Nov 12 2012
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The first day in Paris

Posted by Jenelle in Europe 2012 / 2 Comments

Our first full day in Paris was full of adventure. We got up early and headed out to the Lourve.

On the train –

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Ready to explore!

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The Lourve

We ran around there quickly (Bill had to see the Mona Lisa – I had been beforehand) and back out before then, heading over to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. Tip – at the Eiffel Tour they serve the BEST hot dogs. Yeah here we are eating hotdogs and fries in Paris. But seriously they are awesome… and here they are –

Eiffel Tower Hot Dogs

No matter how many times you see it, the Tower is just awesome –

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Here are some scenes that we enjoyed while in transit –

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Bottle Brush!

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I have a thing for police boats and this was a beauty!

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After that, we jumped on a bus and headed up to Sacré-Cœur. The buses reminded me of the new Melbourne trams –

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Once we got to Sacré-Cœur – which is quite a hike, the view was sensational from the top but, the hoards of tourists, not so much.

View from Sacre Couer

I really felt for the security who kept SHHHHHing everyone. Most frustrating part of travel? People who want to have a full conversation in church. UGH.

The Cable Car area and looking back up to Sacré-Cœur –

View from Sacre Couer

View from Sacre Couer

Getting the cable car down to the bottom of the hill was a super idea because I was over walking… so with that we went and checked out McDonalds. I KNOW… Maccas in Paris… not something that people want to admit. BUT it was on Bill’s list. They introduced a 7 week special meal only for France called The McBaguette. Bill wanted to try it desperately. It was a let down but, we got to check out these amazing self ordering machines there!

McDonalds Self Ordering Machines - Paris

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Then check this out –

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We then jumped on another bus and headed back to the Eiffel Tower area for a cruise of the Seine. I annoyed Bill so much because all I wanted to do was chat and be all romantic while he actually wanted to listen to the headset tour information!

Because of our late McDonalds snack we were not hungry though, we were most definitely tired. Our full day in Paris was awesome just because we fitted so much in and saw so much of the city. We crawled back to La Villa on the bus, not knowing why there was so much traffic around the place. Little did we know, history was being made not far from where we were.

France was getting a new President! We quickly ran up the stairs to our room, got in our jammies and watched the news. We really did ‘watch’ as we couldn’t listen as I couldn’t understand a word!