One day packed with sightseeing

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Printemps - one of the famous shopping malls

We had to make it a very early morning because the sightseeing schedule was strict. The bus would pick us up at 8.30 am so we set the alarm at 6.30 am to make sure we'll be ready with shower and breakfast in time.

All members of the group were on schedule as well as the bus driver. The first destination was Notre Dame were we had exactly 15 minutes!!! for a visit. So we rushed through the church because I needed ages to take photos of the front already :p Flash was not allowed in the church so therefore some photos are a bit blurry and being in a rush made photographing not easier :( Of course I was one of the last who came out the church but it was ok. No complains from the group ;) 

At next we visited a flower market (which wasn't open yet) and walked through some narrow roads in the old part of Paris.

Printemps
Later the bus drove us to a different part of the city were we stopped at a bike rental. Riding a bike in Paris is quite an experience. There aren't proper bike roads and the traffic is chaotic. Not only the cars and busses but the pedestrians, too. Well, riding a bike in a group is even more difficult especially if you don't know the city and don't have any clue where you are ;) It was sooooo much fun because we got the instruction to ignore everything, red lights, pedestrians etc. Just follow the leader. Can you imagine 25 people rushing through Paris on their bikes and breaking every rule? Unfortunately I couldn't take any photos from this because it was too dangerous to stop :p Or I would have lost the others and would still driving through the city ;) After one hour everybody arrived safely and unhurt at the bike rental again.

Of course this experience made us hungry and thirsty and we were happy when the organizer announced that we'll have lunch at a restaurant boat on the river Seine at the foot of the Eiffel tower. There was a lunch buffet set up at the restaurant with cold cut, french cheese and salami, bread, various lettuce and cake as desert. Everything was very fresh and yummy.

After 1 hour lunch break we went to the Eiffel tower for a guided tour. This was not the tourist tour as usual but we had a look behind the scenes which was very interesting. Our guide told us the history about the Eiffel tower and we learned how the  elevators work. Due to lack of time we couldn't go up to the top but we made it to platform no. 2 from where you have an amazing view on Paris and its sights.

Church Madeleine

Back down another surprise waited for us. Maybe 25 - 30 vintage Citroen 2 CV (THE french car in the 60s and 70s) waited for us :)  This was my favorite part of the day :) When I was younger I always wanted to have a 2 CV but I had a Renault R 4 instead which was also a great car. Every car had its own chauffeur and there was room for 3 guests. The drive was along all historic sites we've seen on the bus tour already but it was special with this car. Additional to that all of a sudden we were a tourist attraction and lots of people took photos of us.

After 1 hour we came back to the Eiffel tower where the tour started. The bus was waiting already to take us back to the hotel for a 1.5 hours break before we were picked up for dinner again.

Since it was very warm Klaus and I took the chance for a shower and dress on new clothes.

Church Madeleine
At 7.30 p.m. the bus headed to Montmartre. Close to the church of Sacre Coeur the organizer had rented a room where a catering service served dinner for us. We had champagne and 2 wines (white + red) with the course. The dinner was great - fresh and well cooked. The view from this place on Paris and illuminated Eiffel tower was nice and we enjoyed everything. But I must say that I was happy when the bus headed back to the hotel at 11 pm and we went to bed totally exhaused from a perfect day.

More photos will follow soon!!

emmllerg says:
Enjoy the places Paris has to offer you
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
spocklogic says:
I like some of the personal photos in here - Always warms my heart to see enjoyment in Paris!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2013
aloneinthecrowd says:
Indeed Andrea :) It was fun but exhausting, too.
Posted on: Sep 26, 2012
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Entrance door of Notre Dame
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Statue on front of Notre Dame
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light reflection in a display
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Klaus is happy being in Paris :)
Klaus is happy being in Paris :)
Me being happy in Paris :)
Me being happy in Paris :)
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Vintage Citroen 2 CV
Vintage Citroen 2 CV
Our driver
Our driver
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Our driver and a friend of ours
Our driver and a friend of ours
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Klaus enjoying the drive :D
Klaus enjoying the drive :D
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Next time well take this one ;)
Next time we'll take this one ;)
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Arc de Triomphe
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Klaus again ;)
Klaus again ;)
Me enjoying the drive :D
Me enjoying the drive :D
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Klaus and I in front of the 2 CV
Klaus and I in front of the 2 CV
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Relaxing Parisian :)
Relaxing Parisian :)
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
Sacre Coeur at night
Sacre Coeur at night
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