Champs Elysées which brought us back to the Arc de Triomphe which luckily we noticed was near where we had parked or at least we knew the way back to the car from there.
We ended up walking down Avenue des Champs Elysées and doing a bit of window shopping as Amelia was fussy by then. Luckily the rain did ease off towards the end and we still had an enjoyable day. We would love to go back in a few years when Amelia's older and experience it properly as it was a bit rushed and unplanned.