Honestly, I didn't realize just how big Paris is, and how much there is to see...I would never have been so bold!
|Brit strikes a thoughtful pose on the streets of Pairee|
First stop: Notre Dame!
Seriously SO amazing! The detail on this building was mind-blowing. We didn't go inside because 1. it was super busy, and 2. it was expensive and we were cheap. You'll be hearing that a lot in the coming posts ;)
Nevertheless, I feel its beauty was appropriately appreciated!
The cathedral is built on a tiny little island in the middle of the River Seine, which makes for lovely canal-side walking...or reading.
We lingered for quite a while there, taking in the sights. Paris is so overwhelming! There are so many people, cars, tall beautiful buildings, and historical sights and attractions literally on ever corner!
|Palais de Justice|
|Hotel De Ville|
|Regis @ the Louvre|
|Eating the largest Babybel known to man in the Jadin Des Tuileries.|
Also, please note the greasy, unwashed bangs.
|A Random Street...|
|Le Opera Garnier...home of the famed Phantom, I think. That or just the inspiration for the novel.|
|Church de Magdelanae|
|One of Brit & I's personal favorites: the construction facade. We saw far more of these during our|
month-long trip than any tourist should see in a lifetime.
|Place De La Concorde|
|Some kind of sports-related celebratory parade along Av. des Champs-Elysees. |
The police arrived quickly to get it under control!
|Feeling hot and overwhelmed!|
We were all tuckered out, so after visiting the Grand and Petit Palais, we caught the Metro back to Montemarte and collected our belongings from the hostel. From there we began the long journey back to Invalides, en route to the Ideal Hotel: the only place that was both available and somewhat affordable to us!
Coming up: Hostel Review, and The Eiffel Tower!