The next day, we went on a walking tour of Paris. I wanted to walk around and experience the city, as well as visiting several of the landmarks along the way.
After researching some walks online, I found one here (the map is below, but check out the link for more info), and was a scenic route which would show us all the main sights we wanted to see.
The walk began at Notre Dame, we went into the church which is very impressive. After having a look around and imagining Quasimodo running around, we went to cross over the bridge onto the south side of the river. Chris was very impressed to finally see the large statue of Charlemagne which stands tall outside Notre Dame.
After crossing the river, we discovered that there are little market stalls all along the river. They were selling all sorts of paintings, decorations, vintage items, books, records, you name it!
We continued on our path and came across Les Invalides and The Army Museum, which contains Napoleon’s tomb. It’s a really cool building, with tanks and cannons around to look at.
By this point we were starving, so we stopped at a Boulangerie to get some lunch. We got some baguettes and pastries and headed across to the park which overlooks the Eiffel Tower to have a picnic and relax in the sunshine.
After lunch, we powered on and up to the Arc de Triomphe and up the Champs Elysees. I should take a moment to suggest that if you are considering doing this walking tour – make sure you like walking! I may be making this walk seem short, but by this point we had been walking for hours.
Our trek ended walking through the Jardin de Tuileries and up to the Louvre, before we got the metro back to where we were staying to freshen up for dinner.
To be continued….