My ticket to Rome was booked on Ryanair out of Beauvais. This is about 1.5 hours outside of Paris and I didn’t want to deal with getting to the airport in the morning. So, I booked a room on Airbnb and took myself on a little date in Beauvais. Sadly, this meant I had to check out of the amazing hostel I was staying at, The 3 Ducks!
In Beauvais, there was a small festival in town where there was a race of homemade go karts. Picture box cars with the theme music to Spiderman or Mario Borthers playing as they peddle around a track. I pulled up a seat at the Brasserie Victor Beauvais and ordered a foie gras salad and some rose. The food was absolutely amazing and I enjoyed my time people watching and taking in the sun for over two hours!
As I was walking back to the house, I stumbled upon the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre. I love that I can just be walking down the street and find 13th century gothic architecture without even knowing it was there.
One thing to note, although my airfare from Paris to Rome was dirt cheap ($39), I had to pay another €16 (about $24) to take a bus to the airport and spend the time getting there. If I wanted to make my 9am flight, I would have had to leave at about 5am. If you have the time though, it’s worth it to save the money.