When I think back to Paris now, the first thing that comes to mind is this amazing experience of riding in a three wheeled motorcycle up the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to La Tour Eiffel. Tired of trying to locate the train station (seriously, where is it at La Concorde??) Mel and I made an impulse decision to get a ride in this little three wheeled motorbike. There was a bunch of them, all lined up at La Concorde and for a small fee we got to have one of the best experiences of the trip. There was absolute chaos up the Avenue, with police officers scrambling about the traffic, trying to direct it. We crawled up the Avenue before turning off and heading along the banks of the Seine towards the tower. We giggled the whole time, taking photographs of the Tower as it moved closer and closer. Our driver (complete with pony-tail) took us right underneath the tower. It was truly such an awesome way to travel around the city and an experience I will never forget.
The Musee d'Orsay was one of the things I definitely had to see whilst in Paris. Mostly because when my mother visited the year before she missed out. I didn't make it there though till our very last day in the city, right at twilight, so we didn't have very long to explore the galleries. What I did see though was incredibly beautiful, my favourites being the Van Goghs and the Monets. Next time I visit I'll be sure to spend more time in the gallery, which was built inside an old train station. The building itself is magnificent, the first hall full of sculptures especially. My absolute favourite part of the building was this magnificent clock window that looked out over the Seine. I felt a little bit like Hugo Cabret, hiding behind a clock face looking out over Paris.
I just could not help myself. These eclairs are just too yummy. I sat in front of Notre Dame to eat them, people watching. There was mostly tourists wandering around outside of the cathedral, but there was also a bunch of workmen setting up for some sort of Christmas concert. That half an hour or so, sitting around underneath a tree outside of Notre Dame is really special to me. Mostly because of ECLAIRS.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.
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