Anyway, once we arrived in Paris, grabbed a train into the city, and trekked to our hotel (only to find out we couldn't check in yet), we decided to walk around a little and find some lunch. We ate at a cute little cafe that had burgers and other "American" fare. YUM. (I know, I know...we should have searched for authentic French food - but we were hungry and this place was convenient).
After finally checking in to the hotel (which, by the way, was very close to the Louvre!!) and taking a short nap, we went to see some sights.
|Ah, Notre Dame...the other side was under renovation, so we didn't get to see the cool spires and such.|
But we did get to see some cool gargoyles!!
|Ze Eiffel Tour...which we decided (once again) to take the stairs to the top!|
|The view from Level 1 (about 300 stairs up)|
|From Level 2, I think...(maybe about 700 stairs up?)|
|Finally at the top! (a few more stairs and a quick elevator ride)|
|Probably my favorite picture ever!|
|Ze Arc de Triomphe|
|The way cool entrance to the Louvre! (I had NO idea how HUGE this museum is. It would take WEEKS to go through it properly. We had like 4 hours.)|
|Inside the Louvre|
|Ahh, Mona Lisa. You are not so interesting to me, but I took a picture of you anyway.|
|This picture was on the opposite wall from the Mona Lisa and hardly anyone was looking at it - despite it being WAY BETTER (and like, 10 times larger) than Mona. HELLO? - The Wedding at Cana, anyone? Bueller? Bueller???|
|La Seine...goodbye Paris!|
Thank you for bearing with me as I finished this series of posts. We had an amazing trip with many adventures and fun stories. I hope you enjoyed our pictures!