Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Paris Day 6: city tour and Eiffel Tower by day

Day 6: Paris, France
Thanks to a great friend with awesome connections, our first morning in Paris included a city tour arranged by the Paris tourist office. We were driven around for an hour by our tour guide, Travis, who picked us up from the hotel in a cute little car that fortunately fit all of us. The car had to be that small in order to fit in some of the narrow streets Travis drove down. And I mean narrow.
Travis drove us around the Left Bank, pointed out Notre Dame, took us down the Champs Elysees and circled L'Arc de Triomphe, showed us the far-off view of Sacre Coeur, and stopped for a photo opp at the National Academy of Music.
At Acadamie Nationale de Musique
Sacre Coeur from a distance
L'Arc de Triomphe
We had a lunch cruise on the Seine planned for that day, also courtesy of my friend, so we had Travis drop us off at the Eiffel Tower so we could explore the area until our cruise. There's a cute little market just in front of the Eiffel Tower where we wandered around for a bit. The stalls sold everything from souvenirs to clothes to all kinds of food including waffles (or gaufre in French), paella, chocolate, coffee and teas. They also had tourist prices since it was so close to the most popular tourist attraction in Paris but it was still fun to walk around and explore even if we didn't buy so much as a gaufre.

Lots of paella in very large paella pans

Would you believe I didn't buy any? I just liked to look at it all.
But the definite highlight of Day 6 was our lunch cruise down the Seine, courtesy of Les Bateaux Parisien. Stay tuned.....

1 comment:

  1. Merci pour un tel poste honnête et instructif! C'est la première fois que je suis tombé sur votre blog, et je suis si heureux Où louer une voiture à Paris, France