Paris Days 2 and 3 (October 2013)

I should note: I’m writing this post about a year and a half after my trip took place, so I’m trying to write this from memory and by looking at pictures. Also, I’m just going to go ahead and combine days 2 and 3, since I can’t exactly remember what I did on which day.  That being said, let’s get to the French stuff.

If there’s is one thing that can be said about Paris, it’s that this city certainly has a lot of to see and do. The obvious one is the Eiffel Tower, which was walking distance from the hotel in which I stayed (Hotel Royal Phare). That being said, one has to consider as many stops/attractions as one can when attempting to explore Paris, if that is one’s primary purpose here. While walking to some of these locations is certainly possible, maybe even advisable, ultimately one should consider transportation when trying to hit as many stops as I was.

So, what did I do? Well, I hopped onto one of those Hop On, Hop Off tour buses one can find just about everywhere in the world. FYI., I recommend the top level of the bus if there’s room…and it’s not raining. Anyway, these buses drive all over Paris, and make stops at or close to every major Parisian destination that one could find in a travel guide or tourist map. I bought a one day pass for the bus, so I was able to get off at a desired stop, take my pictures, hop back on and go to the next one, take some more pictures, and so on

My stops included:
1) The Eiffel Tower (I know I already saw this, but it’s where I first caught the bus)…

2) The Louvre…

 

3) The Arc De Triomphe…

4) and Notre Dame (The cathedral, not the school)…

and more. Not bad, I’d say. And finally, on my last day in Paris, I finally worked up the nerve to try escargot at Le Comptoir du Sept. I have to say, it was good.

And on that note, I would say farewell to Paris. From Paris to London next. Good to go back.

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