We stayed in Paris for two days, arriving after our time in Holland and taking the Euro Star to London, England (via the Chunnel) when we left. While driving through France before we arrived in Paris, we were all amazed at how beautiful and vibrant the countryside was.
Looking though my pictures of our time in Paris, I’m astounded by all we crammed into our stay there. We did a lot of walking, riding on double-decker buses, exploring, being warned about pick-pocketers, eating pastries, standing in the rain, taking pictures and overall being very happy when it was time to leave.
When we were in Vienna, we had noticed some people locked padlocks onto the wire on bridges. I thought that was pretty cool. When we got to Paris, we saw that people here took it to a whole new level. See all that gold-looking-stuff? Those are thousands and thousands of padlocks. Couples lock their locks onto the bridge and the throw the key into the river. Aww, so romantic.
The coolest part (haha, pun intended) was that the Louver was built over ancient castle ruins and you could go down and see some of them. Pretty neat.
Despite the fact that Paris was really dirty, stunk, people were rude, there were pick-pocketer warning signs all over the place which made us very cautious and feel very unsafe and it was my least favorite of all the cities we stayed in while in Europe, I’m still glad we went. It was an experience and experiences are good. (Most of the time!)