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Paris Has My Heart

FRANCE | Saturday, 11 September 2010 | Views [370]

I leave tomorrow for Rodez, France to work on some land for a week, but truthfully I am not ready to leave Paris. I can't really afford to stay hear, but I would like to! I love, Love, LOVE Paris!

I arrived at 8:30 Tuesday morning. I found my hostel and dropped my bags off and then walked to the Eiffel Tower. Which is only about a fifteen minute walk from where I rest my head at night. The Eiffel Tower is so big and beautiful! It just has this force that comes over you when you see it! I sat in the grass infront of it for a long while, but decided I needed to do more sight seeing. So I walked to the Champs-Elysees. It is at the top of a street that is lined with stores like Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuiton, etc. Crazy expensive area! After wondering aroung that area for sometime I stopped at a little side street cafe and had a cappuccino and sat to record some thoughts. Then I went back to the Eiffel Tower and took a little cat nap in the grass, for I had been up since 3:30 AM that morning.

On Wednesday I took advantage of the free tour that Paris offers. The guide was hilarious and I had met a friend at the hostel so we went together. The tour was really interesting and took us all around the Louvre, Champs Elysees, St. Michael via the Latin Quarter, the Seine River, Notre Dame, and many more remarkable places. It was a really good group of people, which equaled a really good time. Towards the end of our tour it starting raining. By the time the tour ended it was pouring. I had a rain jacket, but that was the most protection I had so I ended up getting soaked. I decided to stay out and walk around more. I mean, I was already wet and I am in Paris! There is no way I was going to go sit at the hostel. So I wondered around for hours. I found this cute little crepery called 'La Petite Tour'-The Little Tower. I got a chocolate and banana filled crepe to go and it was everything I could have wished for! Downfall of the day being when it starting raining my camera got a little wet. When I went back to the Notre Dame after the tour to take pictures, I learned that my camera just wouldn't. It turns on and I can view older pictures, but it won't take new ones! So I am sporting a very nice disposable camera!

On Thursday I spent the whole day getting to Sacre Coeur and Montmartre and exploring both areas. This area I am talking about is really far away from my hostel. But I decided it would be really nice to walk and so I packed a lunch and headed out. It took me a couple hours to get there. Keep in mind I was taking my time and I stopped for my picnic lunch on the steps of The Church of Madeleine. Sacre Coeur is this really extravegant, huge church at the very tip top of this hill in Paris. Upon reaching the top and turning around, you can see the city. Fabulous! The inside the church is beautiful as well (It has nothing on the Notre Dame, but it does well). I sat inside and journaled a bit. It smelt like Barmeo. After hanging out around there I went to the area that resides behind the church, which is Montmartre. It is this part of Paris that is the artists community. There are many many coffee shops and art galleries. I really really liked it, but after my trek up to Sacre Couer I was too tired to hang out, but I decided to come back the next evening!

Tags: camera woes, crepe, montmartre, paris, sacre coeur, tour, tower


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