Spending less than a day in Paris, what was there to do?
I arrived in Paris that night just to get ready for my next leg of my 2016 Mediterranean cruise trip….. Not my ideal as I always dreamt of visiting France as a child, but for a longer amount of time….
That night, it was raining and dark. But in the darkness, the Eiffel Tower glowed. I also noticed that there were protesters on the streets, so I asked the policemen if it was everything was okay.
He replied, “Oui, oui! Ok!”
A Parisian Morning
There wasn’t a lot of time to wander around before I had to leave Paris. I still remember how I was so impressed at the architecture of Notre Dame.
I felt very sad when the fire happened a while back…. thankfully, no one was hurt that year.
After shopping at Galeries LaFayette for my Eiffel Tower charm and some other little souvenirs (no luxury shopping for me though), I needed to savour some yummy gelato from Amorino at their Île-De-Paris location.
Look at my pretty gelato flower!
“Amorino offers you an authentic Italian ice-cream, made with only natural ingredients, with no artificial colouring or flavourings. Our ingredients are sourced from only the most reputable suppliers and appelations and are worked in the traditional manner, respecting the Italian savoir-faire.” — Amorino.
Arc de Triomph
“The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.“—- Wikipedia
My next visit was to the the Arc de Triomph. It was a tricky place to take a photo as cars were circling around the site.
It continued to rain….
Saying Au Revoir
Before leaving Paris, I just had to visit the Eiffel Tower one last time. I will be back!
“Constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.“—- Wikipedia
Buying some macarons at the Ladurée pâtisserie at Paray-Vieille-Poste.