Travel Blogs from Paris
... along the River Seine to visit the Eiffel Tower. It was a long queue and we went up to the top.
Tour de France was crossing the line at Champs Elysee so a lot of blocked roads, but it was done when we drove to the Eiffel tower.
... We discovered that the metro was finished so we had to get a taxi home. The first taxi we hailed, Eli was trying to explain where we had to go. The driver couldn't understand what he was saying so he just drove off! So rude!!! The next guy was ok. Eli typed in where we had to go on his GPS. He and Eli chatted a bit on the way back home. It was nice to finally get home and go to bed! I can't say that going up the Eiffel Tower will be a memorable experience!
... a beautiful park with lots of statues (famous maybe? We didn't know) and then found an amazing bakery. At the bakery we bought croissants and a baguette to take back to the hotel for dinner. We were running on barely any sleep and the train system had us very frustrated so we decided to call it an early night. We did run into a guard/police type guy in one of the stations who wanted to French kiss us so he could win a bet. We tried to convince Emily but she ...
... with games rooms (billiard tables and card tables), music rooms, and bedrooms. Either of these buildings would be considered a massive mansion in our terms, but next to the enormity of the actual palace, they paled in comparison. The Petit Trianon was the home of Marie Antoinette, and we were able to see her bedroom. The girls commented that her bed looked really small, so I pointed out that they just cut her to fit…
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... Cafe, found us headed for the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The only words to describe the 850-years old cathedral: Majestic. Holy. Beautiful. Wrought with familiar symbolism.
What more can I say. Among the many churches/cathedrals we’ve seen in Europe and elsewhere, the Notre Dame is, indeed, special--should be a must-see on anyone’s itinerary. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so I hope you enjoy those I posted below. Some of the ...
Other places to stay in Paris
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $315
Pigalle, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $170
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 2 star hotelfrom $157
Montparnasse, Paris | Hotelfrom $76
3 rue Lepic, Paris | Hotel$236 average