What does tigers like most? Walking and sightseeing!
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We got up at 8 a.m. (I don't know if you understand what this is for a student during weekend), ate fast breakfast to be strong and happy. I wasn't so happy cause I had to miss my morning coffee. Oh, a wicked morning without this drink of gods. But I've pulled myself together and after an hour we were ready to charge at Paris. Hahaha! Nothing worth seeing will hide.
We started from the neighbourhood at went to see Sacre Coeur. Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic basilica and a popular landmark in Paris. The basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. This is a beautiful, monumental building from where you have a astonishing view for all the city. Unfortunately, we weren't able to see the tombs in catacumbs (which would be my personal best), but anyway Sacre Coeur was worth seeing.
After we met againt at our hostel we decided to start our sightseeing from Notre Damme (let's be honest, we couldn't miss that while beeing in Paris). We went inside the church, but there was no point in going upstairs. The queue was a size of those in Polish shops during the martial law. Istead of standing there, we decided to see Notre Damme's backyard and have a brunch there.
Then, wanting our architect-friend to shut up, we went to see Pompidou. Of coure, I've heard about it earlier, but it hadn't make a big impression on me. Sure, the building is a great idea and it was nice to see it, but there was nothing that interested me much there. After a while we've taken our direction at Triumphal Arch through the Elysian Fields.
For those who donąt know. La Defense is is the major bussiness district for Paris and the largest purpose-built business district in Europe, bordering Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of the city itself.
When we reached Triumphal Arch, again that day, we havent got any other choices than visiting the Eiffle Tower. What is this everybody knows and if you don't- shame on you. We went to see the first floor. It was very cool cause the view was breathtaking, but again I'm not a huge fan of that building. After we ended our sightseeing we wanted to see the Eiffle Tower neighbourhood, so we were walking again for about 1,5 hour. At 0.30 we returned to our hostel, and went straight to bed. Doing nothing during the weekend is so tiring.