When my other half decided we should go to Paris to see the end of a certain bicycle race , who was I to object! Somehow I had gotten through 40 years without visiting this iconic city. I dreamt of picnicking under the Eiffel tower and gazing upon the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile. 🙂
We arrived in the French Capital on a very hot and stuffy Friday afternoon, having amazingly managed to master the railway and metro to our bijou studio apartment in the Levallois Perret district of North West Paris. We booked it through airbnb , a really useful site , where people list rooms and apartments to let all over the world. It cost us £48 per night for four nights , which was very reasonable I thought.
The nearest famous landmark to us was The Arc de Triomphe , about 25 mins walk away. But mostly we travelled on the metro which was so handy, quick and easy to use. Here are a few photo’s from our trip. I’m sure I will devote a few more posts to places in Paris we were fortunate enough to visit. There is also much we didn’t get round to seeing. So I need to return! After all ~ Paris is always a good idea. 🙂
I cannot decide which are my favourite highlights from our trip. Having a picnic in the shade of the Eiffel tower, viewing Paris from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, Enjoying the last stage of the Tour, climbing the steps up to the Sacre Coeur. There are so many. Yet there is still so much I’ve yet to see. Theres only one thing for it, I will have to go back……..Paris really is a good idea. 🙂
This was July’s post for the #take12trips challenge organized by Clare at Need Another Holiday. 🙂