|The majestic Montmartre|
Oh, Paris, how I’ve waited for a visit! Even though we knew we’d be pushing our luck (and our feet), we dedicated an entire day to the City of Light. We had a rough idea of what we wanted to see, but we decided to play it by ear with some of the major attractions since we had no intention of spending the entire time in line waiting for tickets.
We took the earliest Chunnel ride over from London, and hit the ground running. We took in Montmartre, Notre Dame, the Louvre (believe it or not, no line!), “Love Lock” Bridge, the Tuileries Garden, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and finally the Eiffel Tower (again, no line!).
By the time we boarded the train to return back to London, we had walked nearly 15 miles, which removed any lingering guilt that I felt about the many chocolate croissants and macarons that we ate along the way. The guilt that I had from not being able to keep up with the language after having spent 5 years in French class was another story altogether.
|Notre Dame's gorgeous rose window|
|Leaving our mark at the Love Bridge|
|Rows of ornate pastries at Laduree|
|A very busy Arc de Triomphe|
|In all of her purple flower-clad glory!|
|A final view of Paris before our ride back to London|