Following that, we dashed into the city and climbed the stairs (yes!) of the Eiffel Tower. You can only go to the 2nd platform, but that was plenty high for me. Why do I always find myself in extremely high up places?
It took me way too long to visit Paris, especially since Jenny has lived there since September. Ridiculous. That aside, I finally did and it was amazing! When Jenny realizes she doesn’t want to teach French anymore, I hope she will follow her other calling and start her own tour company.
I flew from Venice to Paris, where I successfully navigated the metro system and located Jenny by a statue, sans mobile phone in case of emergencies. Thanks, Orange.
I have never been so busy in my life! We did the commute into the suburbs where Jenny lives, and because there’s no time like the present we dropped everything and ran to Versailles. The fountains in the gardens were on which made for a real treat.
The evening ended on the Bateaux Mouche, a boat ride down the river and around the main islands of the city. We saw all the big sights at night, definitely would recommend it.
Saturday and Sunday included la Place de la Concorde, the Champs Élysées, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, Canal St. Martin, Place de la Republique, Place des Vosges, Place de la Bastille, Pont des Arts, Jardin des Tuileries, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Jardin du Luxembourg. That doesn’t include everything we walked by! I’m so happy to have seen everything that “must be seen,” and now I have the chance to look into the things I really enjoyed.