Ibis Budget Versailles Château Saint Cyr
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... make it to the Lourve, the crowds were overwhelming. Thinking the d'Orsay might be less crowded, we headed to it first. No such luck. Even with our "line-skipping" tickets, the wait was well over an hour. After getting frustrated, we said, let's do plan B.
Plan B happened to be, get back on the Hop On/Hop Off bus and see the major sights. And that we did. Place de Concorde where Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Robespierre were ...
Today was the last official day on or cosmos tour. We had a local guide take us to Notre Dame where we were able to go inside and take photos. Next we wet t the Eiffel Tower and then had some time to eat some lunch before our afternoon excursion. The guide took us to the Louvre and showed us the famous pieces of art. It was very ...
... So I guess the $7 was worth it as I must have looked so cool hanging out on the terrace drinking my cafe ;)
I walked around looking for huitre's (portugaises/oyster's) on all the menu's since I now had a craving thanks to my new bestie Hemingway (I can't believe I've never read any of his books - I'm in love so far!) but I couldn't find any. So I just settled on the next best thing - Moules et Frites - mussels and fries! And low and behold - the menu I was given when I ...
... leaving our things at the hotel and taking a bath we went out to see the "Tour Eiffel" but it was also difficult to get there because we didn't know very well what metro stations we have to take and off course we get lost sometimes but we didn't panic and we search the way to get there.
All was worth it when we finally saw the Tour Eiffel and the other places near it.
I'm glad I've had this ...
... into a tourist. In Paris it is easy to lose an afternoon, we certainly did thanks to a great cafe with amazing charcuterie, local beers and some great company in the form of British and US tourists.
The day was not over ... we headed to the Seine to see Bastille Day fireworks and the Eiffel Tower all lit up. Awesome finish to an amazing day.
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