Arrivé à Paris

After 15+ hours of cars, planes, and trains, we arrived in Paris on April 2nd, for one night at least before heading to Béziers. We managed to avoid a variety of potential travel delays and arrived on-time for everything. We had a quick stop in London at the BA first class lounge to recharge a bit after the 10 hour flight from Phoenix, then a short hop to Paris. We then hopped on the RER B to get into Paris, and the RER D to end up at our hotel near Gare de Lyon.

We had a surprising amount of energy, so we took a short stroll that ended up lasting about 4 hours and many miles around the Seine. Some highlights from this walking tour:

  • Started at Gare de Lyon and walked through the Marais region
  • Large Juliet statue near the Bastille metro station
  • Through the Place des Vosges right before it closed
  • The typical amazing French architecture and museums throughout this area
  • Excellent galette at Creperie Suzette
  • Walked past the Pompidou Centré
  • Some amazing graffiti near an older cathedral
  • Excellent building (hotel or theatré?) lit up in blue
  • Notre Dame cathedral and the Cité
  • Saint-Michel and the left bank
  • … and so much more…

Photos to follow when I find a more stable internet connection.

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