Even in my own disbelief, the truth is that regardless of the fact that Mr. H. is French, I actually had never properly been to Paris. So this summer, after having spent some time in the North of France, we were going to spend a day in Paris. You can imagine my excitement!
Mr. H. organized the day so that we could see as many amazing places as possible within the little time we had. So we went by bicycle. We used Vélib’, which is a public bicycle system in Paris. I do recommend it. Apart from the fact that it was physically tiring, it was a perfect day. We were also lucky to have unusually perfect weather. It was warm with nearly not a cloud. My pictures are proof!
We started off by the Seine river. The river was beautiful, as were boats and the amazing buildings on both sides.
We cycle uphill up Trocadéro. Uphill is heavy task for me. But the views on top were gorgeous so of course it was worth it.
Besides afterwards we were to cycle downhill (phew!) towards Arc de Triomph and Champs Elysees.
Lunch was at the Grand Palais with views to the Petit Palais which deserves a separate post soon.
After lunch we cycled to the Place de la Concorde, the Madeleine Church, Louvre Museum, and the Opera (where I forgot to take pictures and subsequently forgot to include it on the map).
To nearly end a beautiful day, I was lucky that we stopped to have some ice cream nearby the Notre Dame, where a young man was playing the piano on the street. His jazz style of playing any tune was fantastic and I loved it!
Then we cycled all the way back down the river for a well deserved big dinner. By the way, I have no idea how many kilometers we did…
Merci beaucoup et bisous Monsieur H.!