Day Eleven – Paris

Wednesday 12 April

How fabulous to wake up in Paris and see the Eiffel Tower out your hotel room window.  And what a gorgeous sunny day it was too.  After a great breakfast in the hotel we set off for the Louvre.  I didn’t need to go in as I have been in before – but I did want to see the pyramid entry point built a year after I was there.  Just as well we didn’t want to go in as about a million other people were queued up in the biggest queue I’ve ever seen.  Look closely at the photo below and you’ll hopefully see what I mean, the queue went way past the 1.5 hour indicator point so I’d say it was already a two hour wait.  But in the mall where we exited the Metro was an Apple Store which looked fabulous, but we were too early for it so I just looked longingly through the windows.

  

After a lovely coffee in a flash Pret’s we headed for the Lego Store which was actually better than the Legoland store, flash, big, classy and fun.

      

Next against my friend’s civilised tastes we went to McDonalds for lunch.  Surrounded by all that French cuisine made eating there all the more hilarious but I loved it.


After some shopping for shirts and shoes we went to the Notre Dame.

    
After a rest back in the hotel it was time to meet the tour group for our fabulous dinner up the tower followed by a cruise on the river Seine to see the night lights.  We were even lucky enough to see the sunset.

  
    
And then the lights came on.  

    
Being close to the tower when the sparkling lights come on really is something to see.

    

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