Paris, France – 2015

One day to explore Paris, GO!

On our train back to Paris, we were fortunate to sit next to a very friendly expat. After hearing that we were only going to have one full day in Paris, he suggested that we explore Le Marais, and make it up the Sacré-Cœur if we had time.
In the morning we crossed over the Seine to Île de la Cité and visited the Notre-Dame. Then we went through the historic district, Le Marais. The crumbling facades of the centuries old buildings were covered in nets to prevent injury to those strolling below. I wanted to walk through Place des Vosges, one of the oldest planned squares in Paris (also home of the likes of Cardinal Richelieu and Victor Hugo). In order to catch the sunset, we hoofed it over to Montmartre. The Sacré-Cœur is perched at the highest spot in the city. We sat and watched in awe as a talented athlete juggled a soccer ball while performing various handstands and effortlessly climbed a light post at the same time. Of all the cities I have visited, the streets of Paris showcased the most talented performers. Slowly, the hazy pink light left the city as pinpoints of light began popping up along the horizon. We waited until the lights of the Eiffel Tower was visible, which also happened to be our last site to visit.

Places: Le Marais, Notre-Dame, Place des Vosges, Sacré-Cœur, Tour Eiffel