When in Paris…
I could easily spend a month here! When I come back, I plan on living like Hemmingway and drinking absinthe and getting carried away at cute little cafes everyday. But for now, we tour everything.
We ate our first petite dejeuner on a cute little patio. In France, apparently breakfast isn’t much of a thing. I read Parisians eat a piece of bread, drink a coffee and have a smoke for breakfast. I can attest to the smoke. Everyone smokes here. Especially on the patios where I’m trying to eat. Also, I think you need to order something different than “coffee” to get a coffee as Tom ordered a coffee and ended up with this:
I should mention that we slept in til 11. Apparently traveling without sleep for 24 hours will catch up with a girl. So once we had some breakfast/lunch at noon we headed towards our first big historical monument-The Palace of Versailles. Tom was in heaven. So much history-Kings, battles,and ridiculous luxuries.
We toured that in record time and headed to the Champs de Élysées and Arc de Triomphe and a huge Ferris wheel. Apparently I’m still afraid of heights. We did get a good view from the top and Tom made us kiss with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Sorry about the PDA pic.
Then right on time, just as the sun went down, we headed to the Eiffel Tower. Did you know there is a Champagne Bar at the very top? We made it to the top, had a glass of ridiculous expensive champagne, ooh’d and ahh’d at the view and decided to head out for dinner.
Turns out it was 1030 pm on a Sunday so it was hard to find somewhere to eat. We went to bed on empty stomachs.
This helped us to get up and out the door this morning. After a great breakfast, we headed to the Notre Dame Cathedral. This was built in 1100 or so-and it’s as amazing on the inside as the outside. We also cruised by the Louvre and decided it wasn’t worth the long wait to get in but took a selfie anyway.
Couple other mentions: PARIS IS EXPENSIVE. Good thing Tom is here to pay for a lot of things before I go to the cheaper parts of my trip. Also we wore our raincoats for the last 2 days. That is 2 more days than we wore them on the West Coast Trail.
Now as I write this we are on the train to Bayeux. Bayeux is the launching point for more historical stuff like Juno Beach and Mont St Michel. I hope there is wifi so I have something to do. Just kidding. No I’m not.
Couple bonus pics: