We took the morning train back to Paris and arrived at our hotel around 11:30am. Our room wasn’t ready yet but we left our luggage there so that we could go explore. Our first stop was for some light lunch at a sandwich place around the corner. The shop owner noticed me taking pictures of his sandwich display case and wanted me to take a picture of him too!
It started to lightly drizzle so we headed into the subway to see St. Chappelle and the Conciergie. At St. Chappelle, we bought tickets for ourselves for 10 Euros each then realized that it’d be cheaper to get the Museum Pass for 30 Euros since we’d be there for a few days. We ended up hawking our original tickets for 7.5 Euros each but I think we’ll still benefit.
We also visited Notre Dame Cathedral and Tower. Yes we did climb the 422 steps! We fortified ourselves before the climb with a croque monsieur and coffee.
Other stops for the day included Hotel de Ville (City Hall), the Picasso Museum and Centre Pompidou. Before Centre Pompidou we did some people watching and had an apple crepe and coffee at a sidewalk cafe.
We met up with Timo and Elina at St. Michel around 8:30pm and it was still bright out! We tried a restaurant with sidewalk seating and had their prix fixe set for 18 Euros which included an appetizer, entree, and dessert. We had onion soup & escargot, beef burgundy & steak, creme brulee & apple pie and ice cream.
After dinner we walked over to where we could see the Eiffel Tower all lit up. So beautiful.
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