The next day we hopped on the TGV (pronounced Tay-Jay-Vay) which sped us into Paris very quickly. First we went to Montmartre.
The Sacre-Couer, a very beautiful church on the top of a hill in Montmartre. Also full of gypsies and vendors.
Charlotte atop one of the many famous Montmartre stair cases.
A very French street.
We then stumbled across this famous little cafe! If you've seen Amelie, you'll know about it.
We then hopped on the Metro and headed down to Notre Dame. We asked a person to take our picture in front of the cathedral for us, but obviously getting the whole cathedral behind us was out of the question.
So I took one myself.
The back of Notre Dame.
We then hopped back on the Metro and hit up the Louvre!
Unfortunately we didn't have time to go into the Louvre (I had already been last year anyway) so instead we just looked around the courtyard and then walked over into the Tuileries Gardens. Where I found this most charming statue.
Ahhhh Paris (you have to pronounce it 'Pehr-ee' for full effect)
Taking a nap on the Champs-Elysees! And then I told them to stop 'Diddly dawdling' which was a term they found insanely funny and spent the remainder of the trip attempting to pronounce correctly (Charlotte came close)
We then walked down the famous Champs-Elysee all the way to the Arc de Triomphe where I met some fellow Calgarians! They took our picture, and I took theirs, and we had a pretty cool conversation before we head off to a cinema to watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (one of the few theatres in France which had it in English was nearby!)
After the movie we headed over to Les Invalides, the famous war museum. But it was closed at the time
So we then walked over to the Eiffel Tower, which was sparkling!
At this time we realised we had only an hour to get up to the train station to make our train, and we were on the wrong side of Paris. So we rushed over to the nearest metro station, and hopped on the RER (which decided to be 30 minutes late). And then, after only going one stop down, the RER stopped and lady told us to get off as they were doing maintenance on the track. Long story short, we missed the last train out of Paris.
It turned out to be a happy accident in my books as Charlotte's boyfriend drove the 2 hours down to Paris in the middle of the night, and when he picked us up he drove us over to the Eiffel Tower so we could see it at 2 AM with no one else there. It was quite a site.
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The Eiffel Tower only does this once a night, for 10 minutes at 2 AM, so thats only time you can see it ^^