Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Paris is Closed

Day one of free time for Chad!  It was a little bit rainy, so we decided it would be a good day to be inside.  We had wanted to climb to the top of Notre Dame, so we went a bit early to check how long the line was.

The line was longer than our patience, so we decided we'd check back later or come another day.

On to the Louvre!

 It was Tuesday.  The Louvre was closed as it is every Tuesday.

On to the lock bridge!

I had read that the locks had all been removed from the lock bridge, apparently this is now the lockless bridge.  They put glass on the side so you can't put locks on the railings anymore.  Instead they filled the bridge with strange sculptures.

On to the Eiffel Tower! 

We made it!

Unfortunately there was a union strike, & the Eiffel Tower was closed.  We checked online this morning & it doesn't look like it will be reopened while we are here at all.

On to the Arc de Triomphe!

I almost lost my will to carry on after everything else was closed, but we persevered!  We arrived, but we couldn't figure out how to make it into the centre without dying.  Granted, we didn't try too hard.  We were hungry, & we wanted to eat.  We strolled down the Champs-Elysees in search of sustenance and found a nice cafe where I had a delicious lunch of mussels & a crepe.

After lunch we headed back to the flat.  We'd done a lot of walking & were pretty much done for the day.  We stopped at Notre Dame again, but the line was still too long, so we continued on.  Chad noticed a little patisserie & we decided to reward ourselves for all the exercise we had done by buying some treats.

I don't really know what they were, but they were delicious!

Total distance walked: 13 km

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