I see Paris, I see France…..
Posted on February 2, 2013
I should be writing, I really should. Especially since I told myself I would make it a habit to have a routine going to get more writing in. I actually started a piece for The Daily Post writing challenge but I wasn’t going to make the deadline so I didn’t bother to finish it. I will though and will probably still post it for you all to critique On the other hand, I have photos! My friend and I spent a weekend in Paris in early January and it was beautiful! I love that city. So here are a few photos to grace my page until I finish my writing.
We took the three-hour train ride from Switzerland to Paris and it wasn’t bad except for the never-ending boisterous cackling and chatter from the female trio in front of us. We arrived at Gare de Lyon at about 11 am, grabbed a map of the city and was off to sight seeing.
After grabbing a bite to eat from a street vendor outside The Eiffel Tower, we went in search of our hotel. We got some directions from the information booth at the Metro station and was on our way. It was an easy find. Now we were pros at navigating the streets of Paris! We freshened up and wanted to make our way to the Notre Dame.
On Sundays the Cathedral has limited access due to having Mass several times a day. I thought it best to get it in the day before and to our surprise, entrance was FREE! Thank you Jesus! We were on a budget. So, here is the AMAZING Notre Dame Cathedral. I walked in and suddenly felt the urge to cry. One look and it was overwhelming. The architecture in this place is out of this world. So much detail and skill in every corner of the cathedral. It’s hard to believe this was all done in a time when people didn’t have all of the modern tools and machinery that we do now. I wish I had more photos but I was too captivated to keep snapping.
The next day we headed to the Louvre Museum. I have always wanted to see that place and my dream finally came through. The place is HUGE! We walked for what seemed like miles in the museum in search of the Mona Lisa. You’ll note that the artwork on the ceilings got my attention a little more than the art on the walls! They’re out of this world spectacular! I won’t talk much, check it out.
I conclude the Seine River. The Grand Palais and the Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Champs Ellyses were all apart of our tour but exhaustion kicked in. We would have loved to explore the Grand Palais but the line was ridiculous so hopefully next time. You should definitely visit too if you haven’t already done so.