We arrived in Paris just days before a new President was to be sworn in. There was great excitement and hope-for-change among the people in the French countryside, but less so in Paris. Paris was too thug for all those warm, fuzzy political promises. Paris had a shrug-of-the-shoulders feel about it – this President or that President, no difference, they're all schmucks.
- Cafe' noisette = machiato – espresso with steamed milk
Over 30 bridges cross the Seine and the banks – quais – are adorable with people lounging around, frolicking among cozy riverside walkways.
The best riverside walking is between the Pont de la Concorde and the Pont de Sully. The Seine is an olive brown, fast moving and narrow. It flows proudly, gracefully through the city with houseboats docked and children playing on its banks.
Fresh air, sun and a cool breeze with the city of Paris gently flowing by.
Best way to spend Midnight in Paris
A weekend trip from Paris: Amboise
I organize most of our travel arrangements and plans, but if I ever go back to Paris, I will sign up for many tours. I found Paris difficult to navigate and the history overwhelming, I would have loved for someone to walk me through it.
Arc de Triomphe info.
Other popular destinations in Paris include:
Place de la Concorde
Tour Eiffel – see it after dark from across the Seine, also see it in daylight at it's base.
Jardin du Luxembourg – a late afternoon visit when locals are meeting up after work.
Conciergerie et Ste.-Chapelle
The Montmartre neighborhood