At a hotel near the Eiffel (with an unexpected view of the Eiffel as well), my husband and I started the second half of our anniversary trip. This trip was came after the passing of my grandmother, which made Paris more special to me since she lived there for many years with my grandfather. We wanted to make it a point to not take cabs on our trip so we mostly walked, or took the metro and walked back to the hotel. Definitely lots of walking but this truly is the best way to explore a city that has something hiding around a corner. The weather was great, mostly sunny, except for the sad day we left, it rained.
Can’t remember where we ate except Bagelstein for breakfast one day. Mostly just stopped and said, “Yea, that place looks good,” and we were never disappointed.
Some basic highlights of our adventure:
*Walked to the Arc de Triomphe, went to the top (284 stairs going up!)
*Walked to Notre Dame, explored the inside, went to the top of the bell towers (didn’t see Quasimodo)
*Walked to and through Jardin Du Luxembourg
*Explored the Pantheon
*Walked through the Catacombs at night time (and on the day of the dead, no less)
*Took a selfie with the Mona Lisa and explored the Louvre
*Found America’s Statue of Liberty’s sister
*Went to the top of the Eiffel tower (another selfie opportunity while I felt like I was at the top of the world), ate macarons, and walked down the stairs
It truly was the best adventure and being able to come back and share it with my family, and hear my grandfather light up as he talked about Paris made it all worthwhile.
Museums are free the first Sunday of the month