We spent the next day going to see all the other classic tourist spots of Paris and…
WE SAW OUR FIRST GYPSIES!
You can see them there, conglomerating and strategizing their next tackle. That was on the Love Lock bridge. You can see the sides of the bridge have wood all along them, blocking the locks and probably preventing the sides from falling off.
We came up on the Louvre (actual destination) and stayed for about 3 hours. We only waited in line for about 45 minutes (apparently this is very short, we got there around 9:45). It really is impossible to see it all. Also fun fact they don’t publicize: if you are a EU citizen or resident it is completely free. Even a visa of any kind is accepted (student exchange, anything for an extended period of time).
Afterwards we walked towards the Opera House and went to an adorable coffee shop on the way.
The Opera House was gorgeous. The Lafayette Gallery was behind right behind it, also amazing.
Lafayette Gallery Shopping dome…
We walked along St. Antoine Street passing loads of beautiful churches and sites. While along it we even saw some American reality star being filmed getting into her car. She actually messed it up and we got to watch her get into a car and drive away 2-3 times.
We walked along to go to the island with Notre Dame and Saint Chapelle. Both of the lines to get in were unfortunately incredibly long. It was really disappointing we weren’t able to go in but they were still so beautiful from the outside.
We ended the day with macaroons in Luxembourg Park. The park turned out to be a lot less beautiful as I had expected, it was more of a recreational park than a tourist one and I wouldn’t really recommend.
The macaroons are all they’re cracked up to be… so yummy (and harder to find than we had expected).
The night with a twinkling Eiffel Tower from the front of our hotel (every hour on the hour).