Paris

13:36 Jemma Taylor-Smith 0 Comments

We're just back from visiting Paris and Disneyland Paris, both were fab!

Paris was lovely as always. Difficult with the double buggy, but the upside was that we walked lots and saw things we perhaps wouldn't have seen.

We had a lovely lunch near the Sacre Coeur - French Onion soup, Beef Bourgeon and Tart Tatin - yum!!


Dining at the Sacre Coeur!



 
Disneyland Paris was good too. We stopped at here: http://www.disneylandparis.co.uk/hotels/disneys-sequoia-lodge/ As most places, it had good and bade points:

The good:
  • Easy access to the Parks - only a 10 min walk
  • It had a swimming pool - water was a little cool though
  • Nice communal areas - bar, shops etc.
The bad:
  • Dated d├ęcor, although I think that is the look they are going for
  • Small bathroom
  • Super busy at breakfast - I don't like to queue for food!
Overall, it was a good choice for us.

Disneyland Paris was great fun. It's never going to compare to the main one in Florida, after all you don't get the American service in France, but you can't really expect it. The one big bug bear I have though, is that the queues were long. I know we went during half-term, but we went to Florida at Christmas time and we never saw a queue of over 60 mins, where as in Disneyland Paris, this was the norm - not great with tantrum prone toddler twins!!

Some highlights/tips:
  • The Blue Lagoon Restaurant which overlooked the Pirates of the Caribbean ride - great theme and lovely food
  • The new Ratatouille ride - although you will need to get a Fast Pass as the queues are super long!
  • The half-board dining plan, we had the Plus option, which was great - make sure you book ahead though
  • Take snacks and drinks with you, as they are super expensive in the Park - there is a Carrefour supermarket less than two miles from the resort to get your supplies.
Overall it was lovely to have a week away and some quality family time. It was tiring though - I need a holiday to get over it now!!


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