So I had a spontanious trip to Paris this weekend. Many of you are aware of the Euro 2016 UEFA football tournament. Well as you might know I am from Wales and they have done suprisingly well.
Wales beat Russia in the Quater finals on Monday 20/6/16 which we qualified for the Semi Final against Northen Ireland on Saturday 25/6/16.
We had planned a camping weekend with friends for about 3 weeks before hand, but that changed when we beat Russia as Emyr didn’t want to miss the game.
On Tuesday I recieved a text asking if I wanted to go to Paris to the fan zone to watch the Wales v N.Ireland game. I couldn’t say no to go to Paris.
So within 2 days we had arranged, booked and left for Paris. We drove to Derby Thursday night after the EU referendum to pick Emyr’s friends up which was 2.5 hours away from home. We arrived approx 12:30am and stayed the night at a hotel for a big drive Friday morning.
7am Friday we began our journey to Folkestone to get the Euro Tunnel. Arrived at Folkestone 10:40am to catch the 11:40am Tunnel across. Arrived ar Calais, France 12:10pm.
The drive from Calais, France was around 3 hours and a half and we arrived at our campsite 18:50pm (they are an hour ahead of us). The campsite was located 6 miles from the Eiffel Tower at Champingy-sur-Marne and was clean and just what we wanted. Highly recommended for a value price for a couple of nights.
We booked a 5 adult chalet for 2 nights. It had a decking outside with tables and chairs so we spent Friday night with a few drinks out there, had pizza takeaway from the bar and had an early night.
The next morning we aimed to leave the campsite 10:30 to catch the Metro into Paris. First stop, Arc de Triomphe
After having a coffee and a cake we then headed on to the Lourve
The atmosphere at the second half of the game was fantastic. A lot of chanting, singing and taking pictures and videos.
We made our way back home Sunday 26/6/16 and was back in work Monday which was such a short visit to Paris. Will be going again soon to see a lot more as it was such short notice and such a short visit. Until next time France.